ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 August 25, 2012

South Africa carve up New Zealand, finish third

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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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  • POSTED BY on | August 28, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    @Slow_Track_Bully... I don't understand you because I was talking about New Zealand not England's ability mate but the fact of the matter is that New Zealand Under-19 didn't play neither En, Au or Sa infact, they reached that far because they played the easier teams. Just the better luck of the draw why don't you check the tournament structure from the very beginning :P

  • POSTED BY Nuxxy on | August 26, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    You only choke when you lose from a winning position. The SA team were outplayed by Australia in their match. It was just a loss, and those happen. Really proud of the team.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 26, 2012, 9:53 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain. You are too funny. EN placed below NZ and you still barking about ENG ability!

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 10:08 GMT

    I know New Zealand managed to reach the semi-final but regardless, they're still declining when it comes to Cricket I mean why else is the senior team importing some players especially in a country in which Cricket is their most popular summer sport? In my view, New Zealand Under-19 only managed to reach that far simply because neither the big teams OZ, SF and EN was in their half even though they did play pretty well against the other teams. This match was proof enough that they're not what they seem to actually be.

  • POSTED BY Supa_SAFFA on | August 25, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    Blah blah blah and SA choked in a World Cup knockout. New performers, same old song re-mixed.

  • POSTED BY Pablo123 on | August 25, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    Wish they had made the final..... pity. Will see these boys shine at ODI level soon I'm sure

  • POSTED BY ant72 on | August 25, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    This is totally embarassing for NZ U19. Their top order batsman have shown little to no heart all tournament - now the rest have been affected. Too good South Africa and well done!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 28, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    @Slow_Track_Bully... I don't understand you because I was talking about New Zealand not England's ability mate but the fact of the matter is that New Zealand Under-19 didn't play neither En, Au or Sa infact, they reached that far because they played the easier teams. Just the better luck of the draw why don't you check the tournament structure from the very beginning :P

  • POSTED BY Nuxxy on | August 26, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    You only choke when you lose from a winning position. The SA team were outplayed by Australia in their match. It was just a loss, and those happen. Really proud of the team.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 26, 2012, 9:53 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain. You are too funny. EN placed below NZ and you still barking about ENG ability!

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 10:08 GMT

    I know New Zealand managed to reach the semi-final but regardless, they're still declining when it comes to Cricket I mean why else is the senior team importing some players especially in a country in which Cricket is their most popular summer sport? In my view, New Zealand Under-19 only managed to reach that far simply because neither the big teams OZ, SF and EN was in their half even though they did play pretty well against the other teams. This match was proof enough that they're not what they seem to actually be.

  • POSTED BY Supa_SAFFA on | August 25, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    Blah blah blah and SA choked in a World Cup knockout. New performers, same old song re-mixed.

  • POSTED BY Pablo123 on | August 25, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    Wish they had made the final..... pity. Will see these boys shine at ODI level soon I'm sure

  • POSTED BY ant72 on | August 25, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    This is totally embarassing for NZ U19. Their top order batsman have shown little to no heart all tournament - now the rest have been affected. Too good South Africa and well done!!

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  • POSTED BY ant72 on | August 25, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    This is totally embarassing for NZ U19. Their top order batsman have shown little to no heart all tournament - now the rest have been affected. Too good South Africa and well done!!

  • POSTED BY Pablo123 on | August 25, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    Wish they had made the final..... pity. Will see these boys shine at ODI level soon I'm sure

  • POSTED BY Supa_SAFFA on | August 25, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    Blah blah blah and SA choked in a World Cup knockout. New performers, same old song re-mixed.

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 10:08 GMT

    I know New Zealand managed to reach the semi-final but regardless, they're still declining when it comes to Cricket I mean why else is the senior team importing some players especially in a country in which Cricket is their most popular summer sport? In my view, New Zealand Under-19 only managed to reach that far simply because neither the big teams OZ, SF and EN was in their half even though they did play pretty well against the other teams. This match was proof enough that they're not what they seem to actually be.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 26, 2012, 9:53 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain. You are too funny. EN placed below NZ and you still barking about ENG ability!

  • POSTED BY Nuxxy on | August 26, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    You only choke when you lose from a winning position. The SA team were outplayed by Australia in their match. It was just a loss, and those happen. Really proud of the team.

  • POSTED BY on | August 28, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    @Slow_Track_Bully... I don't understand you because I was talking about New Zealand not England's ability mate but the fact of the matter is that New Zealand Under-19 didn't play neither En, Au or Sa infact, they reached that far because they played the easier teams. Just the better luck of the draw why don't you check the tournament structure from the very beginning :P