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U-19 Cricket World Cup: South Africa Becomes the Last African Team to Be Knocked Out of the Tournament.

South Africa became the last African team to be knocked out of the Under 19 Cricket World Cup after losing by three wickets to Pakistan.
They began their campaign against Kenya and walked away victorious after winning by 169 runs 341/7 to Kenya’s 172/7. The win was followed by another against the West Indies where they won by 76 runs, 282/8 to West Indies 206.
South Africa’s first loss came against New Zealand losing by 71 runs, 208 to New Zealand’s 279/8. They finished second in the group qualifying for a super league quarter-final against Pakistan
The quarter final match was a highly contested one and South Africa managed 189/9 in 50 overs (Makwetu 60; Musa 3/29) to Pakistan’s 190/7 in 47.5 overs (Zaryab 74*; Niemand 2/31).
The loss will see South Africa battle in the fifth place playoff semi-final on Saturday.
Kenya lost all its group stages matches against South Africa, New Zealand and West Indies. They also lost by 311 runs to Sri Lanka in the Plate quarter-final show down on Tuesday and will face off against Namibia in the 13th place playoff semi-final on Thursday.
Namibia, like Kenya, lost all its group stage matches against Bangladesh (87 runs), England (8 wickets), and Canada (4 wickets). They also lost by 7 wickets against Zimbabwe in the plate quarter-final.
Zimbabwe started off on a high note by beating Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets. They however lost to Australia by 7 wickets and to India by 10 wickets. They later redeemed themselves against Namibia in the plate quarter-final winning by 7 wickets. Zimbabwe will now face Sri Lanka in the plate semi-final.




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