Jamie Overton makes his highest England under-19 score in South Africa defeat
Jamie Overton made his highest score for England under-19s as they were defeated by South Africa in the second one-day international today.
Somerset and North Devon pace bowler Overton, batting at No 8, struck 48 off 46 balls, with six fours, as England tried to chase down the hosts' 241 for nine in Cape Town.
They closed on 229 for nine off their 50 overs, a 12-run defeat, to go 2-0 down in the five-match series.
Overton, who opened the bowling, took one for 34 off seven overs, having Corbin Bosch caught behind for eight.
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Bosch got his revenge in the England innings when he had Overton caught by Kagiso Rabada.
England were in real trouble at 122 for six when the 18-year-old from Northam went to the crease. He put on 77 with Ed Barnard who was eighth out for 33.
Overton made an unbeaten 38 in the first match of the series. The third game is in Paarl tomorrow (8am GMT).
His twin Craig may also be in action tomorrow as England Lions begin their one-day international series against Australia A in Hobart, Tasmania (3am GMT).
Overton played all three warm-up games for England. They will face tough opposition from an Australia squad that includes full internationals Callum Ferguson, James Hopes, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine and Adam Voges.