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Jones, van Tonder help South Africa U19 beat Bangladesh to win 5th place play-off

Raynard van Tonder scored an unbeaten 82 run knock
Raynard van Tonder scored an unbeaten 82 run knock
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South Africa U19 180-2 (van Tonder 82no) beat
Bangladesh U19 178 (Jones 5-32) by eight wickets
5th place play-off, ICC Under 19 World Cup, Queenstown

Fraser Jones and Akhona Mnyaka shared eight wickets between them to restrict Bangladesh for 178 and later skipper Raynard van Tonder scored an unbeaten 82 to help South Africa chase down the target in 38.3 overs with eight wickets in hand in the fifth place play-off of the ICC Under 19 World Cup in Queenstown.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first. Jones (5-32) was deadly with the new ball as he removed Mohammad Naim (2), Aminul Islam (7), Towhid Hridoy (1) and Mohammad Rakib (2) in quick succession as Bangladesh were reduced to 33 for five in the first nine overs.

Afif Hossain (63) and wicket-keeper Shakil Hossain (61) showed a lot of resilience with a 96-run stand for the sixth week to keep the South African bowling at bay.

Both the batsmen crossed their respective half-centuries and looked set but Akhona Mnyaka (3-27) returned back to have Afif caught and Jones returned back to complete his fifth wicket as Bangladesh were bowled out for 178 in 41.4 overs.

In the chase, Jiveshan Pillay (12) fell in the seventh over but Matthew Breetzke (36) and van Tonder (82 not out) brought them back on track with a 34 run stand.

Roni Hossen (1-21) did manage to break the stand but that was last of the success, Bangladesh enjoyed in the game as van Tonder and Hermann Rolfes (44 not out) saw South Africa through the chase with comfort.

Jones was awarded the player of the match for his five-wicket haul.

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