South Africa started the ODI series against England with a 7-wicket win; India trounced Pakistan by 10 wickets to reach the final of the Under-19 World Cup; and Australia and West Indies have announced their squads for the series against South Africa and Sri Lanka respectively.
South Africa go one-up
As with the Test series, South Africa took a 1-0 lead in the ODI series with a 7-wicket win at Cape Town. Asked to bat, England were reduced to 131/6 in the 28th over, Tabraiz Shamsi (3/38) doing most of the damage. Joe Denly (87) and Chris Woakes (40) then added 91 for the sixth wicket to lift them to 258/8.
South Africa lost Reeza Hendricks early in response before Quinton de Kock (107), appointed full-time captain for the first time, added 173 with Temba Bavuma (98) to seal the chase. South Africa won in the 48th over.
India Under-19s trounce Pakistan, reach final
India will face the winner of the second semi-final, between New Zealand and Bangladesh, in the final of the Under-19 World Cup.
Batting first, Pakistan started solidly, with Haider Ali (56) and captain Rohail Nazir (62) taking them to 96/2. However, they lost wickets at regular intervals as Sushant Mishra (3/28) and Kartik Tyagi (2/32) bowled them out for 172 in the 44th over.
Yashasvi Jaiswal (105*) and Divyaansh Saxena (59*) then saw India home in the 36th over.
Australia recall Maxwell
Australia recalled Glenn Maxwell to both their T20I and ODI squads against South Africa. An interesting exclusion from the T20I squad has been that of Marcus Stoinis, who leads the runs chart in the ongoing BBL. The T20I squad reads:
Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (vc & wk), Pat Cummins (vc), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Mitchell Marsh has also earned a recall to both sides as Australia dropped both Ashton Turner and Peter Handscomb from the ODI squad, which reads:
Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (vc & wk), Pat Cummins (vc), Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
No Lewis, Hetmyer but Bravo, Allen return
West Indies have recalled Darren Bravo and Fabian Allen for the ODIs on their upcoming Sri Lanka tour. They replaced Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer, both of whom have failed their fitness tests. The squad reads:
Kieron Pollard (c), Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.