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January 23, 2011
South Africa Under-19 155 for 2 (de Kock 102*, Bentley 1-39) beat Zimbabwe Under-19 151 for 8 (Kaia 60*, Kasuza 39, Williams 2-28) by eight wickets
South Africa Under-19 completed a clean sweep of Zimbabwe across both limited-overs formats with a crushing eight-wicket win in the second Twenty20 at Northerns-Goodwood Cricket Club Oval in Cape Town. Quinton de Kock's imperious hundred helped his team to easily overhaul Zimbabwe's 151 for 8, the landmark coming from just 51 balls as victory was achieved with 25 balls to spare.
Zimbabwe gave themselves a chance of scoring a consolation win to close their tour when Matthew Bentley bowled Regardt Verster to reduce South Africa to 68 for 2 in the eighth over. That was as good as it got for them, however, and the match slipped rapidly away in the course of de Kock's whirlwind innings.
He had looked a threatening prospect in the first match at Paarl, making 49 in 29 balls to go with 118 runs in three innings during the one-day series, and took full toll today hitting 13 fours and three sixes. Only Roy Kaia and Liberty Nherera escaped the full wrath of de Kock's bat, with Tochukwu Enwerem, Vuyisile Mapala and Peacemore Zimwa conceding 58 runs in a combined four overs and five balls.
Grant Edmeades was a mere spectator in an 87-run partnership for the third wicket, the runs flow at better than 10-an-over as de Kock stormed towards his hundred and the series whitewash for South Africa.
Zimbabwe had once again relied upon a couple of good individual performances to shore up their batting after South Africa's bowlers scythed through their line-up. Kevin Kasuza was in the runs once again, making a confident 39 to go with his half-century yesterday before he was stumped by de Kock off Malcolm Nofal. Kaia's unbeaten 60 held the rest of the innings together, with every South African bowler finding some reward to set up a triumphant end to a one-sided tour.
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