Young Proteas mess with neighbors

Henry

The young Proteas put on their jet boots and won their under-19 World Cup match against Zimbabwe at a run in Potchefstroom.

South Africa built good momentum for the remaining matches by finishing the showdown with nine wickets.

There were 219 deliveries left in their innings.

The left-handed Kwena Maphaka was one too many for the Zimbabwean batsmen and he boasts an impressive bowling analysis of 5/34 in his ten overs.

He swung the ball well and he clean bowled four batsmen.

Maphaka was well assisted by Tristan Luus (3/25) and together they bowled out the Zimbabweans for 102 runs in just under 30 overs.

After that, Steve Stolk and Lhuan-dré Pretorius once again provided a whirlwind run-up to the Protea innings and they scored 86 runs for the first wicket.

This time Pretorius was the more aggressive batsman and he smashed an unbeaten fifty off just 39 balls.

David Teeger hit the winning runs just like in the previous match against Scotland.

Maphaka was deservedly named the player of the match and he has already taken 12 wickets in the tournament at an average of 12.58.

  • Summary of the scorecard:

Zimbabwe 102/10 in 29.2 overs: Ronak Patel 32, Kwena Maphaka 5/34 and Tristan Luus 3/25.

South Africa 103/1 in 13.3 overs: Lhuan-dré Pretorius 53* and Steve Stolk 32.