Beneath 19 Earth CUP, 2018
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Sri Lanka and South Africa started their strategies with at ease wins © ICC
Captain Raynad van Tonder’s century set up South Africa’s significant 169-operate gain against Kenya to commence their Beneath-19 Earth Cup marketing campaign on a dazzling notice. Opting to bat, South Africa shed an early wicket but van Tonder (143) mixed with unbeaten opener Jiveshan Pillay (62) to put on a 125-operate stand for the next wicket that put the innings back again on keep track of. Pillay fell soon following his fifty but van Tonder continued, while with minimum contributions from the middle get batsman, to post his century. He fell 7 short of converting it into a 150, when South Africa’s scorecard read through 276. Jade de Klerk and Gerald Coetzee then chipped in with short however entertaining cameos to get South Africa’s score to a mammoth 341 courtesy their unbroken 65-operate stand in the ultimate 5 overs. Kenya had been by no means in the chase, shedding wickets at standard intervals owing to the pressure made by getting consumed a whole lot of dots. Their very best partnership was for the seventh wicket, with Jasraj Kundi and Ankit Hirani putting on 56 operates jointly. Nevertheless, the minnows could regulate only 172 type their allotted quota of overs.
Temporary scores: South Africa 341/7 in 50 overs (Raynad van Tonder 143, Jiveshan Pillay 62 Jayant Mepani 2-60) conquer Kenya 172/7 in 50 overs (Jasraj Kundi 41, Ankit Hirani 35* Akhona Mnyaka 2-9, Kenan Smith 2-36) by 169 operates.
Skipper Kaminu Mendis’s all-round present and opener Dhananjaya Lakshan’s unbeaten century propelled Sri Lanka to a convincing 7-wicket gain above Ireland to kick begin their marketing campaign. Ireland opted to bat initially with the recreation remaining reduced to 48-overs-a-facet contest owing to early rain. Openers Jamie Grassi (75) and Mark Donegan (36) served their facet to a solid begin with a 73-operate partnership but the latter fell in 20th above, triggering a collapse. Mendis picked up 3 wickets as Ireland could regulate only 207. Owning completed so nicely with the ball, Sri Lanka’s batsmen gave the crew a mini scare as Aaron Cawley’s twin strikes had the Asian crew reeling 51 for 3 in 12 overs. Lakshan and Mendis then joined arms for a third-wicket partnership well worth 157 to tutorial their crew house devoid of any further hiccups. Lakshan strike 8 boundaries and a the only 6 of Sri Lanka’s chase, whilst Mendis slammed 6 fours in his 73-ball 74 not out.
Temporary scores: Ireland 207/8 in 48 overs (Jamie Grassi 75 Kamindu Mendis 3-35) shed to Sri Lanka 208/3 in 37.3 overs (Dhananjaya Lakshan 101*, Kamindu Mendis 74* Aaron Cawley 2-26) by 7 wickets. (Video game reduced to 48 overs per facet owing to rain).