West Indies defend 177, keep series alive
West Indies Under-19s 177 (Chanderpaul 51, Jubair 4-20) beat Bangladesh Under-19s 110 (Islam 49, McSween 4-20) by 67 runs
West Indies Under-19s kept the seven-match series alive by successfully defending their score of 177 in the fifth youth ODI in Guyana. Preston McSween's four wickets made Bangladesh fall short of their target by 67 runs as only three of their batsmen reached double figures and only one crossed 20.
Rifat Pradhan troubled West Indies' top order, dismissing opener Leroy Lugg and Shimron Hetmyer by the time the team score reached 36. Tagenarine Chanderpaul kept them stable with a fifty, but once he fell for 51, legbreak bowler Jubair Hossain ran through the lower order to finish with 4 for 20 from 7.3 overs. Offspinner Mosaddek Hossain gave only 19 from his 10 overs and picked up two wickets.
In reply, Bangladesh lost four wickets for the score of 35 as McSween and Ray Jordan rattled their top and middle order. They shared the top five wickets, leaving Bangladesh at 55 for 5, as they later crawled to 110 in the 39th over. Only opener Shadman Islam could offer some resistance with a 49 and Mehedy Hasan and Rahatul Ferdous also reached double figures but could not make an impact.
Bangladesh still lead the series 3-2 and the sixth one-dayer will be played on Saturday in Georgetown.