Italy made it two wins out of two when a fine all-round performance saw them ease to a comfortable 7 wicket win against Austria at KGV.

Peter Petricola showed the form which saw him win the Player of the Tournament accolade at the World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Hong Kong earlier this year, as he tore through the Austrian lower order to finish with 4 for 20.

Din Alaud (2-16) and Dilan Fernando (2-24) both bowled exceptionally well, with Munasinghe (1-17) the other wicket taker.

The Austrians had got off to a solid start, with openers Simpson-Parker (18), and Lakmal Kasthuriarachchige (16) getting starts, but thereafter only Amar Naeem (23) and Imran Asif (15) offered any significant resistance as Austria were dismissed for 105 in 18.4 overs.

In reply, all five Italian batsmen reached double figures, with Petricola completing a fine all-round performance as he made an unbeaten 28, sharing in an unbroken 4th wicket stand of 55 with Damian Crowley (23*).

Damian Fernando (10) had gone with 16 on the board, but Andy Northcote (23), and Alessandro Bonora (16), ensured that there was no repeat of the morning drama, as they reached their target with 11 balls to spare.

Italy take on Gibraltar and Guernsey tomorrow, knowing two wins will guarantee their semi-final birth.