Group C, Penang, Feb 17 2008, ICC Under-19 World Cup
(31/50 ov, target 313)
Aust U19 won by 149 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia Under-19s
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Favourites cruise on opening day

Australia and England began their Under-19 World Cup campaigns in style with easy wins against Namibia and Ireland, while Pakistan routed hosts Malaysia

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Scorecard summary
Australia Under-19s312(48 overs)
Namibia Under-19s163(31 overs)
Match details
Penang Sports Club
TossNamibia Under-19s , elected to field first
SeriesICC Under-19 World Cup 2008
Player Of The Match
Michael Hill
Match numberYouth ODI no. 593
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days17 February 2008 (50-over match)
Youth ODI debut
Steven Smith
Michael Cranmer
David King
Raymond van Schoor
Sean Silver
Tiaan Louw
Pikky Ya France
Bernard Scholtz
Ashley van Rooi
Peter Hartley
Paul Baldwin
Reserve Umpire
Enamul Haque
PointsAustralia Under-19s 2, Namibia Under-19s 0