SA u19 beat Australia by five wickets

2013-09-30 00:00

A FIVE-WICKET victory over the Australia U19s at the Dr Y.S. Raja­sekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam, India, yesterday virtually guaranteed South Africa a place in the final of the youth quadrangular series.

South Africa still have two matches to play in the second round of the tournament.

Australia were restricted to 134 thanks to a brilliant bowling effort by the team, led by captain Yaseen Valli, who took 5/27.

Kagiso Rabada took 2/16 in six overs while Justin Dill, Sinebhongo Ntshona and Bradley Dial chipped in with a wicket each to skittle out the Australian side.

In their batting reply, South Africa chased down the target with 96 balls to spare.

Clyde Fortuin (38) shared a 45-run opening stand with Hayes van der Berg (14) before the latter was caught behind off Cameron Valente.

Jason Smith saw a return to form, adding an unbeaten 41 to lead his side to the win after Lloyd Brown, Gregory Oldfield and Dial (with whom he shared a 40-run, fifth wicket partnership) lost their wickets for 12, one and 10 respectively.

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