Defending champions India beat New Zealand to finish top of their qualifying group at the ICC Under-19  World Cup in South Africa ©Getty Images

Defending champions India moved through to a Super League quarter-final meeting with Australia after beating New Zealand in their final, rain-affected Group A match at the International Cricket Council Under-19 World Cup in South Africa today.

Yashasvi Jaiswail top-scored for India as they reached 115 without loss at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, after the weather reduced both teams to 23 overs apiece.

New Zealand, set a revised target of 193 runs, made a bold start, with Rhys Mariu and Oli White contributing 51 in five overs, with India conceding five extras.

But when Mariu fell for 42 and White went for 14, the Black Caps lost impetus and slid to 147 all out, meaning that India won by 45 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method.

New Zealand, who despite this defeat finished in second place in Group A, three points adrift of India, will meet West Indies in their Super League quarter-final.

The top-of-the-table Group C meeting between Bangladesh and Pakistan, both of whom were already certain of Super League qualification, finished with the points being shared as rain forced the match to be abandoned.

By the time the covers came on for the final time at the JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom, Bangladesh had reached 106 for nine after 25 overs, with Tanzid Hasan scoring 34.

Mohammed Amir Khan had taken four for 30 for India from six overs.

As a result, Bangladesh finished top of the table and now await the second-placed team in Group D.

Rain meant that no play was possible in the third scheduled match today, the Group D meeting between Afghanistan and Canada at Ibbies Oval, Potchefstroom.

The shared points meant that Afghanistan, on five, were assured of finishing top and will thus meet Pakistan.

Afghanistan's opponents will be decided by tomorrow's final Group D match at Manguang Oval between the hosts, who are currently second with two points, and third-placed United Arab Emirates, who also have two points.

Canada, who had previously failed to register a point, will contest the Plate quarter-finals.