South Africa Claim First Win in U19 Tri-Series

The U19 Tri-Series between South Africa, Pakistan and Zimbabwe opened with the meeting of Zimbabwe and South Africa in Cape Town, with a poor start to the game setting the tone for Zimbabwe. Batting first, their top order failed to produce anything useful, as the side was reduced to 73/6 before the lower order found some staying power and launched a late fightback that saw the side to 197/8 at the end of their allotted overs. Travis Muller (3/37) and Rabian Engelbrecht (3/33) did the damage with the ball. In reply, South Africa never struggled, losing just one wicket - Chad Bowes (12) on the way to the target, which they reached in the 33rd over. Full scorecard below the cut. Zimbabwe will meet Pakistan in the tournament's second match on Thursday.
Zimbabwe 197/8 (50 overs; Burl 59, Engelbrecht 3/33), South Africa 202/1 (32.4 overs; de Kock 123*, Bowie 1/44). South Africa U19 win by 9 wickets.

Zimbabwe Under-19s innings (50 overs maximum) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
LM Jongwe 	c †de Kock b Muller 	        2 	30 	23 	0 	0 	8.69
L Masasire 	c Cloete b Muller 	        4 	5 	4 	1 	0 	100.00
KT Kasuza 	b Muller 	                7 	14 	12 	1 	0 	58.33
M Bentley* 	c Pillay b Engelbrecht 	        7 	34 	20 	1 	0 	35.00
JM Bruce 	lbw b Engelbrecht 	        28 	59 	41 	4 	0 	68.29
R Burl 	        c Cloete b Pillay 	        59 	139 	97 	3 	3 	60.82
L Nherera 	c Bowes b Engelbrecht 	        2 	8 	5 	0 	0 	40.00
P Zimwa 	c Bowes b Ngoepe 	        27 	56 	50 	4 	0 	54.00
S Handirisi† 	not out 	                23 	45 	43 	2 	0 	53.48
A Odendaal 	not out 	                5 	6 	6 	0 	0 	83.33
	Extras 	(b 6, lb 3, w 23, nb 1) 	33 					
	Total 	(8 wickets; 50 overs; 201 mins) 197 	(3.94 runs per over)

Did not bat: K Bowie

Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Masasire, 1.4 ov), 2-12 (Kasuza, 5.3 ov), 3-21 (Jongwe, 7.3 ov), 
4-49 (Bentley, 12.5 ov), 5-68 (Bruce, 20.3 ov), 6-73 (Nherera, 22.2 ov), 7-136 (Zimwa, 37.4 ov), 
8-187 (Burl, 48.2 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
L Williams 	10 	2 	28 	0 	2.80 	(2w) 	
T Muller 	10 	0 	37 	3 	3.70 	(1nb, 4w) 	
R Engelbrecht 	10 	2 	33 	3 	3.30 		
CP Savage 	5 	0 	13 	0 	2.60 	(7w) 	
L Ngoepe 	10 	0 	49 	1 	4.90 	(4w) 	
D Rosier 	3 	0 	23 	0 	7.66 		
S Pillay 	2 	0 	5 	1 	2.50 		


South Africa Under-19s innings (target: 198 runs from 50 overs) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
Q de Kock*† 	not out 	                123 	124 	106 	13 	2 	116.03
C Bowes 	b Bowie 	                12 	28 	13 	2 	0 	92.30
GL Cloete 	not out 	                59 	95 	77 	4 	2 	76.62
	Extras 	(lb 2, w 6) 	                8 					
	Total 	(1 wicket; 32.4 ovs; 124 mins) 	202 	(6.18 runs per over)

Did not bat: D Rosier, TB de Bruyn, S Pillay, L Ngoepe, CP Savage, R Engelbrecht, T Muller, L Williams

Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Bowes, 7.2 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
JM Bruce 	4 	0 	32 	0 	8.00 		
K Bowie 	8 	0 	44 	1 	5.50 	(1w) 	
A Odendaal 	2 	0 	11 	0 	5.50 		
LM Jongwe 	6 	0 	32 	0 	5.33 	(2w) 	
P Zimwa 	6 	0 	28 	0 	4.66 	(1w) 	
L Nherera 	5 	0 	36 	0 	7.20 	(2w) 	
R Burl 	1.4 	0 	17 	0 	10.20 		

Match details
Toss: Zimbabwe Under-19s, who chose to bat
Points: South Africa Under-19s 5, Zimbabwe Under-19s 0
Youth ODI debuts: C Bowes, TB de Bruyn and T Muller (South Africa Under-19s); JM Bruce, S Handirisi, LM Jongwe, L Masasire and A Odendaal (Zimbabwe Under-19s)
Player of the match: Q de Kock (South Africa Under-19s)