Aussie colts pip WI despite Pooran's ton

Nicolas Pooran’s superlative 143 (160b, 14x4, 6x6) gave West Indies a brief flicker but Australia were too professional and won their quarterfinal encounter by five wickets here at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. 

West Indies had fallen into a deep hole at 70/8 after26.3 overs but Pooran went on the attack as he carted the Australian bowlers to all parts of the ground to give a sense of respectability to the total. 

Brief Scores:

 West Indies U19: 208 all out in 49.5 overs (Nicolas Pooran 143; Guy Walker 3-44, Ben Ashkenazi 2-37, Thomas Andrews 2-57) lt to Australia U19: 209/5 in 46.4 overs (Matthews Short 52, Jaron Morgan 55, Jake Doran 49 n.o., Ben McDermott; Ray Jordan 2-34, Bryan Charles 2-41).  Scotland U19: 119 all out in 39.4 overs (Omer Mohammed 4-24, Pankaj Prakash 3-45) lt to UAE U19: 124/3 in 32.1 overs (Shiv Mehra 41, Shorye Chopra 26, Shivank Vijayakumar 28 n.o.; Abdul Sabri 2-31). 

PNG U19: 186 all out in 48.3 overs (Kiplin Doriga 50, Riley Hekure 35, Hiri Hiri 37, Tom Willie 27; Brett Randell 3-23, Raki Weerasundara 3-23) lt to NZ U19: 190/4 in 46.2 overs (Ken McClure 51, Robert O’Donnell 57 n.o.). 

Afghanistan U19: 197 all out in 49.5 overs (Usman Ghani 36, Ihsanullah 30, Nasir Ahmadzai 61; Kagiso Rabada 2-32, Justin Dill 4-40, Yaseen Valli 2-26) lt to South Africa U19: 198/1 in 39.2 overs (Aiden Markram 105 n.o., Clyde Fortuin 32, Kirwin Christoffels 56 n.o).   

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