Scotland lose opener in U19 CWC

Mon, Aug 13, 2012 9:40 AM

Scotland lose opener in U19 CWC
Pakistan has stayed on track in Group B with a no-nonsense nine wicket win over qualifier Scotland at Kev Hackney Oval on the Sunshine Coast.

Scotland produced the highest score of any of the four qualifiers in action on Monday, reaching 200 before being dismissed in the final over, but Pakistan hardly missed a beat on the way to victory as it rumbled to 204 for one in 36.2 overs.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam brought up his century with a six and then, with the scores tied, wrapped up the result with a four off the next ball to finish unbeaten on 106 (120b, 10x4, 2x6).

The 17-year-old skipper from Lahore opened the innings, and, with Sami Aslam (78: 79b, 13x4) put on 163 for the opening wicket to ensure a swift chase.

Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz was hard to get away, with the 18-year-old snaring four for 20 from 10 overs, including a maiden.

Opener Ross Maclean (59: 101b, 2x4) fought hard at the top of the order while Freddie Coleman (39: 60b) did likewise in the middle order against the disciplined Pakistan attack.

Scores in brief:

Group A - Australia beat Nepal by 212 runs, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
Australia 294 for seven, 50 overs (Cameron Bancroft 125, Kurtis Patterson 86l Pradeep Airee 2-40, Rahul Vishvakarma 2-50)
Nepal 82 all out, 23.5 overs (Sagar Pun 22, Pulami Magar 21; Ashton Turner 4-28, Harry Conway 3-15)
Player of the Match - Cameron Bancroft (Australia)

Group B - Pakistan beat Scotland by nine wickets, Kev Hackney Oval, Buderim
Scotland 200 all out, 49.5 overs (Ross McLean 59, Fred Coleman 39, Ruaidhri Smith 34; Mohammad Nawar 4-20, Ehsan Adil 2-37)
Pakistan 204 for one, 36.2 overs (Babar Azam 106 n.o., Sami Aslam 78)
Player of the Match - Babar Azam (Pakistan)

Group C- West Indies beat Papua New Guinea by nine wickets, Endeavour Park 2, Townasville
Papua New Guinea 116 all out, 41 overs (Chris Kent 39, Chad Soper 23, Nogel Boge 21; Jerome Jones 3-15, Kyle Mayers 3-12; Akeal Hosein 2-23)
West Indies 117 for one, 11.4 overs (Sunil Ambris 91)
Player of the Match - Sunil Ambris (West Indies)

Group D - Sri Lanka beat Namibia by 195 runs, Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Sri Lanka 258 for nine, 50 overs (Sebastian Perera 69, Sandun Weerakkody 50, Lahiru Madushanka 45, Pabasara Waduge 39, Niroshan Dickwella 38; Zhivago Groenewald 3-49, Wian van Vuuren 2-65)
Namibia 103 all out, 35 overs (Wian van Vuuren 38, Gerhard Erasmus 26; Lahiru Madushanka 4-15, Amila Aponso 2-17, Tharindu Kaushal 2-19)
Player of the Match - Sebastian Perera (Sri Lanka)

Tuesday’s fixtures:
Group A – Australia v Ireland, Endeavour Park, Townsville
Group B – New Zealand v Afghanistan, Kev Hackney Oval, Sunshine Coast
*Group C – India v Zimbabwe, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
Group D – South Africa v Namibia, Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane

Wednesday’s fixtures:
Group A - Ireland v Nepal, Endeavour Park, Townsville
Group B - Afghanistan v Scotland, John Blanck Oval, Buderim
* Group C - India v Zimbabwe, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
Group D - South Africa v Namibia, Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane

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