Under-19 cricket victory for Zim

LAHORE - Zimbabwe's Under-19 cricket team beat Ireland by 118 runs in Group D's opening match of the ICC U-19 World Cup at the Nondescripts Club in Colombo on Sunday. After being put into bat in a match reduced to 44 overs per side after a 105-minute delay caused by a damp outfield following heav

y rain the previous day, Sean Williams’s side reached 215-7 with Donald ‘Kuda’ Samunderu top-scoring with 61.

Samunderu’s contribution was the one around which Zimbabwe built their effort after they were put into bat. It was a patient innings too, as he faced 107 balls and batted for 139 minutes. At the other end, Samunderu’s team mates made attractive but brief contributions.

His opening partner Friday Kasteni scored 21, captain Sean Williams made 29 from only 23 balls, Gary Balance contributed 23 and there was a bright and breezy 23 from only 12 balls by Ryan Higgin. Leg-spinner Greg Thompson was Ireland’s most successful bowler, capturing 3-48. – ICC

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