Nayeem Young stars as West Indies defeat England by 71 runs

By January 20, 2020

Half-centuries from Kevlon Anderson and Nayeem Young, who also had a five-wicket haul, propelled the West Indies U19s to a 71-run win on Duckworth Lewis in their rain-affected match against England in Kimberley, South Africa on Monday.

Leonardo Julien also contributed 40 to the winning total.

The young West Indians who beat Australia in their opening match scored 267 for 7 from their 50 overs. Had they been successful, it would have been England U19’s highest-ever successful chase, but it was not to be.

Tight bowling by the West Indies held England in check early and it eventually paid dividends as they collapsed from 120-2 to 184-9, with Young putting in another solid allround performance, taking 5-45.

Spinner Hamidullah Qadri, who took 2-46 and Lewis Goldsworthy 2-28, were the best bowlers for England, who were losing their first match of the tournament.

England openers Ben Charlesworth and Jordan Cox shared an opening stand of 50 from the first 12 overs. However, after both batsmen were dismissed – Cox for 20 and Charlesworth for 39, England struggled.

From there they lost wickets at regular intervals, which limited their ability to accelerate and match an ever-rising required run rate.

England eventually got to 184 for 9 in the 44th over before rain mercifully brought an end to their struggles.

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