Watch: "Catch Of The Tournament?", South Africa's Andile Simelane's Spectacular Effort vs Sri Lanka In U-19 Cricket World Cup
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup: During South Africa's loss vs Sri Lanka, Andile Simelane put in a brilliant catch to dismiss Sakuna Liyanage.
South Africa crashed to a defeat against Sri Lanka in their 5th place playoff fixture of the ongoing ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in North Sound on Sunday. Despite losing by 65 runs, the Proteas had plenty of positives to look at, especially their fielding. Andile Simelane perfectly showed South Africa's fielding skills with an outstanding catch during the match. During the ninth over of Sri Lanka's innings, Sakuna Liyanage received a short delivery from Matthew Boast which he outside edged to second slip where a jumping Simelane saw the ball bounce on his palm and then he dived backwards to catch it at the rebound. The ICC posted a video of the highlight on Instagram and also captioned it as, "Andile Simelane - catch of the tournament?"
Here is the video:
Sri Lanka set a target of 233 runs for their opponents after posting 232 for six in 50 overs.
Dunith Wellalage was in top form and smashed 113 runs off 130 balls and also smacked nine fours, four sixes.
Meanwhile, Ranuda Somarathne also registered an unbeaten half-century.
Kwena Maphaka and Boast were in good form for South Africa, bagging three and four wickets respectively.
Chasing a target of 233, the Proteas were bowled out for 167 in 37.3 overs. Gerhardus Maree top-scored for his side with a knock of 44 runs off 43 deliveries.
Traveen Mathew, Shevon Daniel and Raveen de Silva took two wickets each for Sri Lanka.