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February 19, 2008
England U-19s 56 for 0 (Taylor 43*) beat Bermuda U-19s 55 (Douglas 21, Dawson 3-15) by 10 wickets
Bermuda were in self-destruct mode from the moment they chose to bat, losing their first four wickets to the new-ball combination of Steven Finn and James Harris. The two snared two wickets apiece as Bermuda slumped to 29 for 4.
Christopher Douglas (21) was the only Bermuda batsman to reach double figures as they folded in 28.5 overs. Eight of the batsmen couldn't even reach 5 and it was only thanks to the 11 extras that the total passed 50. Liam Dawson, the left-arm spinner, took three wickets and was duly rewarded with the Man-of-the-Match award.
Australia U-19s 206 (Hughes 46, Pascoe 37, Khadka 4-32, Shrestha 3-32) beat Nepal U-19s 110 (Vishwakarma 33, Rose 3-21, Pattinson 3-25, Smith 3-25) by 96 runs
Australia exposed Nepal's batting frailties by bowling them out for 110 on course to their 107-run win at the University Sains Malaysia ground. Nepal's bowlers had done a good job by restricting Australia to 206 before their batsmen crumbled during the run-chase.
Nepal's pursuit got off to an inauspicious start when Mahesh Chhetri was run out by Phillip Hughes and they soon collapsed to 36 for 4 when the right-arm fast bowler James Pattinson prised three wickets. Clive Rose, the left-arm spinner, then took the next three: he had Rom Shreshtha and Sagar Khadka caught by the captain Micheal Hill, before trapping Antim Thapa lbw. Rahul Vishwakarma had some fun out in the middle, smashing a six and three fours to remain unbeaten on 33, before Steven Smith removed the tail-enders with his legspin.
Australia had made a solid start, with Hughes and Kirk Pascoe putting on 62 for the first wicket, but the tide turned in Nepal's favour once Pascoe was bowled by Shrestha. Hill showed aggressive intent, striking a six and a four, but he tried one shot too many against Shrestha.
Once Hughes, who was guiding Australia's innings, was stumped off the bowling of Vishwakarma, Nepal pulled things back. Australia's middle order all got starts but they could not capitalise on them. Michael Cranmer scored 32 and James Faulkner made 22 before Khadka ripped through the tail to finish with four.
Pakistan U-19s 156 (Salah-ud-din 53) beat New Zealand U-19s 129 by 27 runs
Plucky knocks from Usman Salahuddin and Ali Asad helped Pakistan recover from a perilous 28 for 4 before the bowlers completed the fightback against New Zealand by rounding off a 27-run win.
New Zealand's medium-pacers seemed to have justified their captain's decision to field, restricting Pakistan to 156 in 47.1 overs. Tim Southee and Trent Boult, the opening bowlers, shared four wickets between them before Anurag Verma picked up two towards the end.
However Pakistan's bowlers were up to the task, reducing New Zealand to 51 for 4 in the 23rd over. Harry Boam led the chase with a patient 38 and his partnership with Greg Morgan took them closer but legspinner Ahmed Shehzad grabbed three wickets to hasten the end.
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