The West Indies beat Scotland by by 5 wickets in ICC Under 19 World Cup

(Jewel Andrew)

The West Indies under 19’s, thanks to an unbeaten half century by middle order batsman Jewel Andrew, beat Scotland by by 5 wickets in Potchefstroom to pick up their first win at the ongoing ICC under 19 World Cup in South Africa.

Chasing a victory target of 206 the Windies were reduced to 111 for 5 after 16 overs and 4 balls before Andrew….batting at number 6……hit an unbeaten 64 off 60 balls to propel them to 206 for 5 in 35.1 overs.

This while sharing in an unbroken 6th wicket partnership of 95 with Nathan Edward who finished not out on 27.

Andrew was named man of the match for his unbeaten match-winning knock that included 8 fours.

Also making useful contributions were Mavendra Dindyal 29, Jordan Johnson 24 and captain Stephan Pascal who made 26 while Adi Hegde was the most economical of the 5 Scottish bowlers to end with a wicket each.

Earlier, Scotland losing the toss and inserted to take first strike made a competitive 205 for 9 off their allotted 50 overs.

Opener Jamie Dunk top-scored with 57 while Isai Thorne was the pick of the Windies bowlers, bagging 4 for 46.

He was supported by Nathan Sealy 2 for 38 with Nathan Edward and Raneico smith getting a wicket each.

Victory for the windies under 19’s saw them bounce back from an opening game defeat to tournament host South Africa to move to second on the group ‘b’ standings on 2 points…..2 behind leaders England who are on maximum 4 from 2 games after beating the south Africans by 36 runs via the Duckworth/Lewis.


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