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Windies U19s to play for fifth


Windies U19s to play for fifth

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POTCHEFSTROOM – Matthew Patrick held his nerve to anchor a nervy West Indies run chase as they beat South Africa by four wickets in the fith-place play-off semi-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup yesterday.

In pursuit of a modest 148 for victory at JB Marks Oval, West Indies were tottering on 66 for four in the 18th over before Patrick struck a patient unbeaten 25 from 61 balls to see his side to victory in the 42nd over.

He put on 47 for the fifth wicket with Antonio Morris, who made 26, and 20 for the sixth wicket with all-rounder Nyeem Young (10) to ensure there were no hiccups towards the end.

Patrick had earlier snatched two for 12 with his off-spin to join left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd (2-18) and fast bowler Joshua James (2-25) with two wickets apiece as the hosts were dismissed for 143 in the 39th over after choosing to bat. (CMC)

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