Cricket: South Africa colts lift ICC U19 World Cup beating Pakistan

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March 1, 2014

Brief Scorecard: South Africa Under-19s 134 for 4 (Markram 66*, Oldfield 40) beat Pakistan Under-19s 131 (Butt 37*, Bosch 4-15, Valli 2-19) by six wickets

The South Africa players lift the World Cup trophy, Pakistan v South Africa, Final, Under-19 World Cup, Dubai, March 1, 2014

March 1, 2014

Brief Scorecard: South Africa Under-19s 134 for 4 (Markram 66*, Oldfield 40) beat Pakistan Under-19s 131 (Butt 37*, Bosch 4-15, Valli 2-19) by six wickets

The South Africa players lift the World Cup trophy, Pakistan v South Africa, Final, Under-19 World Cup, Dubai, March 1, 2014

DUBAI: South Africa lifted the ICC U-19 World Cup defeating Pakistan by six wickets in a low-scoring final encounter on Saturday.

Batting first, Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry 131 in 44.3 overs with right arm medium pacer Corbin Bosch grabbing four for 15 in 7.3 overs. In reply, South Africa chased down the target in 42.1 overs with Aiden Markram (66) and Greg Oldfield (40) being the chief contributors.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan were reeling at 72 for seven when Zafar Gohar (22) and Amad Butt (37) added 45 runs for the eighth wicket stand to take the team total past 100-run mark.

Most of the top order batsmen like captain Sami Aslam (16), Imam-ul-Haq (12) and Hasan Raza (2) (15) were guilty of playing poor shots.

Once the top order was blown away, it was difficult for the middle and lower order to repair and also build a substantial score on a big day. The pressure was telling and Pakistan wilted under it.

South Africa chased down the target in 42.1 overs with Aiden Markram (66) and Greg Oldfield (40) being the chief contributors.

While chasing a low score was not a big ask but Proteas took a lot of time but achieved the target. Markram-Oldfield added 71 runs for the fourth wicket to ensure a smooth sailing for the champion team.


Courtesy: PTI