Bowes steers SA u-19's home

2012-01-17 17:41

Cape Town - Chad Bowes hit his second half-century of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) under-19 triangular competition at Somerset West on Tuesday to get the hosts home to a three-wicket victory over Zimbabwe.

The Proteas, who, like Pakistan, have already qualified for the final, have now won all three their matches against their African neighbours who have yet to get off the mark in the competition.

The victory was a bit belaboured after the outstanding victory against Pakistan the previous day as the South Africans only had to chase down a modest target of 171.

Both innings followed a similar pattern with Zimbabwe losing 8/111 after winning the toss before No 8 batsman Campbell Light hit an unbeaten 59 not out off 61 balls with four fours and three sixes to liven up proceedings.

Lesiba Ngoepe (3/38) was the most successful bowler.

The South African top order also failed, losing 5 wickets for 87 runs, before Bowes, moving down the order, and Shaylin Pillay steadied the ship with a sixth wicket partnership of 56.

The job was not finished, however, as opening bowler Kyle Bowie who has impressed throughout the tournament dismissed Pillay and Prenelan Subrayen in successive overs to finish with figures of 3/50.

There were still 21 runs needed at that stage but Bowes and Corne Dry got their team across the line without further alarm.

Bowes’s unbeaten 50 came off 71 balls with 5 fours.

There was consolation for Zimbabwe in defeat as Light was named man-of-the-match.

Summarised scores:

Zimbabwe 171 in 43.3 overs (C Light 59no, J Bruce 31, LNgoepe 3/38, P Subrayen 2/26, T Muller 2/37); South Africa 172/7 in 42.1 overs (K Bowie 3/50).

South Africa won by 3 wickets.