SA U19 in convincing win against Bangladesh

2012-08-14 00:00

THE South Africa U19 Cricket team is currently in Queensland, Australia, taking part in the U19 World Cup. They played their first match on Sunday against Bangladesh.

The SA team was dealt a blow when fast bowler Rabian Engelbrecht had to withdraw just before leaving South Africa due to an injury. His place has been taken by Vincent Moore, a left-arm medium-fast bowler from Easterns.

Bangladesh won the toss and asked SA to bat. Four solid partnerships set South Africa up for a big score. The opening partnership between Quinton de Kock and captain Chad Bowes (ex-Kearsney) of 45, the second-wicket partnership of 73 between De Kock and Shaylen Pillay (ex-Glenwood) and the third-wicket partnership between De Kock and Theunis de Bruyn of 52, with 54 for the fourth wicket between De Bruyn and Murray Coetzee took SA to 224-4. After De Bruyn went out for 63 in the 40th over, four wickets fell in the next 10 overs with 50 runs being added.

Bangladesh were never able to match the required run rate and although Al-Amin and Anamul Haque got into the 30s, wickets fell regularly. Corne Dry captured the first two wickets and then Moore justified his inclusion by capturing three wickets. Calvin Savage (ex-M. College) and Prenelan Subrayen (ex-Glenwood), each captured one wicket. Pillay had an amazing over where he captured two wickets, including Al-Amin who looked the most dangerous of their batsmen, and Bangladesh were all out for 161, giving SA a 133-run win.

This will give them further confidence and they need to win their next game against Namibia, which takes place today, and the final pool match against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, to head pool D.

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