Pakistan defeat England in under-19 World Cup

LINCOLN, New Zealand, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Pakistan progressed to the Super League stage of the under-19 World Cup on Friday with an easy six wicket victory over England.

The win gave Pakistan top spot in the Group C standings and will play in the Super League pool containing unbeaten Australia, India and Sri Lanka.

England finished second with an inferior run-rate and will play New Zealand, South Africa and the West Indies for a place in the semifinals.

Australia romped home against Scotland in Group D by 229 runs. Captain Cameron White led the way with a brilliant unbeaten 156 off just 121 balls with 10 fours and four sixes.

In Group A South Africa confirmed their place in the Super League with a 10 wicket win over Canada in a match that lasted just 37 overs in total.

Group A: South Africa bt Canada by 10 wickets. Canada 41 (Ryan McLaren 4-9), South Africa 42-0 (8.2 overs).

Group C: Pakistan bt England by six wickets. England 182 (Nicky Peng 59; Irfanuddin 4-42), Pakistan 183-4 (44.4 overs, Khaqan Arsal 62; Tim Bresnan 3-46).

Group C: Nepal bt Papua New Guinea by 65 runs. Nepal 177 (Christopher Amini 3-31), Papua New Guinea 112 (43.5 overs, Lapka Lama 4-14)

Group D: Australia bt Scotland by 229 runs. Australia 335-5 (Cameron White 156 not out, Daniel Christian 93; Harmanjit Singh 3-63), Scotland 106 (32.4 overs Xavier Doherty 4-15, Beau Casson 3-18).