After facing 157 runs drubbing at the hands of India A in the opening fixture, South Africa U19 will now face off India U19 B tomorrow at St Xavier’s College Ground, Thiruvananthapuram in a must-win contest. The clash is set to begin at 09:00 AM IST. The visitors are sitting at the bottom spot in the ladder after their massive defeat and need to win the remaining two games to fancy their chances for the final. The top two spot holders will play the final on Monday morning at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
India U-19 outplayed South Africa U-19 in all three departments to register a massive 157 runs win in the opening fixture. The visitors were bowled out for a paltry 94 runs in response to 252 runs target. The visitors were also at the receiving end in the two-match test series earlier which was won by India U19 by 2-0. South Africa has not managed to dominate the hosts so far in their two months tour and is once again looking vulnerable against India B.
India B registered 7 wickets win over Afghanistan after chasing an easy total of 107 runs on the board. Purnank Tyagi (4-36) and Prayas Barman (3-10) restricted Afghanistan for mere 106 runs with their disciplined attack while Tilak Varma (44*) and skipper Rahul Chandrol (56*) smashed the required runs to register the first win.
While the hosts look quite balanced and stronger for the South Africa U19, the visitors are still looking clueless against the pace and spin bowling from the host. Indian bowlers dominated the visiting batters in the test series as well as the opening fixture and something similar is expected tomorrow as well.
Where – St Xavier’s College Ground, Thiruvananthapuram
When – March 07, Thursday at 09:00 AM IST
South Africa U19 Team News:
India U19 B Team News:
Matthew Montgomery (c), Jonathan Bird, Andile Mokgakane, Lifa Ntanzi, Kgaudisa Molefe, Marco Jansen, Luke Beaufort (wk), Achille Cloete, Bonga Makhakha, Bryce Parsons, Nonelela Yikha
Doubtful – Ruan Terblanche
Thamsanqa Khumalo, Jonathan Bird, Matthew Montgomery (c), Bonga Makhakha, Bryce Parsons, Andile Mokgakane, Nonelela Yikha, Marco Jansen, Luke Beaufort (wk), Achille Cloete, Kgaudisa Molefe, Lifa Ntanzi, Siya Plaatjie, Ruan Terblanche, Jarred Jardine
Sameer Rizvi, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Sushant Mishra, Prayas Barman, Tilak Varma, Rahul Chandrol (c & wk), Pragnesh Kanpillewar, Nitish Reddy, Shivam Sharma, Atharva Ankolekar, Purnank Tyagi
Doubtful – Varun Lavande, Sumit Juyal
Karan Lal, Sumit Juyal, Rahul Chandrol (c & wk), Pragnesh Kanpillewar, Tilak Varma, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Shivam Sharma, Purnank Tyagi, Sushant Mishra, Nitish Reddy, Atharva Ankolekar, Prayas Barman, Sameer Rizvi, Prabhat Maurya, Arya Sethi, Varun Lavande
From India B, Skipper Rahul Chandrol (56 not out) and opener Tilak Varma (44 not out) were the contributors with the bat against Afghanistan
In bowling, Purnank Tyagi bagged 4 wickets while Prayas Barman and Atharva Ankolekar returned with 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
From South Africa, skipper M Montgomery, openers- Jonathan Bird and Bonga Makhakha and Bryce Parsons will have to take charge with the bat.
In bowling, Marco Jansen (4-30), Nonelela Yikha (2-37) and Bryce Parsons (1-31) were the key in the opening fixture and will have to produce similar performances.
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