Bishop hits 97*, Thorne takes three but West Indies U19s lose again

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West Indies U19s lost by one wicket on Monday and went 0-2 down to England U19 in their five-match Youth ODI series at Beckenham.

The West Indies won the toss and elected to bat and made 180-9 in 39.3 overs.

Notwithstanding, Matthew Nandu retiring hurt for four, the young West Indies side got off to a good start with an opening stand of 64 inside 12 overs before Anderson Amurdan was bowled by Fateh Singh for 27.

Teddy Bishop, who replaced Nandu, made an unbeaten 97 while carrying his bat throughout the remainder of the innings even as his side collapsed around him.

He and Captain Akeem Auguste had added 22 for the second wicket when the latter was bowled by Matthew Prest for 6, triggering a capitulation that saw the West Indies lose their last seven wickets for 94 runs.

It would have been worse had it not been for a 54-run seventh-wicket partnership between Bishop and Isai Thorne, who was the only other batsman to make double figures, with 11.

Prest (3-36), Jacob Bethell (3-29) and Sonny Baker (2-19) were the destroyers as the West Indies failed to bat their allotment of 50 overs.

Teddy Bishop made an unbeaten 97

 

In reply, England lost wickets early and were 26-2 with openers Prest and William Luxton in the hutch for 11 and 0, respectively. Bethell and James Rew put on 53 for the third wicket before the former was dismissed by Onaje Armory for 20.

Rew was the anchor for the England middle order as the home side got to 155 for 5 inside 29 overs, only 26 runs from their target. However, once he was run out for 63, things swung the West Indies way as England slipped to 162 for 9 by over 35.

However, Singh, who was unbeaten on 12 and Nathan Bramwell on three, took England over the line.

Thorne was the best of the West Indies bowlers with 3-54 while Armory ended with 2-42 and Anderson Mahase 2-34. (SportsMax) 

 

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