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Cricket news - ICC Under-19 World Cup: Australia pip England in last-ball thriller

West Indies hammered Nigeria to seal a massive 246-run win

West Indies hammered Nigeria to seal a massive 246-run win

England lose two in two

Australia edged England in a last-ball thriller by two wickets in a crucial encounter at Kimberley. After opting to bowl first, Australia couldn't take full advantage of the new ball, allowing England to get to 67 for the loss of no wickets, before reducing them to a more vulnerable 146-5. They continued to lose regular wickets before Dan Mousley (51*) and Kasey Aldridge (32*) put together 60 in 46 balls to take the total past 250, as England finished with 252-7 in 50 overs.

Australia's top order got them off to a terrific start in the chase of 253, led by Mackenzie Harvey, and were at a comfortable 153-2, before a collapse of 6 wickets for 53 runs. With 47 to win off 26 balls, Nos. 9 and 10, Connor Sully and Todd Murphy scored 35* and 16* respectively to get Australia past the line off the last ball and keep them in the tournament, essentially driving them into the super league. England, meanwhile, have lost both their matches and face inevitable elimination.

Brief Scores: England U-19 252-7 in 50 overs(Ben Charlesworth 82, Dan Mousley 51*; Connor Sully 2-39)lost to Australia U-19 253-8 in 50 overs (Mackenzie Harvey 65, Lachlan Hearne 45; Lewis Goldsworthy2-24)by 2 wickets

West Indies crush Nigeria at Kimberley

West Indies trampled Nigeria by 246 runs in their league fixture at Kimberley on Thursday (January 23). After being set 304 to win, the Nigerians failed to stitch together any partnerships, as Jayden Seales ripped through the top order, as Ashmead Nedd and Matthew Patrick skittled through the rest to drive a rampant side to a dominating win. This consolidates the West Indies' position at the top of the table, whereas Nigeria remain at the bottom with two losses in as many games.

Earlier in the day, West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first, starting off with a solid 70-run stand, and a 65-runs stand to follow that. courtesy a fifty by Kimani Melius. The next phase of play saw a mini-collapse of five wickets for 64 runs. They were then rescued by Matthew Patrick and Joshua James, who compiled a partnership of 90 runs, before the lower-order dragged the score past 300, which proved to be more than sufficient in the end.

Brief Scores: West Indies U-19 303-8 in 50 overs(Matthew Patrick 68, Kimani Melius 65; Peter Aho 2-53)beat Nigeria U-19 57 all-out in 21.4 overs(Abdulrehman Jimoh 17; Jayden Seales 4-19, Ashmead Nedd 3-11)by 246 runs.

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