Windies’ Young too good for England
KIMBERLEY, South Africa (CMC):
All-rounder Nyeem Young became the first West Indian and only the fourth player of all time to hit a half-century and take five wickets at an ICC Under-19 World Cup, as a clinical Windies trounced England by 71 runs under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern yesterday, to take a giant step towards the second round of the tournament.
With the Windies wobbling on 138 for five in the 35th over after they were sent in, Young arrived at number seven to blast a whirlwind 66 from 41 balls and propel the Caribbean side to 267 for seven off their 50 overs.
He combined forces with Kevlon Anderson, who top-scored with an invaluable 86 not out, as Windies plundered 104 runs from the last 10 overs.
In reply, England were well-placed at 120 for two at the end of the 29th over before Young produced a lethal burst with his lively medium pace to capture five for 45, and cripple the innings.
When lightning and thunder in the area drove players from the field in the 44th over and ended the contest, England were tottering on 184 for nine and well behind the required par score.
Tom Clark top-scored with 38, opener Ben Charlesworth got 36 and Jack Haynes, 23, but England failed to get a single player to bat deep.
For Young, the outing marked his second straight Man-of-the-Match performance following a similar exhilarating half-century against Australia last Saturday in the Windies' three-wicket win at the same venue.
More importantly, the victory put the Windies top of the group on four points and with just one preliminary round match remaining against minnows Nigeria on Thursday, they are virtually guaranteed of a spot in the quarter-finals.
*K Melius c Haynes b Hamidullah Qadri 24
+L Julien c wkp Cox b Evison 40
K Anderson not out 86
K McKenzie c Clark b Goldsworthy 12
A Morris c & b Goldsworthy 14
M Patrick lbw b Hamidullah Qadri 3
N Young c Aldridge b Balderson 66
M Forde c Balderson b Aldridge 8
J James not out 4
Extras (lb1, w9) 10
TOTAL (7 wkts, 50 overs) 267
Did not bat: A Nedd, J Seales.
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Melius), 2-85 (Julien), 3-100 (McKenzie), 4-129 (Morris), 5-138 (Patrick), 6-239 (Young), 7-250 (Forde)
Bowling: Balderson 9-1-61-1, Cullen 6-0-41-0, Hamidullah Qadri 10-1-46-2, Aldridge 8-2-48-1, Evison 7-0-42-1, Goldsworthy 10-0-28-2.
B Charlesworth c James b Patrick 36
+J Cox c Forde b Nedd 20
T Clark lbw b Nedd 38
J Haynes c Forde b Young 27
D Mousley c Forde b Young 4
J Evison c wkp Julien b Young 1
L Goldsworthy c & b Young 3
*G Balderson c Forde b Young 10
K Aldridge c & b Forde 21
B Cullen not out 7
Hamidullah Qadri not out 4
Extras (lb6, w7) 13
TOTAL (9 wkts, 43.4 overs) 184
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Cox), 2-69 (Charlesworth), 3-120 (Clark), 4-129 (Mousley), 5-131 (Haynes), 6-135 (Evison), 7-146 (Goldsworthy), 8-151 (Balderson), 9-174 (Aldridge)
Bowling: Forde 5-0-34-1, Seales 10-2-21-0, James 2.4-0-15-0, Young 9-0-45-5, Nedd 10-2-35-2, Patrick 7-0-28-1.
Result: Windies U19s won by 71 runs (DLS).
Points: Windies U19s 2, England U19s 0.
Man-of-the-Match: Nyeem Young.
Toss: England U19s.
Umpires: Wayne Knights, Sam Nogajski; TV - Roland Black.