ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 August 12, 2012

South Africa, New Zealand begin with wins

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Bangladesh started the tournament with a win on Saturday but could not back it up on Sunday, beaten comprehensively by South Africa at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. Quinton de Kock showed why he has already made a name for himself at first-class level for Gauteng, striking 95 at better than a run a ball after the South Africans were sent in by Bangladesh. Theunis de Bruyn also made a valuable contribution of 63 and by the time their partnership was broken, South Africa were 170 for 3. The rest of the South Africans chipped in and took the total on to 294 for 8, despite three wickets each for the spinners Noor Hossain and Nasum Ahmed.

The chase began poorly for Bangladesh as Corné Dry removed both openers within the first four overs. Only three batsmen passed 20 in the Bangladesh innings and after a 58-run third-wicket stand between Nurul Hasan (27) and the captain Anamal Haque (39), both of whom fell to Vincent Moore, there was little else for Bangladesh to celebrate. Al-Amin made 33 but wickets kept falling and Bangladesh were dismissed for 161 in the 35th over, leaving them on the wrong end of a 133-run defeat.

There was more bad news for Bangladesh when the batsman Asif Ahmed was reprimanded for showing dissent at the umpire's decision.

England sealed a comfortable seven-wicket win over Ireland at Endeavour Park after bowling out the opposition for just 109. Left-arm seamer Reece Topley was among the wickets again, picking up three for 14 in a nine-over spell that included four maidens. Ireland, after being put in, began slowly and slowed down further as they lost wickets regularly. Only three of their batsmen managed to reach double-figures, with a highest of 28 from Tyrone Kane. Andy McBrine made 16 and captain George Dockrell contributed 26. Each of England's six bowlers was economical and five among them bagged at least a wicket each.

England lost their openers early in the chase but were steadied by a 32-run stand between Ben Foakes and Craig Overton. Foakes fell with the score on 54, but Overton, joined by Aneesh Kapil who made an unbeaten 32, helped see his team through as the game was sealed in the 37th over. The win was England's first in this competition, having been beaten by Australia on the opening day.

New Zealand began their World Cup campaign with a win over Scotland at the John Blanck Oval, set up by a century from Will Young and a collective bowling effort. Asked to bat, New Zealand were given a solid platform thanks to an 88-run third-wicket stand between Young (115) and Robert O'Donnell who made a half-century. Young scored better than run a ball and smashed five fours and three sixes in his knock. New Zealand were 179 for 3 at one stage but slipped to 247 for 9. Ruaidhri Smith picked up three wickets.

Scotland punched above their weight in the chase and were in a good position at 86 for 2 in the 19th over. They were then reduced to 110 for 5 but a half-century from Freddie Coleman and his 57-run stand with Henry Edwards gave his team some hope. But both were dismissed in the same over by medium-pacer Connor Neynens, who finished with 3 for 24 in ten overs. Legspinner Ish Sodhi also picked up three wickets and Scotland were bowled out for 208.

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  • on August 13, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    tamim iqbal showing in SLPL.............where he scored an unbeaten 93 & his team win by 9 wickets..........so we can play better than any other countries

  • on August 13, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    bangladesh is a team who can beat any team..........we show it in the 1st match & i believe that we can win the cup

  • on August 13, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    @Jason Spray...Yes you're right Bangladesh are an 'average' side but the last two times this 'average' Bangladesh faced England, this 'average' team beat them also this is an UNDER-19 team and this UNDER-19 team have a 17-7 win ratio over England so can you elaborate on that mate? Also Bangladesh are new to Cricket whereas England I think we all know when they played and who founded Cricket :)

  • on August 13, 2012, 10:04 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover...I only speak facts mate but what I don't understand is you were finding it funny when a weak team Bangladesh lost to a South African team in conditions which perfectly suit South Africa whereas it was okay for a strong team like India to also lose against a weaker team West Indies so yeah double standards and contradicting if you think about it common sense for any Cricket fan. You should be grateful that out of all the full members out there, Bangladesh are the only ones that will consider touring Pakistan just shows how desperate Pakistan are becoming now asking like you phrased 'minnows' for a favour. I always admitted Pakistan are a far stronger Cricket team than Bangladesh so I don't understand your problem with Bangladesh's Cricket.

