Cape Town - Half-centuries
by Aryan Juyal (86) and Himanshu Rana (68) helped set up a
comprehensive, 138-run victory for India under-19s when they met against
Africa U19s in Christchurch on Tuesday.
hit his 86 runs off 92 balls (8x 4s, 1x6), while Rana's 68 came off 69
deliveries (8x4s, 1x6) after winning the toss and electing to bat first.
Akhona Mnyaka was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3/40 in eight overs,
including two maidens. Thando Ntini also chipped in with 2/47 in eight.
young Proteas' batting reply was fraught with dismissals, thanks to
Ishan Porel who was the chief destroyer for India with 4/23 in eight
(2/15) and Ambishek Sharma (2/16) shared a further four wickets between
them as South Africa were bowled out for 143 in 38.3 overs.
No 6 batsman, Jean du Plessis was the only shining light as wickets
continued to tumble. He scored exactly 50 from 82 balls (3x4s),
providing the only surge
of resistance after they slipped to 74/5 in the 18th
Opening batsman, Jiveshen Pillay had the second-highest score of
29 from 45 balls while no one else from the South African batting
line-up managed to chip in with more
than Fraser Jones' 15 runs (22 balls).
youngsters will need to swallow their disappointment quickly and return
to their preparation in time for their next challenge, their second and
last warm-up match
against Australia this Thursday at Lincoln University.
Coca-Cola South Africa Under-19s ICC World Cup squad:
van Tonder (capt, Free State), Matthew Breetzke (Eastern Province),
Jean du Plessis (South Western Districts), Jason Niemand (Border),
Coetzee (Free State), Jade de Klerk (Eastern Province), Fraser Jones
(KZN Inland), Wandile Makwetu (Gauteng), Andile Mogakane (KZN Coastal),
Kgaudise Molefe (Gauteng), Thando Ntini (Western Province), Jiveshen
Pillay (Northerns), Hermann Rolfes (Northerns),
Kenan Smith (Eastern Province), Akhona Mnyaka (Border)
Mahatlane (Head Coach), Wandile Gwavu (Assistant Coach), Chris van
Noordwyk (Assistant Coach), Riaan Osman (Manager), Kyle Southgate
Analyst), Lizahn Naude (Physiotherapist), Sipokazi Sokanyile (Media
Liaison), Runeshan Moodley (Fitness Trainer), Robin Peterson (Technical
Consultant), Maurice Aronstam (Mental Conditioning Coach)