South Africa v Pakistan, Under-19 tri-series final, Paarl January 22, 2012

de Kock ton leads SA to title

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa Under-19s 275 (de Kock 146, Mohammad Nawaz 4-59) beat Pakistan Under-19s 141 (Subrayen 3-38) by 134 runs

In a surprisingly one-sided match, South Africa Under-19s beat Pakistan Under-19s comprehensively in Paarl, and won the tri-nation tournament that also involved Zimbabwe Under-19s. Pakistan had been the best team in the league phase, winning five of their six games and beating South Africa twice. But in the final they failed collectively: the bowlers conceded more than they had in any of the previous games, and the batsmen sunk to their lowest total of the tournament.

South Africa's strong total was built almost exclusively by Quinton de Kock , who scored 146 off 148 balls, his second century of the tournament. de Kock lost partners at regular intervals but found someone to stick with him in Diego Rosier. The two put together 113 runs for the fifth wicket, and though there was a flurry of wickets towards the end, South Africa set Pakistan an imposing 276 to win. Mohammad Nawaz finished as the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament after taking 4 for 59.

Pakistan's batting had been strong through the tournament, but crumbled on this occasion. Sami Aslam, the tournament's leading run-getter, was the only batsman to go past 30. All South Africa's bowlers chipped in with wickets, with offspinner Prenelan Subrayen finishing with figures of 3 for 38 from his ten overs.

The match was over by the 34th over of Pakistan's innings, with Pakistan having disintegrated to 141 all out.