Under-19 World Cup: India beat South Africa by 45 runs

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GEORGETOWN: Four-time champions India dished out a clinical show to start their U-19 World Cup campaign on a winning note, thrashing South Africa by 45 runs in Georgetown.
Put in to bat at the Providence stadium on Saturday, India rode on skipper Yash Dhull’s responsible 82 to post a fighting 232 all out and then bundled out the opposition for 187, with left-arm spinner Vicky Ostwal (5/28) and pacer Raj Bawa (4/47) doing bulk of the damage.
Chasing 233, South Africa colts lost opener Ethan John Cunningham (0) in the first over as he was trapped in front by pacer Rajvardhan Hangargekar (1/38).
But Valintine Kitime (25) and Dewald Brevis (65), who idolises A.B. de Villiers, then rallied the innings with a 58-run stand.
The duo played patiently and hit the loose balls away as South Africa reached 38 for 1 after 10 overs.
Kitime then took on left-arm medium pacer Ravi Kumar (0/30) in the 10th over, hitting him for a boundary and a six as South Africa amassed 10 runs off it.
Brevis and Kitime then hammered Bawa, amassing 17 runs of the 11th over. But Ostwal broke the stand after removing Kitime, who edged to stumper Dinesh Bana in the 12th over.
— Agencies