Chanderpaul ton in vain
SHARJAH – India survived a courageous century from Tagenarine Chanderpaul to beat West Indies by 46 runs and clinch fifth place in the ICC Under-19 World Cup at Sharjah Cricket Stadium here yesterday.
Chanderpaul scored 112 to inspire a run chase in response to India’s tournament-high total of 340 for eight in 50 overs.
The young Guyanese batsman hit eight fours and a six from 136 balls as West Indies reached 294 for eight in their 50 overs.
Opener Chanderpaul batted through most of the innings, except for the final five deliveries, sharing in two half-century partnerships. His lengthy occupation of the crease ended when he was trapped lbw to Vijay Zol in the second ball of the final over.
Chanderpaul put on 91 runs for the second wicket with Tristan Coleman, who hit five fours and two sixes in a knock of 45 off 54 balls. He also partnered with Nicolas Pooran for a fifth-wicket stand of 89.
Pooran continued his prolific form with the bat as well, hitting an impressive 54 which included four fours and four sixes off 43 balls.
Chanderpaul finished the tournament with 293 runs with one century and two half-centuries.
Earlier, India’s total was built around a solid top score of 74 by opener Ankush Bains and attacking knocks of 67 and 66 by Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer, respectively.
Samson smashed five sixes and two fours in his 56-ball knock while Iyer faced just 45 balls and hit five fours and four sixes as they flayed the West Indies’ bowling.