U-19 World Cup: West Indies get campaign back on track with win over Scotland

SUMMARY: Scotland 95 all out in 35.1 overs (Oliver Davidson 43, Shiva Sankar 3-17, Anderson Mahase 2-16, Onaje Amory 2-26, Matthew Nandu 1-5, McKenny Clarke 1-17) vs West Indies 96-3 from 19.4 overs (Shaqkere Parris 26, Teddy Bishop 23*, Charlie Peet 1-15, Oliver Davidson 1-19, Jack Jarvis 1-19)

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After an opening defeat to Australia on day one of the ICC Men’s Under-19 World Cup last Friday at Providence, West Indies rebounded to beat Scotland by seven wickets on Monday in St. Kitts.

Opting to bowl first in their Group D match-up, West Indies skittled out Scotland for just 95 in 35.1 overs. The Caribbean lads then responded well, getting to 96-3 in 19.4 overs to take full points from the contest.

Shiva Sankar (right) of West Indies celebrates the wicket of Tomas Mackintosh of Scotland during the ICC U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup match between West Indies and Scotland at Warner Park Sporting Complex on January 17, 2022 in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis. (Photo by Michael Steele-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Shiva Sankar was the outstanding performer for West Indies when Ireland batted, the right-arm medium-pacer claiming the first three wickets. He also pouched a catch and effected the run out of topscorer Oliver Davidson, who made 43 off 93 balls (4x4s).

Sankar finished with 3-17 off seven overs, while Anderson Mahase took 2-16 and Onaje Amory 2-26.

In reply, West Indies lost three wickets- Matthew Nandu (8), Shaqkere Parris (26) and Rivaldo Clarke (13)- before Teddy Bishop and Jordan Johnson saw the hosts to victory.

Bishop, who struck a four and six to close out the game, finished on 23 and Johnson 14. Bowling for Ireland, Charlie Peet took 1-15, Oliver Davidson 1-19 and Jack Jarvis 1-19.

West Indies’ final game in the group stage is against Sri Lanka on Friday in St. Kitts, starting 09:00h.

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