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U19 World Cup 2022: England defeat South Africa, become first team to reach Super League semis

Dewald Brevis top-scored with an aggressive knock of 97 off 88 balls but he hardly got any help from the other end as the English bowlers struck at regular intervals.

India TV Sports Desk Edited by: India TV Sports Desk
Antigua Updated on: January 27, 2022 9:44 IST
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File Photo of England U19 cricket team.

Highlights

  • The South Africans had a poor start to their innings, losing two wickets for just 21 runs on board.
  • Brevis and Maree then stabilised the innings with a 55-run stand for the third wicket.
  • Besides Ahmed, there were two wickets apiece for Joshua Boyden and James Sales.

A blistering display with the bat by Jacob Bethell helped England advance to the semi-finals of the Super League of the ongoing ICC U19 World Cup in a six-wicket win over South Africa.

Bethell was one of the bowlers to restrict South Africa to 209 all out before hitting 88 to see England set up a clash with either Sri Lanka or Afghanistan. Matthew Welch's 78 helped Zimbabwe to set Scotland a tricky chase of 249 in their Plate quarter-final. Scotland were unable to build partnerships as they slumped to 140 all out to see Zimbabwe advance to meet Ireland.

They will be joined in the semi-finals by the hosts West Indies who were too good for Papua New Guinea in a 169-run win. The West Indies will now face the United Arab Emirates, while Papua New Guinea are set to take on Uganda in the Plate play-offs.

South Africa endured a slow start having won the toss and chosen to bat, their first boundary came off the final ball of the fourth over, before Joshua Boyden dismissed Valentine Kitime off the next delivery.

(Reported by ANI)