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Corne Dry snared four scalps as South Africa confirmed their place in the Under-19 World Cup quarter-finals with a four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka at the Peter Burge Oval in Brisbane.

The right-arm seamer returned figures of 4-18 off eight overs to help dismiss Sri Lanka for 150 inside 38 overs, despite an unbeaten 50 off 60 balls from number nine Pulina Tharanga.

Tharindu Kaushal hampered the Proteas innings with three scalps, but Chad Bowes’ 46 and 42 from Theunis de Bruyn helped see their side home with 17 overs to spare.

Afghanistan kept their slim hopes of a last-eight berth alive with a 10-run win over Scotland.

Opener Javed Ahmadi compiled 71 and, despite four wickets apiece from Ruaidhri Smith and Gavin Main, Afsar Khan’s 44 lifted Afghanistan to 191 all out.

Ross McLean struck 67, but three wickets from Sayed Shirzad and four run outs hampered Scotland’s innings and they were dismissed for 181.

Ireland picked up their first triumph of the competition after narrowly beating Nepal by 14 runs.

Struggling on 35 for three in the 11th over, Ireland were reliant on a fourth-wicket stand of 71 between Andy McBrine and Shane Getkate, who made 41 and 47 respectively, as they posted 185 for eight.

Somerset spinner George Dockrell then claimed impressive figures of 4-22 off 10 overs to dismiss Nepal for 171 in the final over.

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