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Day’s wrap: South Africa qualify

Ireland defeated Nepal by 14 runs while South Africa and Afghanistan also claimed victories at the ICC U19 World Cup in Queensland on Wednesday.

Day’s wrap: South Africa qualify - Cricket News
 
Ireland defeated Nepal by 14 runs while South Africa and Afghanistan also claimed victories at the ICC U19 World Cup in Queensland on Wednesday.
The Irish posted a score of 185-8 from their 50 overs in Townsville thanks to the contributions of Shane Getkate (47), Andy McBrine (41) and Tyrone Kane (39 not out).
And in response, Nepal was bowled out for 171 in the final over with Ireland captain George Dockrell (4-22 off 10 overs) the pick of the bowlers.
Earlier, Nepal captain Prithu Baskota (2-39 off 10 overs) took the new ball and his off-spin caused problems for Ireland as he dismissed openers Robin Kelly (five) and Ryan Hunter (10).
Jason van der Merwe (10) came and went quickly before McBrine and Getkate got stuck in, adding 71 runs in a partnership that lasted more than 21 overs.
Left-arm spinner Bhuvan Karki (2-43 off 10) removed both of them though, before Dockrell (two) was trapped lbw by Rahul Vishwakarma (2-31 off 10).
Kane's unbeaten 39 carried them to a score that looked big enough to defend and when Nepal slumped to 69-5 in their run chase, Ireland looked home.
Dockrell had claimed three of those five wickets – all lbw – but the Nepalese fought hard, with Rahul Vishwakarma (32), Pradeep Airee (29) and Baskota (20) all making handy contributions.
Vishwakarma's dismissal in the 45th over looked to have ended the chase but Avinash Karn (14) and Saurav Khanal (three) lasted until the final over, from which they needed 15 to win.
Khanal was caught in the deep by Scott Campbell from the second ball of the 50th over though, as Ireland celebrated a hard-fought victory.
South Africa, meanwhile, made it three wins from three at the tournament with a four-wicket triumph over Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
The Proteas bowled out their opponents for 150 with Corne Dry (4-16 off eight) leading the way.
It could have been far worse if Pulina Tharanga (50 not out) and Amila Aponso (11 not out) did not add 52 runs for the last wicket but it was not enough as Chad Bowes (46) and Theunis de Bruyn (42) steered South Africa to victory.
They passed the total with four wickets in hand and 17 overs to spare, with Sri Lanka now needing Namibia to upset Bangladesh on Thursday to stay alive in their bid to win the World Cup.
In the day's other match, Afghanistan defeated Scotland by 10 runs on the Sunshine Coast.
The Afghans were bowled out for 191 in the 49th over, with opener Javed Ahmadi (71) doing the bulk of the run scoring.
Ruaidhri Smith (4-45 off 10) and Gavin Main (4-26 off eight) impressed for Scotland, who were coasting at 120-2 in response.
They quickly collapsed though, and despite a 23-run union for the last wicket between Kyle Smith (12 not out) and Main (15), the latter was run out in the final over as Scotland were dismissed for 181.

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