Under-19 World Cup February 16, 2014

Tagenarine Chanderpaul stars in West Indies' big win

ESPNcricinfo staff

An unbeaten 84 from the opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul paved the way for West Indies Under-19s' 167-run thrashing of Zimbabwe Under-19s in Abu Dhabi. Chanderpaul struck six fours during his knock, and forged fifty-plus partnerships with Shimron Hetmyer and Jonathan Drakes to shepherd the team to a formidable 275 for 6. Hetmyer hit eight fours but fell one short of a half-century, while Drakes' 54-ball 50 included six fours.

Zimbabwe were unable to gather any momentum during the chase and lost wickets right from the off. Only three batsmen reached double digits, while their highest contribution was an undefeated 45 from Kieran Gayle all the way down at No. 8. West Indies' seamers Ray Jordan and Preston McSween shared six wickets between them to bundle Zimbabwe out for 108 inside 40 overs.

New Zealand Under-19s captain Robert O'Donnell's unbeaten century helped the team comprehensively defeat the United Arab Emirates Under-19s by 112 runs in Sharjah. New Zealand, electing to bat, lost three quick wickets, but O'Donnell and Shawn Hicks led a counterattack by combining for a fourth-wicket association that yielded 145 runs. Hicks eventually fell for 70, but Leo Carter and O'Donnell added 86 in just 53 deliveries to lift New Zealand to 281 for 5. O'Donell finished with 107, having hit six fours and four sixes.

UAE's chase was hampered by early wickets and the team soon stumbled to 96 for 6 before Chirag Suri and Omer Mohammad briefly stopped the slide with a 34-run partnership. However, once Suri fell for 57, the tail folded and UAE were bowled out for 169. Medium-pacer Jack Hunter was the pick of New Zealand's bowlers and finished with 3 for 32.

An all-round display from Yaseen Valli made the difference in South Africa Under-19s' 45-run victory against Canada Under-19s in Abu Dhabi. Valli first scored an unbeaten hundred to propel South Africa to 293, before taking four wickets to rattle Canada's top- and middle-order to restrict the team to 248.

South Africa, put in to bat, lost Clyde Fortuin early, but Aiden Markram and Kirwin Christoffels stabilised the innings with a second-wicket stand worth 58. Christoffels eventually fell for 57, but Valli and Bradel Dial forged another big partnership - 102 for the fifth wicket- to take the attack to the Canada bowlers. Valli blasted a total of 10 fours and two sixes during his 92-ball 102, while Dial's quick 47 included four fours and one six.

Canada began the chase brightly as their top order all chipped in with handy contributions, led by Sudeepta Aurka's 69 and Nitish Kumar's 53. However, Valli's strikes at regular intervals kept Canada's run-rate down. It eventually cost them, as from 204 for 3 in the 42nd over, the team fell to 222 for 8 by the end of the 46th over.

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  • CRIC on February 18, 2014, 12:25 GMT

    Well done to the young Windies boys, bounced back well after the first game. Another big score for young Chanderpaul, more wickets for the teenage speedster Ray Jordan too - certainly two young players to watch out for in the future.

  • Graham on February 17, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    Malcolm Lake and the rest of his team are playing as best they can, for a group that had no competitive cricket leading up to this tournament, caused by the administration failures of ZC(well documented now) . Hope they can bow out of the competition with a respectable display against South Africa.

  • ZCF on February 17, 2014, 8:18 GMT

    Zimbabwe U19 captain Malcolm Lake is as technically bereft as the national captain Brendan Taylor! Clueless at reading the conditions, match situations and making suitable bowling changes. He had a perfect eaxmple of the conditions, as well as how the team fared in the first game and should have used that template in the second.

    Jongwe/Musoko as the only seamer, with Bell, Kamunhumumwe, Mambo, Chikomba completing the 1 seamer&4 spinners attack. To that end WI gifted ZIM an opportunity by putting Chanderpaul in as an opener. He was struggling at less than 50SR for most of the match.

    Lake bowling himself at all was unacceptable as he is neither the best seamer, nor the most economical, and he singlehandedly gave them a launching pad through his erratic bowling and flawed captaincy. It's imperative that he is dropped from the next game as he adds no value in the XI! More so as one of the overage seniors with previous tournament experience. There must surely be better options as captain.

  • Justin on February 17, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    I was looking forward to seeing Tagenarine bat but by the time I was able to start watching the WI v SA game he had already been dismissed. Judging by his score against Zimbabwe he must bat in a similar fashion to his father - carrying your bat and still not getting anywhere near a century is a rare feat that few seem capable of these days. Either they make a big century or even double-century or they are dismissed well before the end of the innings. I have to say it was very disappointing to see Zimbabwe perform as badly as they did. Hopefully a better performance will come against SA to at least finish the tournament on a bright note for them. As for Canada's performance against SA I wouldn't read too much into it. SA were resting their best bowlers for the game and Canada wouldn't have gotten anywhere near them had SA been fielding their best XI.

  • Arvin on February 16, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    Great to see the Younger Chanderpaul showing value for his wicket, too bad he got run out without facing a ball against South Africa or else they would have had a real good shot at that chase.

  • Graham on February 16, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    Canada must be pleased with progress they will not win the tournament but Cricket Canada must be very happy...Zim beat Canada , and so did SA, but for Canada to score so many runs against SA makes interesting reading ..Windies with a name like Chanderpaul were far to good for Zim...in terms of progress Canada take all ...and join the nations at associate level with real progress,...cricket is moving rapidly across the globe ...and to compete good administration and development will sort out the future structure of world cricket.

  • Dummy4 on February 16, 2014, 14:28 GMT

    SRi Lanka under 19 Beat Australiya 3-0 week ago Beat India in practice match Beat NZ in 1st match Beat England 2dy Sri Lanka under 19 team beat every under 19 team of big 3!

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