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Australia beat Nigeria by 10 wickets at ICC Under-19 World Cup

Australia bounced back from their defeat to the West Indies by claiming a 10-wicket win over debutants Nigeria at the International Cricket Council Under-19 World Cup in South Africa.

Having bowled out their opponents for just 61 runs in 30.3 overs, Australia completed the chase in 7.4 overs at Country Club B Field in Kimberley.

Openers Sam Fanning and Jake Fraser-McGurk put on an unbeaten 62-run partnership, with the former managing 30 off 26 balls and the latter posting 23 off 20 balls in the Group B clash.

Olayinka Olaleye was Nigeria’s top scorer, making 21 runs off 53 balls with two boundaries to his name.

Tanveer Sangha returned with figures of 5-14 in 10 overs, including four maidens.

Today also saw the West Indies make it two wins out of two after beating England by 71 runs on the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method in a rain-affected match.

Kelvon Anderson top scored with an unbeaten 86 runs off 105 balls as the West Indies managed 267 from their 50 overs at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.

In reply, England found themselves on the brink of defeat at 184-9 when rain halted play for a second time, and their opponents’ victory was confirmed around 30 minutes later.

West Indies’ Nyeem Young was named player of the match after managing 66 runs off 41 balls with the bat and a five-wicket haul.

Action in South Africa is due to continue tomorrow, with Bangladesh playing Scotland in Group C and defending champions India facing Japan in Group A.

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