Hetmyer, Imlach blast 100s for U-19s
FATULLAH, Bangladesh (CMC):
Captain Shimron Hetmyer and opener Tevin Imlach both pummelled hundreds as West Indies Under-19s turned the page on their recent whitewash at the hands of Bangladesh by crushing Scotland Under-19s in their opening official warm-up of the ICC Under-19 World Cup.
The Caribbean side piled up 342 for four off 50 overs and then limited the Scots to 194 for seven off their allotted overs, to come away with a 148-run victory at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here yesterday.
Hetmyer carved out 136 off 116 deliveries while Imlach gathered exactly 100 off 115 balls.
The left-handed Hetmyer struck 16 fours and two sixes and was first to three figures in the 36th over while Imach counted 12 fours in his knock before retiring in the 38th over.
The Young Windies had a brilliant start when Scotland batted. Left-arm quick Obed McCoy removed both openers, captain Neil Flack without scoring and Jack Waller for four, with only 15 runs on the board.
However, Ben Wilkinson struck a top score of 63 off 97 balls with ten fours and Owais Shah, 55 off 82 deliveries with seven boundaries, to revive the innings in a stand of 98 for the third wicket.
Seamer Shamar Springer was behind the collapse, claiming three for 19 in a five-over spell.