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Harry Conway claimed a hat-trick as hosts Australia maintained their 100% record at the Under-19 World Cup with a comprehensive 212-run demolition of Nepal at Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville.

New South Wales paceman Conway struck with the final ball of his second over and the first two balls of his third to reduce Nepal to 11 for three and they went on to be dismissed for a paltry 82, with Ashton Turner claiming 4-28.

Wicketkeeper Cameron Bancroft had earlier struck 125 at the top of the order to help Australia, victors over England in their first game, to 294 for seven. Bancroft was well supported by Kurtis Patterson, who contributed 86 to a second-wicket stand of 169 after Nepal had chosen to field.

Pakistan were another team to triumph comfortably as they thrashed Scotland by nine wickets to earn their second successive win.

Openers Babar Azam and Sami Aslam shared 163 inside 30 overs to underpin a successful chase of 201, and the former finished unbeaten on 106.

Scotland’s total of 200 featured 59 from Ross McLean and four economical wickets for left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz.

Sunil Ambris smashed 91 from just 43 balls as West Indies raced to a nine-wicket win over Papua New Guinea.

After PNG had crawled to 116 all out, the Windies surpassed their total in less than 12 overs, thanks chiefly to Ambris’ whirlwind innings containing nine fours and seven sixes.

In the day’s other game Sri Lanka’s total of 298 for seven proved well beyond the reach of Namibia, who were skittled for 103 with Lahiru Madushanka returning 4-15.

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