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Proteas start with a bang

South Africa got their Under-19s World Cup campaign off to a flying start when easing to a 94-run win over West Indies in Group C.

A late cameo of 34 not out from Justin Dill was required to get the Proteas up to a competitive 198 for nine, his effort following up Yaseen Valli’s 53.

However, that total proved more than sufficient as Kagiso Rabada’s 3-14 helped dismiss the Windies for just 104.

In Group D, Sri Lanka made a winning start as New Zealand slipped to a 49-run loss.

Kusal Mendis led the way for Sri Lanka, his fine 91 complemented by 67 from opener Sadeera Samarawickrama in a mammoth total of 275 for nine.

Plenty of Black Caps batsmen got in thereafter but none pressed on to 50 as they managed just 226 for eight.

In the day’s other games, England eased to victory by 213 runs over hosts the United Arab Emirates in Group D and Zimbabwe chased 193 with six wickets in hand to overcome Canada in Group C.

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