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January 16, 2012
South Africa U-19 240 for 7 (de Bruyn 73, zia-ul-Haq 2-30) beat Pakistan U-19 198 (Qadir 52, Dry 3-42) by 42 runs
South Africa U-19 halted Pakistan U-19's three-match winning streak with a 42-run victory in Cape Town.
Batting first, South Africa overcame an indifferent start through a 98-run fourth wicket stand between Shaylin Pillay and Theunis de Bruyn. The latter was the mainstay of the innings, contributing 73 off 76 balls. No. 7 batsman Prenelan Subrayen chipped in with 25 at nearly run-a-ball as South Africa surged to 240 for 7. Zia-ul-Haq and Usman Qadir impressed with two wickets each for Pakistan.
Opening bowler Corné Fry dismantled the chase early, removing both Pakistan openers before they could settle in. The support cast backed up Fry and left Pakistan in trouble at 107 for 6 in the 28th over. No. 8 Qadir resisted with a fifty, but it was only a matter of time before Pakistan subsided. They were 42 runs short when they were bowled out in the 44th over.
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