SA U19 start India tourney with a win

2013-09-26 00:00

SOUTH Africa opened the U19 quadrangular cricket series in India with a win against Australia. It was not without angst though, as after winning the toss, SA were all out for 179 in 44 overs.

There were some heroic performances, with Bradley Dial (ex St John’s) enjoying an all-round performance. He top-scored with 48, taking three catches and adding three wickets to set up the victory. When his was the eighth wicket to fall, SA were on a wobbly 118.

A 10th-wicket partnership of 60 off 65 balls, between Andile Phehlukwayo (Glenwood) and Justin Dill (ex Paul Roos), enabled SA to reach 179 after 44 overs, Phehlukwayo was undefeated on 39. Australia were then bowled out 17 runs short of the target, also in 44 overs.

SA captain Yaseen Valli (KES) had much praise for the final batting pair as they then opened the bowling in hot conditions. While Valli faced just three balls before being run out for four, he took three wickets for 27 runs. He was pleased to have pulled off the win, but mindful that a lot of work needs to be done, especially as the bowlers provided most of the runs. He is hoping for a bigger contribution from the top and middle-order batsmen, so his bowlers will be fresh when meeting the opposition.

Scores in brief: South Africa 179 (B. Dial 48, A. Phehlukwayo 39*, J. Dill 26, M. Fortia 3/25).

Australia 162 (J. Doran 35, Y. Valli 3/27, B. Dial 3/32)

South Africa won by 17 runs.

SA next play India, who beat Zimbabwe by 148 runs.

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