South African batter George Van Heerden (Getty Images)
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South African captain George Van Heerden smashed a century to guide his side to a win over Ireland in their U19 Cricket World Cup encounter at Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba on Friday.
South Africa won by 153 runs (DL/ method) to finish second in Group B and seal the Super League quarter-final spot.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Van Heerden hit eight sixes and three fours in his 111 from 93 balls.
The Junior Proteas skipper solidified a vital 118-run partnership with Dewald Brevis, who scored 96 off 122 balls.
South Africa posted 315/7 in their 47 overs after rain interrupted play, with Reuben Wilson (2/59) and Liam Doherty (2/60) the pick of the Irish bowlers.
SA did not take long to dismantle Ireland as fast bowler Matthew Boast struck on the first ball of their run chase, removing Liam Doherty (0).
Boast continued to remove the Irish top-order as he picked up three for 26.
Soon SA spinner Liam Alder sprung into action and captured three for 20 as Ireland were bundled out for 158 in 33 overs.
More to follow…
Scores in brief:
South Africa 315/7 in 47 overs (Van Heerden 111, Brevis 96, Wilson 2/59)
Ireland 158 all out in 33 overs (McGuire 42, Alder 3/20, Boast 3/26)
Result: South Africa win by 153 runs (D/L method)
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