U-19 World Cup: Andile Simelane put in a spectacular catch vs Sri Lanka.© Instagram
South Africa crashed to a defeat towards Sri Lanka of their fifth place playoff fixture of the continuing ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in North Sound on Sunday. Regardless of dropping by 65 runs, the Proteas had loads of positives to take a look at, particularly their fielding. Andile Simelane completely confirmed South Africa’s fielding abilities with an impressive catch in the course of the match. In the course of the ninth over of Sri Lanka’s innings, Sakuna Liyanage acquired a brief supply from Matthew Boast which he outdoors edged to second slip the place a leaping Simelane noticed the ball bounce on his palm after which he dived backwards to catch it on the rebound. The ICC posted a video of the spotlight on Instagram and likewise captioned it as, “Andile Simelane – catch of the event?”
Right here is the video:
Sri Lanka set a goal of 233 runs for his or her opponents after posting 232 for six in 50 overs.
Dunith Wellalage was in prime type and smashed 113 runs off 130 balls and likewise smacked 9 fours, 4 sixes.
In the meantime, Ranuda Somarathne additionally registered an unbeaten half-century.
Kwena Maphaka and Boast have been in good type for South Africa, bagging three and 4 wickets respectively.
Chasing a goal of 233, the Proteas have been bowled out for 167 in 37.3 overs. Gerhardus Maree top-scored for his aspect with a knock of 44 runs off 43 deliveries.
Traveen Mathew, Shevon Daniel and Raveen de Silva took two wickets every for Sri Lanka.
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