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Bowes thrilled with team’s performance

South Africa captain Chad Bowes was pleased with the way his side ended their ICC Under-19 World Cup campaign after they easily accounted for New Zealand on Saturday.

Bowes thrilled with team’s performance - Cricket News
 
South Africa captain Chad Bowes was pleased with the way his side ended their ICC Under-19 World Cup campaign after they easily accounted for New Zealand on Saturday.
The Proteas were knocked out of the running to win the event on Tuesday against Australia in a tense semi-final but finished the tournament well after defeating the Kiwis by eight wickets in the third-place playoff.
David Rhoda (4-26 off 9.5 overs) and Calvin Savage (3-14 off four) starred with the ball as New Zealand were routed for just 90, a score the winners chased down inside 15 overs.
"It was a clinical performance by the boys today," Bowes said afterwards.
"It is never easy coming back after a defeat, especially in a semi final, but the boys showed good character and a fighting spirit to come back with a strong performance and finish the World Cup on a high.
"I am very happy with the bowlers. We lost the toss and they chose to bat which we didn't mind. It gave our bowlers a bit of an opportunity to work with the conditions and we hit our areas and were patient.
"And when the spin twins of David Rhoda and Prenelan Subrayen came on it really halted the batting momentum. That was a very good performance and we didn't release the pressure at any stage."
South Africa made light work of the victory target, with Quinton de Kock (50 off 43 balls) leading them to a comfortable win.
"It is never easy chasing a small total," Bowes said.
"It could go either way. We just went out there with a positive mindset. We put away any bad balls. Quinton de Kock got us off to a flyer and that helped our momentum.
"Once we felt that we were on top we kept pushing because we didn't want to give them a sniff at any stage during the innings. The run-rate did increase and we just finished it off."
Bowes says his team-mates will go back to their home country with their heads held high after an impressive tournament in which they only lost once.
"I am very proud of the boys. We did hurt a lot after the loss in the semi-finals, we all had a very good belief that we could go all the way in the tournament," he said.
"It is a pity that 50 overs of the whole World Cup kind of gave away our chances but seven out of eight wins, including the warm-up games, is a really good performance.
"And I'm proud of the boys and the way they fought back. We come away with a lot of pride going back to South Africa."
 

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