Under-19 World Cup Group matches 4th round

Scratchy England U-19s sneak through to Super League

ESPNcricinfo staff

Points table

Group A
Bangladesh beat Pakistan by four wickets

Group B
Australia beat West Indies by 13 runs

Group C
India beat Scotland by 8 wickets
India showed no mercy in their clash against Scotland, crushing them by eight wickets. India, who won the toss and chose to bowl, blew Scotland away for just 112 with Abu Nechim Ahmed producing a testing display of seam and swing bowling, picking up 4 for 25. Despite the favourable bowling conditions, the Scots threw away many of their wickets and, at one stage, were struggling on 49 for 6. That they managed to reach 112 represented a significant recovery - largely thanks to Scott MacLennan (25) and Aamir Mehmood (32*) - but a total of 112 was never likely to cause the Indians any trouble. Indeed, they romped along at over six runs per over, with Cheteshwar Pujara (47*) and the captain, Ravikant Shukla (45) powering the Indians home with 31 overs to spare.

Group D
England beat Ireland by four runs
England sneaked into the Super League with a nail biting four-run win over Ireland. Their win places them into the quarter-finals, along with Zimbabwe, and their meeting on Friday will decide which of them tops Group D. It was, however, another disappointing effort from England whose batsmen failed to click , although this was largely due to some insicive fast bowling from Ireland's Niall McDarby who picked up the Man-of-the-Match award. The opening bowler, with 6 for 50, helped reduce England to 48 for 4 before Rory Hamilton-Brown (55) and Ben Wright (50) combined in a partnership of 112 which lifted their team's final total to 214. In reply, Ireland's Gary Wilson struck 69 from 98 balls and, at 180 for 5, seemed likely to see the Irish to a famous win. But the pressure of chasing a target - in what was a must-win game - proved too much for their lower order, and they fell by four runs.

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