South Africa v England, 2nd Youth Test, 2nd day February 3, 2013

Sibley ton gives England slim advantage

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa U-19s 228 and 17 for 2 (Stone 2-2) lead England U-19s 231 (Sibley 112, Orros 3-39) by 14 runs

An unbeaten century by opener Dominic Sibley helped England edge past South Africa's first-innings total in the second Test before captain Oli Stone increased his haul to seven wickets in the match to put the hosts in trouble. Stone dismissed both South Africa openers in a five-over spell before the close, as England pushed for a 2-0 victory in the series.

Resuming on a precarious 52 for 3, Sibley and Ben Duckett combined for a valuable 61-run association, which was eventually ended when Duckett was caught behind off the bowling of Shaylin Pillay for 29. Callum Jackson and Ed Barnard helped Sibley push England up towards 200 and the 17-year-old went on to complete his century from 263 balls.

Spinners Vassilli Orros, whose 69 rescued South Africa on Sunday, and Michael Faasen claimed the last six wickets between them but Sibley was able to carry his bat as Stone hung around to take England into a slim lead. Stone then struck with the ball to give England the advantage at the halfway point in the match.