South Africa U-19s v England U-19s, 1st Twenty20, Cape Town January 21, 2009

South Africa win opening Twenty20

Cricinfo staff

South Africa U-19s 133 for 4 (Agathagelou 47) beat England U-19s 132 for 7 (Northeast 47) by six wickets Scorecard

South Africa Under-19s carried their momentum from winning the one-day series into the opening Twenty20 match against England Under-19s with a comfortable six-wicket win in Cape Town.

Andrea Agathagelou led South Africa's chase after the bowlers had done an impressive job to restrict England to 132 for 7. He cracked six fours and two sixes in his 35-ball innings, adding 53 in five overs with Rilee Rossouw.

By the time Azeem Rafiq made two quick breakthroughs, having both Agathagelou and Jonathan Vandiar stumped, the home side were well on their way. Obus Pienaar capped off a well-paced chase with four boundaries in his unbeaten 21.

England's innings fell away badly from a promising position after Sam Northeast and Josh Cobb carried them to 73 for 1 in the ninth over. The remaining 11 overs of the innings produced just 59 runs as the England batsmen struggled to force the pace, but they have a chance to level the series on Thursday.