  • on August 12, 2012, 21:33 GMT

    @AndyZaltzmannsHair...Yes mate I do understand Pakistan as well have a great Under-19 record but so does Bangladesh in fact overall in there early Cricket history, Bangladesh Under-19 are within the top 4 Under-19 performaning teams along with India, Australia and like you said Pakistan so that shows Bangladesh are an improving team. Also its the system where the likes of Shakib, Mahmudullah, Tamim, Nasir etc have come through. In fact check this extraordinary stat out of Bangladesh Under 19 head to head record with England Under-19. Between these two teams, they have met overall 25 times at Under-19 with Bangladesh Under-19 winning a staggering 17 matches against England Under-19 and England Under-19 winning only 7 so that's proof enough Bangladesh Cricket future is extremely positive especially if you consider the top older players of the other teams are starting to retire now whereas the senior Bangladesh team are still by far as a whole the youngest so yeah I'm happy for a reason.

  • on August 12, 2012, 16:25 GMT

    @ WickyRoy.paklover: I'M NOT SURE WHETHER YOU ARE AN INDIAN FAN/PAK FAN, IF U ARE AN INDIAN FAN, THEN U ( LIKE THE SOME OTHER INDIAN FANS) DONT HAVE ANY RIGHT TO SAY BD AS A ' PAPER TIGER', SPECIALLY WHEN YOUR NUMBER 3 ODI TEAM INDIA(166 ALL OUT) IS BEATEN BY THE NUMBER 7 TEAM WEST INDIES. ITS SHAME! SO WHY DONT U MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS? BD BEING THE NUMBER 9 TEAM, VERY BRAVELY AND HANDSOMELY BEAT THE NUMBER 5 TEAM SRI LANKA YESTERDAY AND JUST THE NEXT DAY TODAY ( IT WAS VERY UNFAIR FOR BD TO COMPETE TWO 50 OVERS MATCHES IN JUST 2 DAYS) THEY WERE BEATEN BY THE NUMBER 2 TEAM SOUTH AFRICA, SO IT WAS QUITE NATURAL, LOGICAL & OBVIOUS, SO NO SHAME TO BD FOR THIS RESULT. BD IS NOT THE PAPER TIGER, THEY WILL ROAR AGAIN AND WILL BOUNCE BACK STRONGLY. BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU THE- 'PAPER CAT'?

  • on August 12, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    bangalesh fans were so arrogant after the first win welcome to reality you ARE AVERAGE

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on August 12, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain: You do realize that Pakistan has one of the best U19 records in the world, habitually putting out strong teams. The current team is widely rated the best in the world with strength in all departments, and having beaten SA u19s and AUS u19s away from home in bilateral series recently. So yeah, the future looks quite bright indeed.

  • WickyRoy.paklover on August 12, 2012, 14:41 GMT

    @Ahmed hussain,u seem to point out to evrybdy about double standards been set against ur team n playrs n what about yourslf? When ur team wins once in a while,they r cald "royal bngal tigrs" blah blah blah n when they loose cheaply,people like u term them "minnows",its hilarious n redicolous at same time.as far as pak z concrnd,we nt gönna go ovr d moon with 1 or 2 victories as our fans r mature enuff bt inshallah pak gona finish at d top as they look one of most balancd along sa.

  • on August 12, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi fan,I like to say we were simply out-classed by the South Africans and congratulations to them.It was a wonderful opportunity for us to learn from this experience and we will benefit greatly.There has to be a question mark over playing from back to back games.

  • on August 13, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    tamim iqbal showing in SLPL.............where he scored an unbeaten 93 & his team win by 9 wickets..........so we can play better than any other countries

  • on August 13, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    bangladesh is a team who can beat any team..........we show it in the 1st match & i believe that we can win the cup

  • on August 13, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    @Jason Spray...Yes you're right Bangladesh are an 'average' side but the last two times this 'average' Bangladesh faced England, this 'average' team beat them also this is an UNDER-19 team and this UNDER-19 team have a 17-7 win ratio over England so can you elaborate on that mate? Also Bangladesh are new to Cricket whereas England I think we all know when they played and who founded Cricket :)

  • on August 13, 2012, 10:04 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover...I only speak facts mate but what I don't understand is you were finding it funny when a weak team Bangladesh lost to a South African team in conditions which perfectly suit South Africa whereas it was okay for a strong team like India to also lose against a weaker team West Indies so yeah double standards and contradicting if you think about it common sense for any Cricket fan. You should be grateful that out of all the full members out there, Bangladesh are the only ones that will consider touring Pakistan just shows how desperate Pakistan are becoming now asking like you phrased 'minnows' for a favour. I always admitted Pakistan are a far stronger Cricket team than Bangladesh so I don't understand your problem with Bangladesh's Cricket.

