India and SA make semis

KUALA LUMPUR - Title contenders India and South Africa pounded their rivals in impressive style yesterday to cruise to the semifinals of cricket's Under-19 World Cup here.

KUALA LUMPUR - Title contenders India and South Africa pounded their rivals in impressive style yesterday to cruise to the semifinals of cricket's Under-19 World Cup here.

India, seeded second behind defending champions Pakistan, proved the lucrative Indian Premier League was no distraction as they thrashed England by seven wickets at the Kinrara Oval.

South Africa rode on a brilliant all-round performance by captain Wayne Parnell to crush Bangladesh by 201 runs in the second quarter-final at the Bayuemas Oval.

India await the winner of today's clash between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in the semifinal. The other semifinal will pit South Africa against the winner of the fourth quarterfinal between Pakistan and Australia. - Sapa-AFP

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