Anderson’s 101* gives West Indies U-19s warm-up win over Scotland


Guyanese batsman Kevlon Anderson struck an unbeaten hundred to lead West Indies Under-19s to a massive 126-run win over Scotland in a warm-up match of the Youth World Cup in South Africa on Wednesday.

Playing at the Irene County Club in Pretoria, West Indies racked up 322-6 and then dismissed Scotland for 196 in 48 overs.

Anderson, batting at number four, cracked 101 not out off 72 balls (6x4s, 3x6s) after opener and captain Kimani Melius and number three batter Leonardo Julien laid the foundation with a second wicket stand of 127.

Melius made 67 (78 balls; 5x4s, 2x6s) and Julien 65 (72 balls; 6x4s, 3x6s). Daniel Beckford chipped in with 27.

Scotland, in reply, never challenged the total, but some batsmen got time in the middle. Uzzair Shah topscored with 49, Ben Davidson made 34 and Jasper Davidson 32.

Bowling for West Indies Under-19s, Joshua James took 3-22 off six overs, while Guyanese Ashmead Nedd and Matthew Patrick had identical figures of 2-39 off 10 overs, and Avinash Mahabirsingh picked up 2-21 off seven overs.

West Indies play their first match of the World Cup proper on Saturday against Australia, starting at 04:00h (Caribbean time) in Kimberley.

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