ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012

South Africa, New Zealand begin with wins

ESPNcricinfo staff

August 12, 2012

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Quinton de Kock smashed 95 off 93 balls, South Africa v Bangladesh, Group D, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012, Brisbane, August 12, 2012
Quinton de Kock made 95 off 93 balls in South Africa's win over Bangladesh © ICC/Getty
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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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Posted by   on (August 13, 2012, 18:24 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

Posted by   on (August 13, 2012, 18:22 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

Posted by   on (August 13, 2012, 11:06 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 :)

Posted by   on (August 13, 2012, 11:04 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.

Posted by   on (August 12, 2012, 22:33 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.

Posted by   on (August 12, 2012, 17:25 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'?

Posted by   on (August 12, 2012, 16:10 GMT)

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

Posted by AndyZaltzmannsHair on (August 12, 2012, 15:43 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.

Posted by WickyRoy.paklover on (August 12, 2012, 15:41 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.

Posted by   on (August 12, 2012, 15:39 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.

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