4 more matches decided in Under-19 Cricket World Cup
WELLINGTON: Four more matches have been decided in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2010 here on Saturday.
West Indies beat Bangladesh by one run after a tough fight while Australia, India and Sri Lanka also won their matches on second day of the tournament.
In Palmerston North, West Indies won a thriller by a single run over Bangladesh.
Chasing 250 to win, Bangladesh needed two runs from three balls with one wicket in hand but Shaker Ahmed''s run out sparked wild celebrations from the West Indian camp.
West Indies took the eighth wicket at 225, but Haque and the No 10 Abul Hasan appeared to have Bangladesh on track for a tense win in the final over until Haque was bowled by medium-pacer Jason Holder for 54 with the third ball, and on the fourth Shaker was run out.
A crushing win over Ireland in Queenstown gave Australia their second success in two days at the under-19 cricket World Cup.
Having racked up 274 for five, Australia steamrolled Ireland for a paltry 65 in 24.2 overs to maintain their position at the top of Group B.
Australia''s innings was helped by the opener Tom Beaton''s second successive half-century and two sizeable contributions from Alex Keath and Tim Armstrong. Beaton''s 45-ball 53 powered the innings with a 52-run start and after a brief wobble Keath (88) and Armstrong put on 115 for the fifth wicket.
In a rain-delayed match in Christchurch, Sri Lanka''s seam bowlers set up an eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a match reduced to 34 overs.
Sri Lanka opted to field, and Zimbabwe had only Tinotenda Mutombodzi''s unbeaten 42 to give their score of 121 any respectability.
Chasing 122, Sri Lanka were eased home by Bhanuka Rajapaksa''s unbeaten 52 from 43 balls, reaching 125 for two in the 25th over.
India continued their good form, downing Hong Kong by nine wickets in another 34-over match in Christchurch. All out for 143 with one ball remaining, Hong Kong couldn''t pressure the dominant Indian batsmen, who cruised home at 147 for one in 24 overs.