SA U-19s v Zimbabwe U-19s, 2nd Youth ODI, Stellenbosch

Jennings guides seven-wicket win

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 15, 2011

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South Africa Under-19 141 for 3 (Jennings 54, Nherera 1-29) beat Zimbabwe Under-19 140 (Kasuza 54, Subrayen 2-19, Pillay 2-23) by seven wickets
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South Africa Under-19 captain Keaton Jennings contributed his second half-century of the series as the hosts took a 2-0 lead over Zimbabwe Under-19 with a seven-wicket win at Stellenbosch. Kevin Kasuza's 54 was the only innings of note as Zimbabwe were skittled for 140 in the 44th over, the wickets shared among the South African bowlers with Malcolm Nofal and Prenelan Subrayen's spin proving particularly effective. Jennings then eased his side past 100 before Shaylin Pillay and Regardt Verster finished the job.

For the second time in two games Zimbabwe's top order - Kasuza aside - struggled but, unlike the first game at Cape Town, this time there was no lower-order fightback. After the early loss of Brian Chari, Kasuza and captain Godwill Mamhiyo briefly stemmed the tide but once Mamhiyo was removed by Pillay wickets fell at regular intervals. Malcolm Lake and Liberty Nherera struck a couple of lusty blows but couldn't extend their stays at the crease and Rabian Engelbrecht returned to wrap up the innings by dismissing Calum Price.

When the Zimbabweans bowled, Price and Kyle Bowie's medium pace was soon swapped for a string of offspinning options and when Nherera removed Quinton de Kock early in his spell it appeared the move was the right one. Zimbabwe simply didn't have the runs to build pressure on South Africa's batsmen, or the firepower to force a breakthrough, and despite Jennings and Grant Edmeades both falling to run-outs within five overs of each other victory was achieved with more than 17 overs to spare.

The teams now head to Franschhoek for the third match of the series on Sunday, needing a win to keep their series hopes alive. Their tour is centred on the Western Cape, and after five youth ODIs in the region the teams will play two Twenty20s, in Paarl and Bellville, on January 22 and 23.

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