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Windies Under-19 in final eight

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Windies Under-19 in final eight

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ABU DHABI ­– Tagenarine Chanderpaul missed his century by seven runs in another thrilling batting display, as West Indies romped to a comfortable 63-run win over Canada in their Group C match of the International Cricket Council Under-19 World Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium yesterday.
Chanderpaul scored 93, his second consecutive Player Of The Match-winning performance, to lead West Indies into the knockout stage of the competition after his unbeaten 84 on Sunday steered his team to a crushing 167-run win over Zimbabwe.
The young Guyanese batsman struck five fours and a six and shared in three half century partnerships that powered the Caribbean side to 289 for four before bowling out the Canadians for 226.
Chanderpaul added 62 for the first wicket with Shimron Hetmyer, who was run out for 39 after hitting four fours and a six.
He further strengthened his team’s position with a 95-run stand for the second wicket with Jeremy Solozano, who smashed three fours in an even 50 before he was trapped lbw.
West Indies’ run rate slowed after the loss of Solozano and Jonathan Drakes in quick succession.
However, Nicolas Pooran resumed the run flow, smashing an unbeaten 67 off 41 balls, hitting three fours and four sixes while adding 77 for the fourth wicket with Chanderpaul in 10.1 overs.
In reply, the Canadians scored slowly with Nikhil Dutta (62) and Tahla Shaikh (45) putting on 88 for the fourth wicket, but once Shaikh was run out, the next six wickets tumbled for only 29 runs. Captain Ramaal Lewis, Ray Jordan and Jerome Jones picked up two wickets each.
England and Sri Lanka also qualified for the quarter-finals. England defeated New Zealand by 115 runs while Sri Lanka scored an eight-wicket win over United Arab Emirates. (CMC)