Foakes powers England to win
A magnificent century from Ben Foakes helped England to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in their Under-19 World Cup warm-up match at Brisbane.
Well supported by 91 from opener Daniel Bell-Drummond, Foakes struck a perfectly-paced 133 from 118 deliveries, containing 14 fours and five sixes.
Somerset all-rounder Craig Overton compiled 30 not out to see England to beyond Pakistan’s 281 for six with six overs to spare.
Overton’s twin brother Jamie earlier reduced Pakistan to 26 for three with an impressive opening burst, but Imam ul-Haq and Saad Ali put on 174 for the fourth wicket to lay a considerable foundation.
Adam Ball bowled Imam to end the stand before Jamie Overton, the pick of the England bowlers with 3-22, ran out centurion Ali for 100.
Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite top-scored with 96 as he captained West Indies to a 13-run win over Australia.
Off-spinner Ashton Turner produced a superb all-round display in vain for the hosts. Brathwaite was his last victim in a return of 5-47 and he later hit a 90-ball 80 – astonishingly brought up without a single boundary – as Australia completed their 50 overs on 222 for nine in response to 235 for six.
Angelo Jayasinghe was left high and dry on 64 as Sri Lanka slumped to 158 all out and a 33-run defeat against India.
Jayasinghe, whose score was matched by Hanuma Vihari in India’s 191 for eight, was one of only three Sri Lankan batsmen to reach double figures as Kamal Passi helped himself to 3-34.
South Africa opening pair Quinton de Kock and skipper Chad Bowes retired out for 80 and 36 respectively as the Proteas cruised past New Zealand’s 184 for eight inside 30 overs.
Victory was yet more resounding for Bangladesh as Anamul Haque’s side reached 107 for three in 20.1 overs after Scotland collapsed to 106 all out. Seamer Abu Jayed took 3-21, while Nasum Ahmed’s spin claimed 4-21.
Afghanistan posted 257 for six on their way to a comprehensive 101-run win over Ireland. Hashmatullah Shaidi led the way with 64 and Najibullah Zadran’s blistering unbeaten 56 not out came from just 23 deliveries.
Shane Getkate scored 45 for Ireland, but they were all out with 10 overs remaining having never truly been in contention.
Kevin Kasuza and Luke Masasire scored half-centuries at the top of the innings for Zimbabwe to comfortably overhaul 180 for the loss of three wickets in the all-African clash against Namibia, while Lega Siaka brought up three figures as Papua New Guinea eased to an eight-wicket triumph over Nepal.