Lugg fifty takes West Indies U-19s home
West Indies Under-19s 138 for 4 (Lug 69, Mehedy 2-16) beat Bangladesh Under-19s 135 (Mehedy 29, Jospeph 3-30) by six wickets
West Indies Under-19s secured a convincing victory over Bangladesh Under-19s in the first ODI in Guyana to lead the seven-match series 1-0.
Marquino Mindley and Ray Jordan added merit to the home side's decision to bowl, reducing Bangladesh to 21 for 3. Mehedy Hasan, the 15-year-old allrounder and captain of the side, and Jashimuddin contrived to add backbone into a floundering total but they were unable to consolidate their starts. Once both batsmen fell in the 20s, the tail faltered as well, courtesy Alzarri Joseph's three wickets.
An early breakthrough, provided by Mehedy's off spin, proved only a stumble as opener Leroy Lugg, on debut, led the chase with a half-century. Bangladesh dug into every resource at their disposal - they utilised nine bowlers - but Tristan Coleman and Fabian Allen took West Indies home with more than 15 overs remaining. Lugg was named Man of the Match for his 69.