  • on August 12, 2012, 21:33 GMT

    @AndyZaltzmannsHair...Yes mate I do understand Pakistan as well have a great Under-19 record but so does Bangladesh in fact overall in there early Cricket history, Bangladesh Under-19 are within the top 4 Under-19 performaning teams along with India, Australia and like you said Pakistan so that shows Bangladesh are an improving team. Also its the system where the likes of Shakib, Mahmudullah, Tamim, Nasir etc have come through. In fact check this extraordinary stat out of Bangladesh Under 19 head to head record with England Under-19. Between these two teams, they have met overall 25 times at Under-19 with Bangladesh Under-19 winning a staggering 17 matches against England Under-19 and England Under-19 winning only 7 so that's proof enough Bangladesh Cricket future is extremely positive especially if you consider the top older players of the other teams are starting to retire now whereas the senior Bangladesh team are still by far as a whole the youngest so yeah I'm happy for a reason.

  • on August 12, 2012, 16:25 GMT

    @ WickyRoy.paklover: I'M NOT SURE WHETHER YOU ARE AN INDIAN FAN/PAK FAN, IF U ARE AN INDIAN FAN, THEN U ( LIKE THE SOME OTHER INDIAN FANS) DONT HAVE ANY RIGHT TO SAY BD AS A ' PAPER TIGER', SPECIALLY WHEN YOUR NUMBER 3 ODI TEAM INDIA(166 ALL OUT) IS BEATEN BY THE NUMBER 7 TEAM WEST INDIES. ITS SHAME! SO WHY DONT U MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS? BD BEING THE NUMBER 9 TEAM, VERY BRAVELY AND HANDSOMELY BEAT THE NUMBER 5 TEAM SRI LANKA YESTERDAY AND JUST THE NEXT DAY TODAY ( IT WAS VERY UNFAIR FOR BD TO COMPETE TWO 50 OVERS MATCHES IN JUST 2 DAYS) THEY WERE BEATEN BY THE NUMBER 2 TEAM SOUTH AFRICA, SO IT WAS QUITE NATURAL, LOGICAL & OBVIOUS, SO NO SHAME TO BD FOR THIS RESULT. BD IS NOT THE PAPER TIGER, THEY WILL ROAR AGAIN AND WILL BOUNCE BACK STRONGLY. BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU THE- 'PAPER CAT'?

  • on August 12, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    bangalesh fans were so arrogant after the first win welcome to reality you ARE AVERAGE

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on August 12, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain: You do realize that Pakistan has one of the best U19 records in the world, habitually putting out strong teams. The current team is widely rated the best in the world with strength in all departments, and having beaten SA u19s and AUS u19s away from home in bilateral series recently. So yeah, the future looks quite bright indeed.

  • WickyRoy.paklover on August 12, 2012, 14:41 GMT

    @Ahmed hussain,u seem to point out to evrybdy about double standards been set against ur team n playrs n what about yourslf? When ur team wins once in a while,they r cald "royal bngal tigrs" blah blah blah n when they loose cheaply,people like u term them "minnows",its hilarious n redicolous at same time.as far as pak z concrnd,we nt gönna go ovr d moon with 1 or 2 victories as our fans r mature enuff bt inshallah pak gona finish at d top as they look one of most balancd along sa.

  • on August 12, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi fan,I like to say we were simply out-classed by the South Africans and congratulations to them.It was a wonderful opportunity for us to learn from this experience and we will benefit greatly.There has to be a question mark over playing from back to back games.

  • on August 12, 2012, 13:01 GMT

    @Chris_P: I DONT AGREE WITH YOU THAT TOO MUCH WAS WRITTEN UP AFTER BD'S FIRST GAME BD. ITS QUITE OBVIOUS THAT WE REJOICE OUR VICTORY WHEN BEING THE NUMBER 9 TEAM, VERY BRAVELY AND HANDSOMELY BEAT THE NUMBER 5 TEAM SRI LANKA! I AGREE WITH YOU THAT WE NEED THE FAST BOUNCY WICKETS WHICH WE DON'T HAVE ANY SINGLE ONE AT THIS MOMENT. BUT DID U CONSIDER THE FACT THAT THE SAME STRUGGLE IS HAPPENING FOR SOUTH AFRICA AGAINST THE SPIN ATTACK IN BANGLADESH OR ELSEWHERE IN THE SUB CONTINENT ON SPINNING TRACKS? SO ITS A KINDDA VICE VERSA!

