ICC U-19 WC: Pope's eight spins Australia into semis

Australia's Llyod Pope recorded figures of 8-35, best ever in a World Cup game, to bowl England out for 96.

Nick Pope celebrates the dismissal of England's captain Harry Brook. (screengrab)   -  HOTSTAR

Lloyd Pope bowled the Australia U-19 side to a famous 37-run win over England and to move into the semifinals of the ICC U-19 World Cup on Tuesday.

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The Aussie leg spinner registered the best ever bowling figures in U-19 World Cup history.

Chasing 128, England folded for 96 owing to Pope's staggering figures of 8 for 35. England was well on its way in its chase at 47-0 in 7.2 overs before Pope struck his first of eight victims. Opener Tom Banton top scored with 58.

The record was earlier held by Pope's teammate Jason Ralston, whose 7-15 against Papa New Guinea wasn't enough for him to hold on to his place in the crucial quarterfinal clash.

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Earlier in the day, a collective bowling effort from England restricted Australia's batting line-up to 127. Ethan Bamber, Tom Scriven and Will Jacks shared three wickets each. Aussie skipper Jason Sangha top scored with a fighting 58 off 91 balls.  

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