Young guides West Indies to second win in ICC U19 World Cup


Nyeem Young showed all-round performance as West Indies beat England by 71 runs (D/L method) to win their second consecutive match in ICC U19 Cricket World Cup at Kimberley on Monday.

Young took fifer for 45 runs after playing an important for West Indies to post 267-7 in 50 overs while batting first. He scored 66 runs off 41 balls laced with five boundaries and four sixes.

The other prominent scorers from the winning side were Kevlon Anderson (86) and Leonardo Julien (40).

For England, Hamidullah Qadri and Lewis Goldsworthy took two wickets each while conceding 46 and 28 runs respectively.

In reply, England survived after a good 53 runs start provided by Ben Charlesworth (36) and Jordan Cox (20). Charlesworth was the top scorer for England in a rain-hit contest.

Young bagged five-wicket haul for West Indies while Ashmead Nedd took two wickets.

On the other hand, Australia U19 beat Nigeria U19 by 10 wickets to finally make a mark after West Indies’ upset. Nigeria, while batting first, bowled out for 61. Olayinka Olaleye (21) was the only batter to get into double figures.

Tanveer Sangha took 5-14 and Bradley Simpson 3-11 to help England complete the job with the bowl convincingly.

In reply, openers Sam Fanning (30) and Jake Fraser-McGurk (23) chased the target for Australia within eight overs to mark an emphatic win over the opponents.