Skipper rues missed chances
BENONI – Captain Kimani Melius was left to rue several missed chances after West Indies squandered a strong position and fell to a two-wicket defeat to New Zealand and elimination from the ICC Under-19 World Cup on Wednesday.
With New Zealand in pursuit of 239 at Willowmore Park, West Indies did well to reduce them to 153 for eight in the 35th over, to install themselves as favourites to win the quarter-final contest.
However, West Indies then played perhaps their worst spell of cricket in the tournament, dropping four catches, missing a vital run out and giving up 45 runs off the last 3.3 overs of the innings as New Zealand reached their target with two balls to spare.
“It is very difficult to digest at the moment, but credit must be given to New Zealand, they played very well,” a dejected Melius said. “It was just a matter of us taking our chances. If we had taken our chances we would’ve won the game. (CMC)
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