  • on August 12, 2012, 12:17 GMT

    It's totally unfair asking these young guys to play back to back ODIs without any rest in between....and this result may happen to any top team, I'm sure Bangladesh will bounce back in the next game and would forward to the 2nd round.....!

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on August 12, 2012, 12:15 GMT

    @ Kaoamisong Kaoami Song Kaoamisong : Really? So lame! Actually, Asif & Anamul r their 2 top scorers in senior First Class tournaments & have decent average in 4day & 1day formats. Noor, Nasum, Taskin, Al Amin r very good bowlers at age level (according to their team management). Actually BD batting line up have no reply to SA pace attack like BD National Side! I Hope Mr. Mostafa Kamal (BCB President) will order to make few more SPINNING wickets to extract home advantage rather than improving skills on SEAMING wicket ...lol.

  • on August 12, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover...lol hmm excuse me but according to you guys Bangladesh are 'Minnows' yes 'Minnows' so what wrong with 'Minnows' losing against South Africa yes South Africa? Exactly! Even India lost to an even weaker team West Indies lol so yeah you're using double standards no case as usual but shear ignorance lol I wonder how you'll react when Pakistan loses? but nevertheless Bangladesh Cricket is here to stay forever now so you just need to live with it mate. Like I said before, Bangladesh's future in Cricket is bright as compared to Pakistan just look at both their records at Under-19 level and you see what I'm talking about because you see to only follow senior Cricket a lot of the time like normal fans :-)

  • on August 12, 2012, 11:05 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover...lol hmm excuse me but according to you guys Bangladesh are 'Minnows' yes 'Minnows' so what wrong with 'Minnows' losing against South Africa yes South Africa? Exactly! You're not really a Cricket fan just someone who's jealous everyone loses mate its part of the game. Even India lost to an even weaker team West Indies lol so yeah you're using double standards no case as usual just ignorance lol I wonder how you'll react when Pakistan loses? but nevertheless Bangladesh Cricket is here to stay forever now so you just need to live with it. Like I said before, Bangladesh's future in Cricket is bright as compared to Pakistan just look at both their records at Under-19 level and you see what I'm talking about.

  • on August 12, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    common nepal.. must win tommorrow..

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on August 12, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    @wickyroy: what's it to you if Bangladesh lose? Who cares. And it's almost unfair asking these guys to play back to back ODIs without any rest inbetween.

  • Tjoeps on August 12, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    I really think we need to give these youngsters time to find their feet and get a feel for what the game of cricket is all about in various countries and against various teams. To some of them this would be the great experience, to others it will be the beginning of a career, does not matter which country they represents, lets hold back on the 'win at all cost' doctrine and get them to enjoy their first trip away from home, and play the sport of their choice...

  • WickyRoy.paklover on August 12, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    LOLZ,SO "PAPER TIGERS " ONCE AGAIN FALL APART,WELL THS Z NORMAL WITH BANGLA CRICKET,I M WAITNG 4 SOME LAME N FUNNY EXCUSES 4RM OVR ESTIMATNG N OVR.HYPD BD FANS.

  • hris on August 12, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    @chris_p Totally agrree. unless offcourse it comes to actually winning a major tournament. But boks are awesome in group stages in any conditions. i'll give u that.

  • on August 12, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    This is the weakest team BD ever had in age level. Still they had defeated SL; Despite having far better teams BD often failed to qualify for the 2nd round. I'll be happy if they got to 2nd round with the team they have.

  • haq33 on August 12, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    Chris's comments bang on the money. All subcontinental teams should learn that reality in world cricket = quick bowlers on bouncy tracks.

  • on August 12, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    fully agree with Chris_P....cricket is played in fields rather than in cricinfo comments ..... so, we should first develop our cricket to a consistent level for commenting so consistently on every win of BD......I may sound harsh to my country boyz....but, it's really long way to go from now....and patience is the keyword in both performing & commenting, I reckon...:-).....what is earned in 50-100 years of cricket by great nations, can't be earned so fast in 5-10 years....so, be patient everybody.....from commenting in favor & in against of my country's cricket....it's just a passionate game, no war..:-)

  • jmcilhinney on August 12, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    That's a solid win for England with their bowlers doing an excellent job again, but one feels that they're going to need much more form the batsmen if they are to make in impact in this tournament. They only lost 3 wickets but there was basically no pressure on the batsmen and losing their openers early again is not a good sign. Bell-Drummond made 42 and 48* against SA's full Test attack not that long ago so it would be nice to see him make some runs against much less experienced and much less dangerous bowlers then them. Getting used to conditions can be difficult for those who haven't toured much or at all but everyone but Australia is in the same boat.

