Friday, January 19, 2018


Chanderpaul, Pooran shine as Canada crushed


PROLIFIC OPENER: West Indies opening batsman Tagenarine Chanderpaul, during his innings of 84 against Zimbabwe in their ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Group C match, at Zayed cricket stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday. West Indies won by 167 runs. Yesterday, Chanderpaul hit 93 to lead the West Indies to a 63-run win over Canada. —Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Mark Fraser


Tagenarine Chanderpaul missed a century by seven runs in another thrilling batting display, as West Indies romped to a comfortable 63-run win over Canada in their group C match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, yesterday.

Chanderpaul scored 93, his second consecutive Player-of-the-Match winning performance, to lead West Indies into the knock-out stage of the competition after his unbeaten 84 on Sunday to steer his team to a crushing 167-run win over Zimbabwe.

The young Guyanese batsman struck five fours and a single six and shared in three half-century partnerships that powered the Caribbean side to 289 for four before bowling out the Canadians for 226.

Chanderpaul added 62 for the first wicket with Shimron Hetmyer who was run out for 39 after hitting four fours and a six.

He further strengthened his team’s position with a 95-run stand for the second wicket with Jeremy Solozano who smashed three fours in an even 50 before he was trapped lbw.

The West Indies run rate slowed after the loss of Solozano and Jonathan Drakes in quick succession .

However, Nicolas Pooran resumed the run flow, smashing an unbeaten 67 off 41 balls, hitting three fours and four sixes.

Pooran added 77 for the fourth wicket with Chanderpaul in 10.1 overs, before unleashing the big shots including three fours and four sixes and pushing West Indies’ total up by 31 in the last 10 balls.

Canada, who lost the toss and were asked to field,  were off to an encouraging start, losing just two wickets before crossing the 100-mark.

The Canadians scored slowly with Nikhil Dutta (62) and Tahla Shaikh (45) putting on 88 for the fourth wicket, but once Shaikh was run out, the next six wickets tumbled for only 29 runs.

Captain Ramaal Lewis, Ray Jordan and Jerome Jones picked up two wickets each while Gudakesh Moti-Kanhai got one.

England and Sri Lanka also qualified for the quarter-finals. England defeated New Zealand by 115 runs, while Sri Lanka scored an eight-wicket win over United Arab Emirates .



Summarised Scores

Group C 

West Indies beat Canada by 63 runs 

West Indies 289-4, 50 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 93, Nicolas Pooran 67 not out, Jeremy Solozano 50, Shimron Hetmyer 39; Keenan Tinto 2-64) vs Canada 226 all out, 49.3 overs (Nikhil Dutta 62, Nitish Kumar 50, Talha Shaikh 45, Sudeepta Aurka 23; Ramaal Lewis 2-44, Ray Jordan 2-44, Jerome Jones 2-57)

Man of the match – Tagenarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 

South Africa beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets 

Zimbabwe 198 all out, 50 overs (Luke Jongwe 55, Kieran Geyle 39, Malcolm Lake 22; Justin Dill 4-35, Kagiso Rabada 2-47) vs South Africa 199-3, 39 overs (Aiden Markram 120 not out; Yaseen Valli 53 not out)

Man of the match – Aiden Markram (South Africa) 

Group D 

England beat New Zealand by 115 runs 

England 229-8, 50 overs (Ryan Higgins 83, Joe Clarke 33, Will Rhodes 31, Harry Finch 30; Brett Randell 3-57) vs New Zealand 114 all out, 36.1 overs (Raki Weerasundara 41, Shawn Hicks 21; Matthew Fisher 3-18; Jack Winslade 2-23; Rob Sayer 2-21; Rob Jones 2-33)

Man of the match – Matthew Fisher (England) 

Sri Lanka beat UAE by eight wickets

UAE 205 all out, 47.5 overs (Shorye Chopra 69, Chirag Suri 24, Shivank Vijayakumar 24, Dan D’Souza 23, Shiv Mehra 22, Moaaz Qazi 20; Binura Fernando 2-38, Harsha Rajapaksha 2-40, Anuk Fernando 2-43) vs Sri Lanka 206-2, 43.1 overs (Hashan Dumindu 113 not out, Kusal Mendis 45, Hashen Ramanayake 34 not out)

Man of the match – Hashan Dumindu (Sri Lanka) 

Today’s fixtures 

Australia vs Bangladesh, Zayed Cricket Stadium

Afghanistan vs Namibia, Abu Dhabi Oval 2

India vs PNG, Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Pakistan vs Scotland, ICC Academy 2