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December 28, 2007
Day 2 South Africa U-19 393 for 4 (Hendricks 145*, Vandiar 103, Jon-Jon Smuts 77) lead Bangladesh U-19 294 by 99 runs
Centuries from Reeza Hendricks and Johnathan Vandiar on the second day gave South Africa Under-19 the advantage in their three-day match against Bangladesh Under-19 in Potchefstroom. The two shared a 166-run stand for the fourth wicket and were not parted until the Bangladesh's first-innings score of 294 was surpassed as South Africa finished the day on 393 for 4, a lead of 99 runs.
Resuming on 35 for 1, South Africa lost Riley Rossouw in the day's third over for the addition of just one run. Opener Jon-Jon Smuts was joined by Hendricks and the two added 93 at a brisk pace. Smuts was particularly aggressive, hitting three sixes and nine boundaries before falling to medium-pacer Rony Talukder.
That brought to the crease Vandiar, who was in a similarly belligerent mood, chalking up 18 fours and a six during his stay. He scored the bulk of the runs during his partnership with Hendricks and was finally dismissed by Nasir Hossain on 103 off 151 balls.
Hendricks held firm after Vandiar fell, and forged an unbroken 98-run stand with Yaseen Vallie. The 18-year-old Hendricks, who has played for Griqualand-West in the South African Airways Provincial Three-Day challenge since the previous season, finished the day unbeaten on a four-hour 145. South Africa maintained a breezy run-rate of four an over through their innings.
The three-day match is followed by a triangular one-day tournament, scheduled to start on Tuesday, that also features India U-19.
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