South Africa reach ICC Under 19 World Cup semi-final

In the Super League quarterfinal, South Africa will face the winner of the match between England and Nepal AFP

Brisbane: Aug 15, 2012

South Africa topped Group D and qualified for the Super League quarter-final of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2012 after defeating Sri Lanka by four wickets in the feature match at Peter Burge Oval here Wednesday.

South Africa bowlers Corne Dry (four for 16), Calvin Savage (two for 30) and Solo Nqweni (two for 51) shared wickets between them to skittle out Sri Lanka for 150 in 37.4 overs.

In reply, captain Chad Bowes (46) and Theunis de Bruyn (42) put on 80 runs for the third wicket as South Africa achieved the target in 33 overs.

In the Super League quarterfinal, South Africa will face the winner of the match between England and Nepal.

The other matches of the day saw close finishes, with Ireland getting the better of Nepal in Group A by 14 runs at the Endeavour Park in Townsville, and Afghanistan holding its nerve to beat Scotland by 10 runs at the John Blanck Oval in Group B.

Brief Scores:

Group A – Ireland beat Nepal by 14 runs, Endeavour Park, Townsville

Ireland 185 for 8 from 50 overs (Shane Getkate 47, Andy McBrine 41, Tyrone Kane 39*; Rahul Vishvakarma 2 for 31, Avinash Karn 2 for 37, Bhuvan Karki 2 for 43) bt Nepal 171 all out from 49.3 overs (Rahul Vishvakarma 32, Subhash Khakurel 31, Pradeep Airee 29; George Dockrell 4 for 22) by 14 runs

Man of the Match: George Dockrell (Ireland)

Group B – Afghanistan beat Scotland by 10 runs, John Blanck Oval, Buderim

Afghanistan 191 all out from 48.3 overs (Javed Ahmadi 71, Afsar Khan 44; Gavin Main 4 for 26, Ruaidhri Smith 4 for 45) bt Scotland 181 all out from 49.2 overs (Ross McLean 67, Freddie Coleman 30; Sayed Shirzad 3 for 33, Aftab Alam 2 for 45) by 10 runs

Man of the Match: Javed Ahmadi (Afghanistan)

Group D – South Africa beat Sri Lanka by four wickets, Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane

Sri Lanka 150 all out from 37.4 overs (Pulina Tharanga*; Corne Dry 4 for 16, Calvin Savage 2 for 30, Solo Nqweni 2 for 51) lost to South Africa 153 for 6 from 33 overs (Chad Bowes 46, Theunis de Bruyn 42; Tharindu Kaushal 3 for 28, Sanitha de Mel 2 for 32) by 4 wickets.

Man of the Match: Corne Dry (South Africa) (IANS)