Duckett ton steers England to consolation victory

Ben Duckett ended his Under-19 World Cup on a high as England claimed third place with a one-wicket victory over Australia.
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The Northamptonshire batsman hit a round 100 from 109 balls - he was the only player to reach 30 - as England made hard work of their chase at the ICC Academy in Dubai.

Having been reduced to 213-9 with 23 balls remaining, number 11 Matthew Fisher thrashed an unbeaten 20 as the target was reached in the final over.

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Earlier, Ben McDermott’s 56 was the main contribution as the Australians, who won the toss, made a competitive 246-9 from their 50 overs.

The final between Pakistan, who got the better of England in the semi-finals, and South Africa takes place tomorrow (Saturday).