SA, England score

 Strong contenders South Africa and England started their under-19 World Cup campaign on a bright note, notching up facile victories on Sunday.

South Africa crushed hapless Bangladesh by 133 runs, while England scored an equally comfortable seven-wicket win over Ireland. Proteas made 294 for eight in 50 overs with Quinton de Kock (95) and Theunis de Bruyn (63) producing bruising fifties.

Noor Hussain and Nasum Ahmed were the most successful bowlers for Bangladesh, grabbing three wickets apiece. However, Bangla batsmen were clueless against South African bowlers. Vincent Moore (3-44) led their charge, while Shaylin Pillay and Corne Dry chipped in with two wickets Bangladesh were folded for 161 all out in 34.3 overs.

Brief scores: South Africa: 294/8 in 50 overs (Quinton de Kock 95, Shaylin Pillay 27, Theunis de Bruyn 63, Murray Coetzee 29; Noor Hussain 3-44, Nasum Ahmed 3-45) bt Bangladesh: 161 all out in 34.3 overs (Nurul Hasan 27, Anamul Haque 39, Al Amin 33; Corne Dry 2-34, Vincent Moore 3-44, Shaylin Pillay 2-4).

Ireland: 109 all out in 42.2 overs (Tyrone Kane 28, George Dockrell 26; Reece Topley 3-14, Sam Wood 2-31) lt to England: 113/3 in 36.2 overs (Ben Foakes 32, Craig Overton 26 n.o., Aneesh Kapil 31 n.o.).

New Zealand: 247/9 in 50 overs (Will Young 115, Robert O’Donnell 50; Patrick Sadler 2-55; Ruaidhri Smith 3-34, Aman Bailwal 2-53) bt Scotland: 208 all out in 46.5 overs (Ross McLean 36, Freddie Coleman 65;  Ish Sodhi 3-35, Connor Neynens 3-24, Henry Walsh 2-51).

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