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Lug Leads West Indies Under-19 to Victory

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Lug Leads West Indies Under-19 to Victory

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PROVIDENCE – Opening batsman Leroy Lug hit a solid half century that piloted the West Indies Under-19 team to a comprehensive six-wicket win over Bangladesh Under-19 side in their opening day/night 50-over One-Day cricket match at the Guyana National Stadium here Monday.
Bangladesh were routed for a modest 135 in 46 overs and the Young West Indians replied strongly with 138 for four in 34.4 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the seven-match series.
Lug, who appeared to have been dropped twice behind the wicket early in his innings, otherwise batted with authority, cutting and driving before he was caught for 69. He faced 94 balls and struck eight fours and a six.
The Jamaican batsman shared a powerful second-wicket partnership of 80 with Jeremy Solozano who was stumped for 27 which included a straight drive for a boundary to bring up the 100 for West Indies
West Indies lost three quick wickets when they were less than ten runs away from victory but an unbeaten knock of 20 off 34 balls with four boundaries from Tristan Coleman carried the home side to victory.
Barbadian fast bowlers, Jerome Jones and Jofra Archer did not play in the match. (CMC/EZS)