ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 August 25, 2012

South Africa carve up New Zealand, finish third

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa 94 for 2 (de Kock 50) beat New Zealand 90 (Rhoda 4-26, Savage 3-14, Frylinck 2-18) by eight wickets
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South Africa put in a clinical all-round performance in the third-place play-off of the Under-19 World Cup, thrashing New Zealand by eight wickets in Townsville. First, after New Zealand chose to bat, South Africa routed them for 90, and then chased down the target in less than 15 overs.

New Zealand were in trouble straightaway, with left-arm quick Jan Frylinck picking up two in two balls in the second over of the match. And they never recovered. Calvin Savage ran through the rest of the top order, finishing with three wickets in four overs, while David Rhoda scythed through the tail. The innings' top scorer was No. 7 Connor Neynens with just 21, and five batsmen were dismissed for ducks.

South Africa opener Quinton de Kock scored a rapid fifty to all but seal the chase, and after he was dismissed - for 50 off 43 balls with nine fours - Theunis de Bruyn knocked off 19 of nine to finish the game with all of 212 deliveries to spare.

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