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January 16, 2011
South Africa Under-19s 293 for 9 (Verster 65, Price 4-48) beat Zimbabwe Under-19s 136 (Subrayen 5-27, Vaaltyn 3-28) by 157 runs
South Africa wrapped up the series 3-0 with two matches still to play with another ruthless performance against Zimbabwe at the Bridge House School in Franschhoek. In the absence of regular captain Keaton Jennings, who had scored half-centuries in each of the first two matches, the rest of South Africa's batsmen took up the mantle and took their team to a score of 293. Thereafter South Africa's spin duo of left-armer Prenelan Subrayen and legspinner Lionel Vaaltyn ran through Zimbabwe's line-up, taking eight wickets between them as the visitors were bowled out for 136 in 40.3 overs.
James Price, who scored 98 in the first match of the series, was the only one of South Africa's top seven who scored less than 25 as everyone contributed to the total. After Price and his fellow opener Quinton de Kock were out, Regardt Verster and Johan du Preez put together 96 in quick time. The scoring-rate dipped between the 25th and 40th overs, but Vaaltyn's 38 off 25 balls and captain Shaylin Pillay's quick-fire 20 picked it up again and South Africa reached the biggest total of the series so far.
Zimbabwe were given a brief moment of hope of at least putting up a fight when Godwill Mamhiyo and Kevin Kasuza put together 63 for the second wicket. But Vaaltyn and Subrayen dismantled the rest of their line-up. Vaaltyn struck first, removing Kasuza and then getting two more wickets, and Subrayen ran through the lower-middle order and tail as Zimbabwe surrendered meekly.
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