Price, Cloete help South Africa thrash Zimbabwe
South Africa Under-19 346 for 3 (Price 135, Cloete 115) beat Zimbabwe Under-19 146 (Rafferty 5-31)
South Africa Under-19 took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after delivering a 200-run thrashing of Zimbabwe Under-19 in Harare. James Price and Gihahn Cloete made big centuries to send South Africa soaring to 346, before Keagan Rafferty took a five-wicket haul to send the hosts crashing out in the 36th over.
South Africa dominated right from the start, after the openers had added a brisk 43.Cloete walked in in the ninth over and added 63 with the captain Keaton Jennings, who made 45. Price then added a massive 221 with Cloete to set up the big score. They were separated in the 49th over, after Prince blazed 135 off just 82 balls, hitting 13 fours and seven sixes. Cloete remained unbeaten on 115 off 113 balls with 13 fours.
Zimbabwe had no answer to the seamer Rafferty who ran through the top order. At 61 for 7, the game was all but over. Nathan Waller and Simon Nugava delayed the inevitable with a stand of 47 for the eighth wicket. Rafferty took 5 for 31.