Match Summary

South Africa U-19 231/9 in 50 Overs

  • Dewald Bevis 104
  • George Heerden 36
  • Matthew Musinguzi 1/40
  • Joseph Baguma 1/29
  • Pascal Murungi 3/58
  • Juma Miyagi 3/33

Uganda U-19 110 all-out in 33.4/50 Overs

  • Isaac Ategeka 29
  • Fahad Mutagana 16
  • Cyrus Kakuru 14
  • Liam Alder 2/13
  • Dewald Bevis 2/18

*South Africa won by 121 runs

The Baby Cricket Cranes suffered their second loss at the U19 World Cup, going down by 121 runs to a much better South Africa.

South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first. Juma Miyagi and his opening bowling partner Pascal Murungi were mean with the ball but very generous with extras. The latter picked the first wicket of the game.

Dangerman Dewald Bevis was given two lives on zero and nine and he made the Ugandans pay with a well-crafted century of 104 as the South African piled on 231/9 in their 50 overs.

The bowlers were again impressive with Joseph Baguma (1/29) the stand-out as Captain Pascal Murungi (3/58) and Juma Miyagi (3/33) were in support.

Debutants Ronald Omara and Fahad Mutagana opened the batting for Uganda but the former never bothered the scores while the latter was brave in his knock of 16 against the South African high pace.

However, only Isaac Ategeka (29) could keep up with the high pace as wickets fell around him with no meaningful partnership holding together the chase and the Baby Cricket Cranes were bundled out for 110.

The second loss of the tournament virtually knocks out Uganda from the top 8 race. The team will take a break for now and wait to take on favourites India on Saturday.

Denis has represented Uganda in international cricket events including the World Cup. He is currently the captain of Wanderers Cricket Club.

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