Windies U-19s out
BENONI – West Indies Under-19s dropped four catches, missed a vital run out while conceding 38 runs from the last three full overs, as they squandered a winning position yesterday to crash to a shock two-wicket defeat to New Zealand.
The upshot was the Young West Indies side missed out on a spot in the final four of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa.
Defending 238 at Willowmoore Park, the Caribbean side reduced the young Kiwis to 153 for eight in the 35th over after left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd had ripped through the innings with an excellent spell of three for 33 from ten overs.
But Man Of The Match Kristian Clarke, with an unbeaten 46, and Joey Field, 38 not out, showed composure and maturity in a record, unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 86 to turn the game on its head and propel New Zealand to victory with two balls to spare. (CMC)
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