Monday, February 19, 2018

Windies U-19s miss out on silverware*

PROLIFIC RUNSCORER: Windies Under-19 batsman Alick Athanaze struck his second hundred of the ICC Youth World Cup in a losing cause against Sri Lanka Under-19s yesterday. He finished with 418 runs in the tournament. --Photo courtesy ICC/GETTY IMAGES


Left-hander Alick Athanaze struck his second hundred of the ICC Youth World Cup to set West Indies Under-19s up nicely but Sri Lanka Under-19s survived a late order wobble to snatch a nerve-jangling three-wicket win, in the Plate final, yesterday.
Sent in at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, the Windies side tallied 254-5 off their 50 overs with the enterprising Athanaze stroking a run-a-ball, unbeaten 110. Brad Barnes got 37 not out, Bhaskar Yadram scored 31 while Keagan Simmons chipped in with 24. Left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama (2-33) and fast bowler Nipun Malinga (2-63) finished with a couple of wickets each. 

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