Nandu hits 52 but West Indies U-19s lose warm-up to India


Guyanese Matthew Nandu stroked a half-century on Sunday, but West Indies were soundly beaten by a rampant India as the warm-up segment of the ICC Men’s Under-19 World Cup commenced at the National Stadium, Providence, Guyana.

Scores in the match: India 278-6 from 50 overs; West Indies 170 all out in 43 overs.

During the stiff run-chase, West Indies lost half the side by the 24th over, with just 85 runs on the board. By the time opener Nandu was dismissed for 52 off 101 balls (5x4s), the match was way beyond West Indies at 120-7 in the 33rd over.

Johann Layne struck some lusty blow in his 33 off 25 (3x4s, 2x6s) to help reduce the margin of defeat, while wicketkeeper Carlon Bowen-Tuckett made 20 off 41 (1×4).

Bowling for India, Kaushal Tamber took 3-30 and Manav Parakh 3-34.

Earlier, India, electing to bat first, slipped to 18-2 by the seventh over, but recovered well to post a winning total.

Nishant Sindhu led the charge with an unbeaten 78 off 76 balls (7x4s, 3x6s) and skipper Yash Dhull made 52 off 67 (6x4s, 2x6s). Aaradhya Yadav chipped in with 42 off 40 (1×4, 5x6s).

Bowling for West Indies, Layne took 3-51.

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