13 December 2017
   
US sets terms, orders army off the streets
MDC-Alliance to US: please don’t forget Zim
Chinamasa sees good times as Zim gets $1,5b
$15b billion looters in ED’s govt: Bishop
Tsvangirai victory certain: MDC-T youths
Unaccounted for assets to be seized: Zacc
Man forces niece, 2, to eat own faeces
Some ChiTown officers never been to school
MORE NEWS
Willowvale rejects bond notes
Challenges facing Pres Mnangagwa
MORE BUSINESS
Jah Prayzah dreamt about cemetery attack
Voter registration proof to watch show
MORE SHOWBIZ
Jose Mourinho: City lack education
Sundowns coach retains Khama Billiat hope
MORE SPORTS
Coup: why the China role theory is hollow
Zims duped! It’s about Zanu PF for ever
MORE OPINION
 
Interview: Gonda Hot Seat with Coltart
The Mugabe prophecy that never was
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Zimbabwe storm into ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup plate final
08/02/2016 00:00:00
by Zimbabwe Cricket
 
 
RELATED STORIES
UAE: Zim player in head injury scare
Logan Cup: Ervine stuns Mountaineers
Zimbabwe face West Indies, Bangladesh
Streak: Flower-ing Zim era and beyond
Eagles clinch domestic Twenty20 title
Chatara, Panyangara in World T20 squad
Zim Cricket unveils coach: SA’s Ntini
Masakadza dehorns Mid-West Rhinos
World Cup: Zim swat Canada aside
Disgrace! Zim tears as Windies ‘rig’ win
Muchinjo: Masakadza wrong skipper choice

South Africa Under-19s – 91 in 39.5 overs (Rivaldo Moonsamy 32, Luke Philander 15; Richard Ngarava 4/10, Rugare Magarira 2/11)

Zimbabwe Under-19s – 94 for 2 in 22 overs (Jeremy Ives 34*, Ryan Murray 26*; Wiaan Mulder 1/10, Dayyaan Galiem 1/22)

Zimbabwe Under-19s won by eight wickets (with 168 balls remaining)

RICHARD Ngarava produced a virtuoso performance as Zimbabwe blitzed South Africa into submission to claim an eight-wicket win in their ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup plate championship semi-final played Monday at Sheik Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground in Bangladesh’s port town of Cox’s Bazar.

The 18-year-old left-arm seamer was nearly unplayable, grabbing four wickets while conceding just 10 runs in the nine overs he bowled, including two maidens, at a stupendous economy rate of 1.11.

Putting in South Africa to bat first turned out to be an inspired decision as the Zimbabwe teenagers fired from all cylinders, bowling like they were possessed and fielding as if their lives depended on it.

Rugare Magarira, an exponent of the rare art of left-arm chinaman bowling, bagged two wickets, while the quartet of William Mashinge, Wesley Madhevere, Kundai Matigimu and Brandon Mavuta each claimed a wicket apiece as South Africa folded for 91 in 39.5 overs.

Zimbabwe needed just 22 overs to reach the target, in the process losing only the opening pair of Shaun Snyder and Brendan Sly for 10 and 16 runs respectively – the duo shared a 30-run stand for the first wicket.

Looking to make short work of South Africa, Snyder perished when he flicked Dayyaan Galiem straight to square-leg fielder Rivaldo Moonsamy.

With 12 more runs added on the board, Sly’s wicket fell to a stunning one-handed catch by wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne after the batter swung at and thin-edged Wiaan Mulder’s delivery between keeper and slip.

Ryan Murray and Jeremy Ives, however, came in to finish the business of the day unbeaten, contributing 26 and 34 runs respectively, as Zimbabwe put their neighbours to the sword in emphatic fashion.

While it was a brilliant all-round performance from Stephen Mangongo’s charges, the Zimbabwe bowlers definitely made it plain sailing.



Advertisement

As early as the third over, with only two runs on the board, South Africa were one wicket down after Verreynne edged Ngarava to wicketkeeper Murray.

It only got worse for South Africa when they lost Liam Smith, Mulder and Galiem for a total of three runs to leave the innings crumbling at 12 for four.

So dominant were the Zimbabwe bowlers that the 29-run fifth-wicket stand shared by Moonsamy and Tony de Zorzi was South Africa’s best partnership.

After Moonsamy was stumped on 32 – the highest contribution by a South African batter – their only other double-figure scores were Luke Philander’s 15 and Sean Whitehead’s 14.

Following the massive win, Zimbabwe will face either New Zealand or Afghanistan in the plate championship final – also known as the ninth place play-off – scheduled for February 12 at Sheik Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground in Cox’s Bazar.


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker