FOLLOWING their opening win against Australia on Saturday by 3 wickets and 18 balls remaining, the West Indies under 19 team led by Kimani Melius continued their good run on form when they defeated England by 71 runs via the Duckworth Lewis (D/L Method) on Monday 20th January 2020 at Kimberley Park, South Africa.
Winning the toss England captain George Balderson asked the West Indies to bat first and went on to score 267 for the loss of 7 wickets from their allotted 50 overs at a run rate of 5.34 runs per over.
For the West Indies, Kevlon Anderson top scored with a well-played 86 not out from 105 deliveries which included six 4s and three 6s; Nyeem Young scored a fiery 66 from 41 balls with five 4s and four 6s; the opening pair of Leonardo Julien 40 and Kimani Melius 24 added 47 for the first wicket before Melius was first out in the ninth over.
Bowling for England, Lewis Goldworthy took 2 for 28; Hamidullah Qadri 2 for 46; and 1 wicket each for George Balderson; Kasey Aldridge and Joey Evison.
Fall of wickets: 1/47 (Kimani Melius, 8.5 overs), 2/85 (Leonardo Julien, 18.2 overs), 3/100 (Kirk McKenzie, 21.5 overs), 4/129 (Antonio Morris, 31.4 overs), 5/138 (Matthew Patrick, 34.3 overs), 6/239 (Nyeem Young, 47.1 overs), 7/250 (Matthew Forde, 48.2 overs).
Needing 268 for victory England reached 189 for 9 in 43.3 overs; leading their charge was Tom Clarke top scoring with 38 from 53 deliveries which included four 4s and 1 six; Ben Charlesworthy 36; Jack Haynes 27; Kasey Aldridge 21 and Jordon Cox 20.
Bowling for West Indies, Nyeem Young picked up 5 for 45 from 9 overs; Ashmead Nedd 2 for 35; Matthew Patrick 1 for 28 and Matthew Forde 1 for 34.
Fall of wickets: 1/53 (Jordan Cox, 13.3 overs), 2/69 (Ben Charlesworth, 20.1 overs), 3/120 (Tom Clark, 29.1 overs), 4/129 (Dan Mousley, 32.3 overs), 5/131 (Jack Haynes, 32.6 overs), 6/135 (Joey Evison, 34.6 overs), 7/146 (Lewis Goldsworthy, 36.4 overs), 8/151 (George Balderson, 38.1 overs), 9/174 (Kasey Aldridge, 42.3 overs).
For his 66 runs and 5 wickets for 45 runs, Young captured his second consecutive Man of the Match award.
The West Indies will play their final group game on Thursday 23rd January against Nigeria.
The West Indies currently leads Group B with 4 points and a Net Run Rate of 0.934; Australia 2 points and Net Run Rate of 1.743.