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Under-19s beat Afghanistan

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Under-19s beat Afghanistan

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WEST INDIES Under-19s seamer Ray Jordan picked up three wickets to help the team edge Afghanistan Under-19s by nine runs in Dubai at the ICC Under-19 World Cup.
Chasing 216, Afghanistan looked to be heading towards a win at 204 for 7, but three wickets in the space of nine deliveries, including two from Jordan, saw them bowled out for 206.
West Indies’ innings was built on the back of a 92 from Fabian Allen that helped the team recover from a slow start. Allen hit eight fours and four sixes, and combined with Ramaal Lewis for a sixth-wicket partnership worth 52 runs, which eventually took the team to 215.
Fareed Ahmad and Mohammad Mujtaba shared three scalps apiece for Afghanistan.
Afghanistan were buoyed by a 51 from the opener Shahidullah, but the loss of wickets at regular intervals saw them precariously placed at 97 for 5.
Hashmatullah Shaidi scored an unbeaten 50 and the captain Nasir Jamal chipped in with 30, but the team eventually fell just short. (ESPNcricinfo)
Summarised scores: West Indies Under-19s 206 in 49.2 overs (Fabian Allen 92, T. Coleman 37, R. Lewis 27, G. Moti-Kanhai 17, B. King 15; M. Mujtaba 3-46, F. Ahmad 3-47). Afghanistan Under-19s 206 in 48 overs (Hashmatullah Shaidi 52 not out, Shahidullah 51, M. Ahmadzai 30, U. Ghani 23, S. Ashraf 21; R. Jordan 3-44, R. Lewis 2-38). West Indies Under-19s won by nine runs.