Nyeem Young made a 69-ball 61 as West Indies registered a 3-wicket win in their opening match. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)
West Indies dished out an all-round performance to beat Australia by three wickets in a Group B match of the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Saturday. Opting to bowl, West Indies shot out Australia for a paltry 179 in 35.4 overs and then chased down the target with three wickets in hand, in the 46th over.
Right-arm fast bowlers Jayden Seales (4/49) and Matthew Forde (3/24) did the bulk of the damage. Opening the batting, Jake Fraser-McGurk (84) top-scored for Australia, while wicket-keeper Patrick Rowe made 40.
Nyeem Young made a 69-ball 61 as West Indies completed the job in their opening match which was reduced to 49-overs-a-side affair.
In a rain-curtailed match in Potchefstroom, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by nine wickets via the Duckworth-Lewis method in Group C, while UAE beat Canada by eight wickets in Group A at Bloemfontein.
The match between New Zealand and debutants Japan was washed out in Potchefstroom. New Zealand were 195 for two in 28.5 overs when the heavens opened up.