Indian colts prevail over Windies

 India overcame Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s century to beat the West Indies by 46 runs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium to confirm their fifth-place finish at the ICC Under-19 World Cup here on Thursday.

Chanderpaul scored 112 from 136 balls with eight fours and a six as the West Indies, chasing India’s mammoth 340/8, finished at 294/8.

Chanderpaul finished the tournament with 293 runs with one century and two half-centuries.

Earlier, Ankush Bains (74), Sanju Samson (67) and Shreyas Iyer (66) batted well to help India post the highest total of the tournament. For the West Indies, Gudakesh Motie picked up 3/52 and Preston McSween bagged 2/74.

Brief scores: India 340/8 in 50 overs (Ankush Bains 74, Sanju Samson 67, Shreyas Iyer 66; Gudakesh Motie 3-52, Preston McSween 2-74) bt West Indies 294/8 in 50 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 112, Nicolas Pooran 54, Tristan Coleman 45; Chama Milind 2-50).

Bangladesh: 223 all out in 47 overs (Shadman Islam 97, Litton Das 79; Brett Randell 2-22, Dane Watson 2-49) bt New Zealand: 146/9 in 50 overs (Brett Randell 51; Mossadek Hossain 4-23, Nihaduzzaman 2-31).

Sri Lanka: 114 all out in 34.3 overs (Priyamal Perera 30; Sayed Shirzad 3-33, Usman Ghani 3-21, Sharafuddin Ashraf 2-30) lt to Afghanistan: 118/5 in 21.2 overs (Ihsanullah 37, Hashmatullah Shaidi 34, Usman Ghani 27; Anuk Fernando 4-50)
Zimbabwe: 205 all out in 50 overs (Luke Jongwe 80, Shoun Handrisi 38, Kieran Geyle 27; Mooaz Qazi 3-35, Waruna Perera 2-28, Sajid Khan 2-33) bt UAE: 121/9 in 50 overs (Rohit Singh 30;  Kieran Geyle 3-20, Herbert Chikomba 3-21).

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