U-19 World Cup: Edward (3-28 and 49*) spurs West Indies to victory over England

SUMMARY: England 192 all out from 46.3 overs (Hamza Shaikh 54, Noah Thain 40, Ben McKinney 26; Nathan Edward 3-28, Raneico Smith 2-28, Tarrique Edward 2-40, Isai Thorne 2-40) vs West Indies 196-8 from 41 overs (Stephen Pascal 58, Nathan Edward 49*, Jordan Johnson 31; Tazeem Chaudry Ali 3-34, Farhan Ahmed 2-33)


Nathan Edward‘s all-round performance helped West Indies beat England by two wickets in Potchefstroom and qualify for the Super Six round of the ICC Men’s Under-19 World Cup on Friday.

He picked up 3-28 with his left-arm seam as England folded for 192, and then scored an unbeaten 49 to take his side home.

After West Indies opted to bowl, Nathan Edward castled Jaydn Denly in the first over of the match. England captain Ben McKinney and Noah Thain added 50 for the second wicket, before he sent McKinney back.

Thain and Hamza Shaikh, who scored 54 off 83, took England to 97-2 in the 21st over, but once off-spinner Tarrique Edward removed Thain, the innings collapsed. At one stage, England were 146-7, but the lower-order dragged them close to 200.

West Indies, too, lost a wicket in the first over, and were 31-2 in the sixth. But their captain Stephan Pascal absorbed all the pressure and scored 58 off 84.

Leg-spinner Tazeem Chaudry Ali tried to keep England in the contest with his three wickets, including that of Pascal. When West Indies lost their seventh, the target was still 37 runs away, though the asking rate was never a concern.

But Nathan Edward stood up once again with an unbeaten 49 off 80 balls.

He added 36 off 32 deliveries with Tarrique Edward, in which the latter’s contribution was 5, and hit the winning boundary to give his side a two-wicket win.

In the other two games on Friday, Nepal defeated Afghanistan by one wicket, and Bangladesh prevailed by 121 against USA.

SUMMARY: Afghanistan 145 (Ghazanfar 37, Chand 5-34, Kandel 2-17) versus Nepal 149-9 (Khanal 58, Dawoodzai 3-21, Maroofkhil 2-28)

SUMMARY: Bangladesh 291-7 (Ariful 103, Amin 44, Garg 3-68) versus USA 170 (Chettipalayam 57, Srivastava 37, Rabby 4-31)

(Source: ESPNcricinfo)


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