New Indian Express – TAURANGA: New Zealand cantered to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over defending champions West Indies after Finn Allen slammed the tournament’s first century on the opening day of the ICC U-19 World Cup here.

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  • TAURANGA: New Zealand cantered to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over defending champions West Indies after Finn Allen slammed the tournament’s first century on the opening day of the ICC U-19 World Cup here.
  • For Afghanistan, captain Naveen-ul-Haq struck with the new ball to reduce Pakistan to 23 for two after the two-time champions elected to bat in the Group D match.
  • Bangladesh started with a comprehensive win in their bid to better their third-place finish as hosts last time, defeating Namibia by 87 runs in a Group C match reduced to 20 overs per side owing to rain.
  • Zimbabwe scored a 10-wicket win over Papua New Guinea in another match that was reduced to 20 overs a side.
  • They restricted Papua New Guinea to 95 in the opening Group B match and then got to the target with six overs to spare.


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