South Africa beat Kenya by 189 runs in ICC U19CWC
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South Africa beat Kenya by 189 runs in ICC U19CWC

by Sahir Usman Jan 14, 2018 • 17:44 PM

Jan.14 (CRICKETNMORE) - South Africa scored a massive 341 for seven after electing to bat in the Group A match. This was South Africa’s second highest total in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup after their 359 for six against Namibia in 2012.

Captain Raynard van Tonder slammed a stroke-filled 143 off 121 balls, smashing 14 fours and five sixes, and was associated in a 125-run second-wicket stand with left-handed opener Jiveshan Pillay (62 off 67 balls with seven fours and s six) as the team virtually batted the opposition out of the contest.

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Kenya were never in the chase and eventually finished at 172 for seven in 50 overs after being reduced to 50 for four in the 19th over and then 98 for six in the 34th over.

Jasraj Kundi (41) and Ankit Hirani (35 not out) were the main run-getters for Kenya as the two put on 57 runs for the seventh wicket. For South Africa, Akhona Mnyaka finished with figures of 4-1-9-2 and Kenan Smith returned figures of 10-1-36-2.

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