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cricket Updated: Aug 14, 2012 02:03 IST

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Competition heavyweights Australia, the West Indies and Pakistan swept aside their rivals from qualifying nations, while Sri Lanka got their campaign back on track in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Australia on Monday.

Australia romped to a 212-run victory over Nepal, thanks to a ton by opener Cameron Bancroft and hat-trick by paceman Harry Conway.

Elsewhere, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam scored a century in his team’s win over Scotland and Sunil Ambris starred in the West Indies’ win over Papua New Guinea. Sri Lanka defeated Namibia by 195 runs.

India, who lost to the West Indies Sunday, take on Zimbabwe on Tuesday. Australia, Pakistan and the West Indies (Group C) are undefeated so far after two games.

SLC provides ICC with corruption tapes

Colombo: The Sri Lankan cricket board Monday handed over a taped conversation to the International Cricket Council (ICC), which surrounds allegations of an alleged corruption attempt.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) media manager Rajith Fernando said in an emailed statement that the tape was initially given to a local newspaper and a copy of it has now been made available to officials of the Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) of the ICC who are currently in Sri Lanka, reports Xinhua.

Fernando did not reveal the contents of the tape or who was involved in the alleged corruption deal but said that the cricket board was made aware of the tape late last week.

Investigations are underway in coordination with the ICC, Fernando said in the statement without providing further details.

ICC anti-corruption officials are in Sri Lanka to cover the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) cricket tournament which involves cricketers from Sri Lanka and overseas.