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Nepal Stuns South Africa

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th February 2004 03:00 AM

IT was a day of upsets at the Under-19 World Cup yesterday, with Zimbabwe stunning Australia and Nepal toppling South Africa.

IT was a day of upsets at the Under-19 World Cup yesterday, with Zimbabwe stunning Australia and Nepal toppling South Africa.

By Trevor Dudley
in Bangladesh


S.Africa 156-10 in 50
Nepal 159-9 in 49.4
Nepal won by 1 wicket

Australia 73-10 in 19
Zimbabwe 74-4 in 17.1
Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets

Today
Uganda v Nepal
IT was a day of upsets at the Under-19 World Cup yesterday, with Zimbabwe stunning Australia and Nepal toppling South Africa.
After a seven-wicket loss, Australia must beat Sri Lanka tomorrow to keep their title defence alive.
The South Africa upset result means that the two remaining games in the group take on tantalising possibilities. If Nepal beat Uganda tomorrow and South Africa fail to beat England in the final game tomorrow, then South Africa will not qualify.
South Africa won the toss and decided to bat against the team who created a surprise at the last U-19 World Cup by beating Pakistan. The Proteas found themselves 11-4 after seven overs and were 62-7 after 25 overs.
A 79 run partnership for the 8th wicket between Godfrey Stevens (29) and Waylain September gave South Africa a respectable final score of 156 in 50 overs.
The Nepalese cruised to 118-4 but then the South Africans hit back to put Nepal on 139-9 with three overs left. Last man Shashi Kesari slammed 13 in 9 balls to give Nepal victory with two balls to spare.
Shakti Gauchan finished on 51 not out to win the man of the match award.
The South African squad were understandably not in the best of moods as they took dinner with the Ugandan team last evening.
They are now hoping that Uganda can beat the Nepalese today in their final game .
This will require a superhuman effort from the Ugandans as the Nepal team are now flying high and only the young East Africans now stand in their qualification path.
Uganda have taken a well earned rest after playing exhausting games against world class opposition in two days.
Uganda Coach Tom Tikolo is hopeful that the Ugandan team which is the youngest and most inexperienced in the tournament will fare much better against Nepal who are also fielding some young players.
India strengthened their challenge with a 69-run victory over New Zealand, bowling the Kiwis out for 146 in Dhaka.
Zimbabwe’s Tinashe Panyangara claimed 6-31, the second-best bowling figures in the tournament’s history, to bowl Australia out for 73.
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Nepal Stuns South Africa

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