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South Africa beat Bangladesh to finish fifth in U19 World Cup

by Sahir Usman Jan 31, 2018 • 14:47 PM

Jan.31 (CRICKETNMORE) - Bowlers Fraser Jones and Akhonya Mnyaka combine to take eight wickets between them and help South Africa beat Bangladesh and claim fifth place at the ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand.

Fast bowlers Fraser Jones and Akhonya Mnyaka ripped through Bangladesh’s batting line-up as South Africa scored a comfortable eight-wicket victory at the John Davies Oval in Queensland to finish fifth at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup on Wednesday.

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Jones, playing only his second match of the tournament, grabbed five for 33 and left-arm bowler Mnyaka took three for 27 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 178 in 41.4 overs after deciding to bat in the fifth-sixth position play-off match in front of broadcast cameras.

The 2014 champions did not face any problems and reached 180 for two in 38.3 overs as captain Raynard van Tonder played a fluent knock of 82 (99b, 7x4, 2x6) to tally his  total runs to 384 in the tournament, joining former captain Graeme Smith as the joint-third highest aggregate of runs for a South Africa batsman in an ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. Dominik Hendricks (391 runs in 2010) and Aiden Markram (370 in 2014) are the individuals with more runs in a single edition from the country.

Match Summary

Bangladesh 178 all out in 41.4 overs (Afif Hossain 63, Shakil Hossain 61; Fraser Jones 5-33, Akhona Mnyaka 3-27)

South Africa 180 for two in 38.3 overs (Raynard van Tonder 82 not out, Hermann Rolfes 44 not out, Matthew Breetzke 36)

Player of the match: Fraser Jones (South Africa)

ICC Media Release