25 Aug 2012

NZ lose out to South Africa at under-19 cricket World Cup

3:51 pm on 25 August 2012

The New Zealand under-19 cricket team's been convincingly beaten by South Africa in the third place playoff at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Australia.

New Zealand was unable to recover from the loss of early wickets in Townsville and posted just 90 runs in the first innings - South Africa completed the chase in the 15th over with eight wickets in hand.

India will meet Australia in Sunday's final.