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West Indies Beat Australia For The First Time In Under-19 World Cup

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.

PTI | Updated on: 18 Jan 2020, 10:48:48 PM
Nyeem Young made a 69-ball 61 as West Indies registered a 3-wicket win in their opening match.

Nyeem Young made a 69-ball 61 as West Indies registered a 3-wicket win in their opening match. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)

Kimberley:

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.

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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.

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First Published : 18 Jan 2020, 10:48:20 PM

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