Under-19s Day Two Play Resumes On A High Note

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JOHANNESBURG: The Coca-Cola South Africa under -19s played an impressive game in their day two of the Second Youth Test against England, Kgaudise Molefe, Jade de Klerk and Thando Ntini seizedseven wickets between.

The match ended with a total of 14 wickets falling and the home side on a score of 121/9 in 60 overs.

De Klerk and Jason Niemand (10) resumed play for the away side on 118/5. They lost the latter early after he was trapped in front by Jack Plom (3/44) in the opening five overs.

Plom continued to be troublesome for the tourists, the pick of the hosts’ bowlers was Adam Finch who returned impressive figures of 4/47.

England’s first innings reflected the start of South Africa’s effort with the bat. Ntini opened the bowling and quickly picked up the wickets of Oliver Robison and captain Tom Banton for one and none respectively.

But England were able to survive to stumps with one wicket remaining, as their batting order slumped with only four recording a score in double figures.

Play will continue on Day Three with England trailing by 88 runs.