Townsville, Aug 13: England U-19 team thrashed Ireland by 7 wickets as they chased a target of 110 with 82 balls to spare in the Group A clash, played at Endeavour Park in Townsville.
Haivng won the toss, England elected to field and got a dream start as Ireland lost the top order cheaply as their batsmen failed to reach double figures.
Apart from George Dockrell (26), Tyrone Kane (28) and Andy McBrine (16), none of the players stood at the wicket which saw them set a target of 110 for England to win the match.
Reece Topley impressed everyone claiming three wickets for England while Ben Foakes (32),Craig Overton (26*) and Aneesh Kapil (31*) guided England to a seven wicket triumph as they chased down the target within 36.2 overs.
While South Africa beat Bangladesh by 133 runs in another match held at Brisbane on Sunday to start on a winning note.
Having asked to bat first, South Africa posted 294/8 in their quota of 50 overs, as opener Quinton de Kock hit a magnificent 95 off 93 balls which included 9 boundaries and two huge hits.
Apart from the opener, Theunis de Buyn also contributed to the score with 63 runs.
In reply to South Africa's 294/8, Bangladesh failed miserably as they lost openers within the first four overs and wickets at regular intervals ensured a loss against South Africa by 133 runs.
Bangladesh skipper Anamul Haque scored a valiant 39 while the entire team collapsed as they were bundled out for 161 in 34.3 overs.