  • Rafelgibt on August 12, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    @Chris_P on (August 12 2012, 07:49 AM GMT) struggle in overseas for BD??? What abt BOKs when they travel to subcontinent??? Same thing happens what happens to BD......Forget when BOK U-19 visited BAN and loss the series heavily.....So, this goes vise verca........Whatever arrogance you have it will omit in Quarter or Semi...........Hahahaaaaaaaaa

  • Chris_P on August 12, 2012, 7:49 GMT

    Welcome to reality guys. Whenever you play the Boks, you expect a pack of quick bowers & on fast bouncy wickets, if you're not prepared then this result happens. Too much was written up after BD's first game, but you really need some fast wickets to be able to learn to play otherwise a struggle will happen overseas. Never ever write off the Boks in any conditions.

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  • Chris_P on August 12, 2012, 7:49 GMT

    Welcome to reality guys. Whenever you play the Boks, you expect a pack of quick bowers & on fast bouncy wickets, if you're not prepared then this result happens. Too much was written up after BD's first game, but you really need some fast wickets to be able to learn to play otherwise a struggle will happen overseas. Never ever write off the Boks in any conditions.

  • Rafelgibt on August 12, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    @Chris_P on (August 12 2012, 07:49 AM GMT) struggle in overseas for BD??? What abt BOKs when they travel to subcontinent??? Same thing happens what happens to BD......Forget when BOK U-19 visited BAN and loss the series heavily.....So, this goes vise verca........Whatever arrogance you have it will omit in Quarter or Semi...........Hahahaaaaaaaaa

  • jmcilhinney on August 12, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    That's a solid win for England with their bowlers doing an excellent job again, but one feels that they're going to need much more form the batsmen if they are to make in impact in this tournament. They only lost 3 wickets but there was basically no pressure on the batsmen and losing their openers early again is not a good sign. Bell-Drummond made 42 and 48* against SA's full Test attack not that long ago so it would be nice to see him make some runs against much less experienced and much less dangerous bowlers then them. Getting used to conditions can be difficult for those who haven't toured much or at all but everyone but Australia is in the same boat.

  • on August 12, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    fully agree with Chris_P....cricket is played in fields rather than in cricinfo comments ..... so, we should first develop our cricket to a consistent level for commenting so consistently on every win of BD......I may sound harsh to my country boyz....but, it's really long way to go from now....and patience is the keyword in both performing & commenting, I reckon...:-).....what is earned in 50-100 years of cricket by great nations, can't be earned so fast in 5-10 years....so, be patient everybody.....from commenting in favor & in against of my country's cricket....it's just a passionate game, no war..:-)

  • haq33 on August 12, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    Chris's comments bang on the money. All subcontinental teams should learn that reality in world cricket = quick bowlers on bouncy tracks.

  • on August 12, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    This is the weakest team BD ever had in age level. Still they had defeated SL; Despite having far better teams BD often failed to qualify for the 2nd round. I'll be happy if they got to 2nd round with the team they have.

  • hris on August 12, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    @chris_p Totally agrree. unless offcourse it comes to actually winning a major tournament. But boks are awesome in group stages in any conditions. i'll give u that.

  • WickyRoy.paklover on August 12, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    LOLZ,SO "PAPER TIGERS " ONCE AGAIN FALL APART,WELL THS Z NORMAL WITH BANGLA CRICKET,I M WAITNG 4 SOME LAME N FUNNY EXCUSES 4RM OVR ESTIMATNG N OVR.HYPD BD FANS.

  • Tjoeps on August 12, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    I really think we need to give these youngsters time to find their feet and get a feel for what the game of cricket is all about in various countries and against various teams. To some of them this would be the great experience, to others it will be the beginning of a career, does not matter which country they represents, lets hold back on the 'win at all cost' doctrine and get them to enjoy their first trip away from home, and play the sport of their choice...

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on August 12, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    @wickyroy: what's it to you if Bangladesh lose? Who cares. And it's almost unfair asking these guys to play back to back ODIs without any rest inbetween.