Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the match number 17 in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, between South Africa and Namibia on Sunday. We at CricketCountry will be bringing you the live cricket scores and live cricket updates of the South Africa and Namibia at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground, Cox’s Bazar. South Africa are coming from a first match defeat from the hands of hosts Bangladesh in the opening match of the series, losing the match by 43 runs chasing 207. While Namibia won their match over Scotland emphatically by a huge nine wicket win. This match will be a must win match for South Africa as another loss will make it much tough for them to qualify in quarter stage. Live Cricket Scorecard: South Africa vs Namibia , Match 17, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016 at Cox’s Bazaar

South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, Namibia U19 137/8 in 39.4 overs | Target 137 | BATTING: Lohan Louwrens 58 (97), Fritz Coetzee 1 (1): Louwrens half-century helps Namibia sail through the next round of tournament while South Africa lose the battle in ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup. South Africa’s Whitehead and Abrahams pick 2 wickets each which was not sufficient to go par in the tournament and Namibia win by 2 wickets.


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, Namibia U19 119/5 in 36 overs | Target 137 | BATTING: Lohan Louwrens 47 (86), Charl Brits 21 (40): Louwrens and Brits are posing an amazing partnership and cruising their team to their second consecutive win and require just 19 runs to win. South Africa will probably have to face a loss in their first match after terrible warm-up matches loss.


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, Namibia U19 108/5 in 31 overs | Target 137 | BATTING: Lohan Louwrens 42 (71), Charl Brits 18 (25): Namibia require just 39 runs to win and are cruising through easily. Lowrens is just 6 runs away from his half-century to lead his side to second win in this tournament. Brits is playing well on the other end as well equally contributing to the score board.


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, Namibia U19 80/5 in 26 overs | Target 137 | BATTING: Lohan Louwrens 37 (64), Charl Brits 0 (3): Another wicket down and Namibia are not looking good with so close to their target. Namibia require just 51 runs and they require wickets on hand if they need to win this match for second consecutive time. South Africa are coming strong with their bowling attack. OUT! Jurgen Linde bowled by Willem Dulick and caught by Smith. 


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, Namibia U19 51/4 in 20 overs | Target 137 | BATTING: Lohan Louwrens 25 (49), Jurgen Linde 8 (12): Namibia do not look good with their wickets falling off. Already 4 down and Lohan Louwrens doing well but he needs someone to support him on the other side. OUT! Michael van Lingen and Zane Green picked by Whitehead which was his second.


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, Namibia U19 37/3 in 15 overs | Target 137 | BATTING: Lohan Louwrens 10 (28), Michael van Lingen 4 (3): Namibia face another wicket down and are going well at slow pace which is good at the moment. South Africa are trying to attack all out and Whitehead picks his first to get Zane Green OUT!


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, Namibia U19 21/2 in 10 overs | Target 137 | BATTING: Lohan Louwrens 5 (14), Zane Green 10 (37): Namibia have picked it well and are playing at a pace comfortable for them to carry the innings forward. They need to have consistency in their innings and no fall of wickets. South Africa will look to pick some wickets on the way with the target now being just short of 116 runs more.


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, Namibia U19 15/2 in 5 overs | Target 137 | BATTING: Lohan Louwrens 1 (7), Zane Green 8 (14): Namibia are off to a shaky start with two wickets down within 5 overs and things are not looking stable for them at the moment. South Africa are trying their best to restrict Namibia in best possible way after posing a low target on board. OUT! SJ Loftie-Eaton and N Davin picked by AD Galiem and Abrahams respectively.


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, South Africa U19 136/9 in 50 overs | BATTING: Lutho Sipamla 17 (63), Ziyaad Abrahams 4 (12): South Africa came back with a bang after their loss of 6 wickets at 93 runs. Willem played well with highest score for his team with 42 runs and Sipamla picked up from where he left. Coetzee and Van Lingen remained highest wicket takers for Namibia and they face a target of 137 runs in 50 overs.


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, South Africa U19 93/8 in 39 overs | BATTING: Willem Dulick 27 (72), Lutho Sipamla 1 (34): South Africa U19 are finally approaching 100 runs on board and thanks to their batsmen Dulick and Sipamla who are playing very well to make SA reach soon to their 100 runs on board. Namibia were finding difficult to restrict SA and were unable to pick wickets.


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, South Africa U19 73/8 in 32 overs | BATTING: Willem Dulick 14 (48), Lutho Sipamla 1 (17): South Africa have picked up after wicket down. Namibia are trying to restrict SA but the opponent are looking to reach 100 runs within 50 overs. Namibia’s Coetzee and vin Langen have picked 3 and 4 wickets respectively.


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, South Africa U19 61/8 in 27 overs | BATTING: Willem Dulick 4 (28), Lutho Sipamla 0 (7): Another wicket down. South Africa not looking good here and Namibia look to restrict South Africa within 100 runs. OUT! Sean Whitehead by Coetzee being the second wicket for Coetzee!


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, South Africa U19 57/7 in 22 overs | BATTING: Willem Dulick 1 (17), Sean Whitehead 0 (1): South Africa are crumbling down with more and more wickets going down the drains. Namibia are in full control are looking to restrict South Africa below 100 runs. OUT! Tony de Zorzi by van Lingen which was his 4th wicket and is cruising in this game.


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, South Africa U19 52/6 in 20 overs | BATTING: Tony de Zorzi 14 (18), Willem Dulick 0 (9): South Africa are not looking good with wickets falling consecutively. This is the lowest score put up on board after 2o overs. South Africa need to look to reach 100 runs on board and get control over the game or else might get difficult to reach the next level. OUT! AD Galiem by van Lingen!


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, South Africa U19 36/5 in 15 overs | BATTING: Tony de Zorzi 0 (0), Dayyan Galiem 0 (0): Namibia are in full control of the game and are attacking SA well with 5 wickets down already in 15 overs. Coetzee came in and took two wickets already. They know to restrict SA well. OUT! R Moonsamy, Kyle Verreynne, Dean Foxcroft, T Dorzi and L Smith!


South Africa U19 vs Namibia U19: Live Cricket Score, South Africa U19 15/2 in 10 overs | BATTING: Dean Foxcroft 3 (25), Kyle Verreynne 7 (23): South Africa have begun their innings and are playing very slow with their run rate not much picking up the pace. Foxcroft and Verreynne are on the crease and van Lingen is bowling for Namibia and they seem to be in control of the game at the moment.


Defending champions South Africa came into the tournament with hopes of retaining the trophy but where quickly made to realise it is not so easy, hosts Bangladesh made a made a total 240 runs in the allotted 50 overs with Nazul Hossain Shanto top scoring with 73 along with Pinak Ghosh and Joyraz Sheik getting 43 and 46 respectively.Wiaan Mulder was the most successful bowler for South Africa picking up 3 wickets for 42 runs. In reply South Africa batted poorly with only Liam Smith 100 to boast off, as they were bundled out for 197. Namibia on the other hand will be full of confidence after chasing Scotland total of 159 runs. Bowling first Namibia bowlers made a auspicious start with Michael van Lingen picking 3 wickets with Warren can Wyk, SL Loftie-Eaton and Charl Brits taking two wickets apiece. In reply Namibia chased down the score with lose of only a single with as opener SJ Loftie-Eaton making 67 and Niko Davin smashing 37 ball 52.