Aus v Ban, 5th place play-off semi-final, Under-19 World Cup February 28, 2008

Australia advance on net run-rate in rain-hit match

Cricinfo staff

Australia U-19s 18 for 0 against Bangladesh U-19s 115 (Majumder 43, King 2-17, Rose 2-18). No result due to rain
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Australia, on the basis of a superior average net run-rate through the tournament, have progressed to the final of the fifth place play-off in the Under-19 World Cup, after their match against Bangladesh at the Bayuemas Oval was abandoned due to rain.

Chasing 116, Australia's openers, Kirk Pascoe and Marcus Stoinis, had put on 18 runs in six overs before the players were forced off the field as the skies opened up. Earlier, the Australian bowlers combined well to send Bangladesh crashing from 51 for 1 to 115 all out. Clive Rose, the left-arm spinner, and right-arm seamer David King were the pick of the bowlers, taking two important middle-order wickets apiece. Rose accounted for Bangladesh's top scorer, Amit Majumder, who made a 79-ball 43, while King bowled their captain, Suhrawadi Shuvo, for 1.