New Indian Express – Nathan McSweeney’s knock of 156 against PNG was rewarded with the Man of the Match award (Twitter/Cricket World Cup)

CHRISTCHURCH: Australia and Pakistan today secured their spots in the quarterfinals of the ICC U-19 World Cup with wins over Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka respectively.

Summary

  • Nathan McSweeney’s knock of 156 against PNG was rewarded with the Man of the Match award (Twitter/Cricket World Cup)CHRISTCHURCH: Australia and Pakistan today secured their spots in the quarterfinals of the ICC U-19 World Cup with wins over Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka respectively.
  • Australia thumped Papua New Guinea by 311 runs as the former champions progressed to the Super League quarterfinals from Group B, alongside toppers India.
  • Also joining them were former champions Pakistan who defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in a Group D match.
  • Sri Lanka were shaken early on as left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi and Arshad Iqbal shared three scalps and then a run-out saw the score reduced to 55 for four.
  • At Whangarei, Pakistan made up for some early damages inflicted by left-arm fast bowler Thisara Rashmika (three for 47) to get to their target with 6.3 overs to spare.


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