South Africa, New Zealand and West Indies had little trouble overcoming minnow opposition in the Under-19s World Cup.
In Group C, the Proteas powered to victory over Canada on the back of Yaseen Valli’s 102, which secured a total of 293 for six.
Their opponents did at least put up a fight in reply, yet were still well short on 248 for eight as Valli claimed four wickets in a 45-run triumph.
Another centurion was the Black Caps’ Robert O'Donnell, his 107 being complemented by 70 from Shawn Hicks in a total of 281 for five.
Chirag Suri hit 57 in hosts the United Arab Emirates’ reply but they were dismissed for 169 as New Zealand won by 112 runs in Group D.
Even without a batsman reaching three figures, the Windies racked up 275 for six as Shimron Hetmyer struck 48, Tagenarine Chanderpaul – the son of Shivnarine – 84 not out and Jonathan Drakes 50.
That was enough to earn a 167-run success over Zimbabwe, who were bowled out for 108 in the Group C meeting.