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South Africa, New Zealand register comprehensive wins in play-off quarter-finals

Kyle Verreynne scored a match-winning 77 for South Africa.
Kyle Verreynne scored a match-winning 77 for South Africa.
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South Africa and New Zealand handed comprehensive defeats to Ireland and Scotland in their respective ninth place play-off quarter-final matches in the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.

South Africa 187-2 (Verreynne 77) beat
Ireland 185-7 (Tucker 77 not out) by eight wickets
Ninth Place Play-off Quarter-Final, Cox’s Bazar, ICC U-19 World Cup

Having won the toss and opted to bat first, Ireland lost a flurry of wickets at the top and were quickly reduced to 71 for five in 22.5 overs.

Lorcan Tucker (77 not out) put on a lone fight and rallied along with the lower order and brought up his half-century in 81 balls.

At the end of 50 overs, Ireland managed to post 185 for seven.

Chasing a target of 186 runs, South Africa were rarely troubled as their openers Liam Smith (49) and Kyle Verreynne (77) put on a 104-run opening stand.

Verreynne brought up his fifty in 70 balls but Smith fell one run short of his half-century.

Verreynne joined hands with Wiaan Mulder (43 not out) and posted a 62-run stand.

Despite the fall of Verreynne’s wicket, South Africa coasted to an eight wicket victory in just 46 overs. Verreynne was adjudged the man of the match.

New Zealand 185-3 (Phillips 89) beat
Scotland 181-9 (Shah 32) by seven wickets
Ninth Place Play-off Quarter-Final, Cox’s Bazar, ICC U-19 World Cup

Scotland chose to bat after winning the toss and their openers Neil Flack (22) and Azeem Dar (13) added 37 runs for the opening wicket.

New Zealand maintained constant pressure and Ross ter Braak (3-34), Nathan Smith (2-37) and Felix Murray (2-31) struck regularly and did not allow Scotland to put on a steady partnership.

With every batsman getting a start of some sort, Scotland managed to post 181 for nine from their quota of 50 overs.

Glenn Phillips (89) gave New Zealand a perfect start as he plundered 89 runs from just 40 balls scoring 11 boundaries and six sixes.

In the 98-run opening stand, Daniel Stanley (9) scored only nine runs and eventually fell in the 13th over.

The skipper Josh Finnie (30 not out) added 38 runs with Christian Leopard (25) and followed it up with an unbeaten 48-run stand with Finn Allen (31 not out) to take New Zealand to a comfortable seven-wicket victory with 23 overs to spare.

Phillips’s blistering knock earned him the man of the match award.

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