WI survive Afghan scare

West Indies U-19 prevailed against Afghanistan U-19 in a close encounter to win the fifth-place semifinal playoff match at the Cricket U-19 World Cup in Dhaka on Tuesday.
After the Caribbeans were bowled out for 215, Afghanistan gave a spirited chase but just fell short of the target by nine runs.

Fabian Allen top scored for West Indies with 92.

Brief Scores: West Indies U19: 215 all out in 49.2 overs (Tristan Coleman 37, Fabian Allen 92, Ramaal Lewis 27; Fareed Ahmad 3-47, Mohammad Mujtaba 3-46) bt Afghanistan U19: 206 all out in 48 overs (Shahidullah 51, Hashmatullah Shaidi 52 n.o., Nasir Ahmadzai 30; Ray Jordan 3-44, Ramaal Lewis 2-38).

Bangladesh U19: 265/6 in 50 overs (Shadman Islam 34, Joyraz Sheik 58, Litton Das 47, Mosaddek Hossain 83 n.o.; Patrick Mambo 2-55) bt Zimbabwe U19: 193/9 in 50 overs (Charles Kunje 26, Malcolm Lake 38, Luke Jongwe 50, Deven Bell 30 n.o.; Mustafizur Rahman 2-19, Nihaduzzaman 2-23, Mehedy Hasan 3-43).

UAE U19: 140 all out in 49.2 overs (Jeremy Benton 2-23, Josh Finnie 2-5) lt to New Zealand U19: 141/5 in 30.2 overs (Raki Weerasundara 30, Ken McClure 62; Justin James 2-38). 

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