Youth West Indies to face Zimbabwe for WC quarterfinal spot


February 01, 2016
Gidron Pope

The West Indies team romped to a 262-run Group C win over Fiji in Chittagong yesterday in the International Cricket Council U-19 Cricket World Cup.

Shamar Springer became the third century maker of the day, scoring 106 to lift the West Indies to 340 for seven against first-timers Fiji, who were dismissed for 78 in reply.

Gidron Pope (76) and Jyd Goolie (66) were the other principal scorers for the West Indies.

Pope then grabbed four wickets for 24 runs with his off-spin to complete a fine all-round display.

The Caribbean youth players must now face Zimbabwe tomorrow to determine the second qualifier from the group.

Elsewhere yesterday, qualifiers Namibia upset defending champions South Africa by two wickets in a thrilling chase to join hosts Bangladesh in the quarter-finals from Group A.

Bangladesh beat Scotland by 114 runs in Cox's Bazar for its second win, and will now clash with Namibia in the last league match tomorrow to decide the Group A winner.

The winners of the Bangladesh-Namibia match will feature in the first quarter-final against Group D runners-up (India or Nepal) in Mirpur on Friday, while the side that finishes second in Group A will take on winners of Group D in Fatullah on Saturday.

England brushed aside Zimbabwe by 129 runs in Chittagong to top Group C with a third successive win.

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