Under-19 World Cup - quarter-final

Australia 127 beat England 96 by 31 runs

TOM Banton's half-century and a stunning slip catch from Fin Trenouth were not enough to prevent England falling to defeat against Australia at the quarter-final stage of the Under-19 World Cup.

Chasing just 128 to win after an excellent performance with the ball, England's batsmen were left mesmerised by leg-spinner Lloyd Pope, who took 8-35 from 9.4 overs to lead Australia to victory.

England started brilliantly and, when Trenouth held on to a superb diving catch at second slip to dismiss Param Uppal, Australia were 28-4 at the end of the sixth over.

WATCH: Trenouth's spectacular catch

Three wickets apiece for Ethan Bamber, Dillon Pennington and Will Jacks ensured Australia were dismissed for 127, and Somerset's Banton flew out the traps in reply.

The opener raced to 41 before England lost two wickets with the score on 47, including captain Harry Brook for a golden duck.

Banton passed his half-century and was on 58 when he fell, paying the price for a reverse sweep which deflected off the wicketkeeper's gloves and was expertly held at slip by Jason Sangha.

The Somerset man, who had hit nine fours and three sixes in his 53-ball knock, was replaced at the wicket by county teammate Fin Trenouth, who hit an early boundary to settle nerves.

He added just one more to his score before becoming Pope's fifth victim, with Sangha claiming another fine catch, as England were reduced to 79-5.

The end came quickly after that, as Pope went on to record the best figures in an Under-19 World Cup match and England were left to rue their disappointing display with the bat.