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Finn Allen struck an unbeaten century in New Zealand’s win over Windies
Hosts New Zealand kicked off the Under-19 World Cup with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over defending champions Windies at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
Finn Allen (115no) and Jakob Bhula (83) put on 163 for the second wicket as New Zealand topped Windies’ 233-8 in just 39.3 overs in Group A. NZ v WINDIES SCORECARD
Windies made a bright start to their innings with Keagan Simmons (92no) and Kimani Melius (78) sharing an opening stand of 123 but the home team fought back thanks to Rachin Ravindra (3-30) and Matthew Fisher (3-61).
England U19 vs Namibia U19s
January 14, 2018, 9:25pm
Elsewhere, Bangladesh beat Namibia by 87 runs in a game between two of England’s rivals in Group C – Bangladesh captain Saif Hassan leading the way with 84 from just 48 balls, an innings which included five sixes. BANGLADESH v NAMIBIA SCORECARD
Zimbabwe coasted past Papua New Guinea in Group B, recording a thumping 10-wicket win after trumping their opponents’ 95 all out with 36 overs in reserve.
Wesley Madhevere impressed for Zimbabwe, scoring an unbeaten half-century after bagging 3-19 from his four overs. ZIMBABWE v PAPUA NEW GUINEA SCORECARD
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Finally, Afghanistan overcame Pakistan by five wickets in Group D. PAKISTAN v AFGHANISTAN SCORECARD
Rohail Nazir struck 81 from the top of the order for Pakistan but his team stumbled from 111-2 to 188 all out, before Afghanistan secured victory in the 48th over.
Afghanistan were in a spot of bother at 50-3 but Darwish Rasooli stroked an unbeaten 76 to ensure his team got off to a winning start.
Watch the Under-19 World Cup live on Sky Sports Cricket this winter. Our next live game is India versus Australia from 1am on Sunday, before we bring you coverage of England against Namibia from 9.25pm.
India U19s vs Australia U19
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