Allen misses century but Under-19s win
 

By CMC.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Two wickets in two balls by seamer Ray Jordan deprived Afghanistan as West Indies clinched a 9 run victory in their 5th place play-off match in the ICC Under-19 World Cup at the ICC Academy Ground No2 here on Tuesday.

Afghanistan were inching towards a win at 204 for 7, but Jordan struck off successive deliveries in the 47th over to derail their chase after West Indies were bowled out for 215.

A responsible half century from Fabian Allen laid the foundation for the West Indies total and rekindled a failing innings after they won the toss and elected to bat.

Opener Shahidullah scored 51 to lift Afghanistan but the loss of wickets at regular intervals saw them precariously placed at 97 for 5.

Hashmatullah Shaidi top scored with an unbeaten 52 and the captain Nasir Jamal chipped in with 30 but the team was eventually set back by Jordan who finished with three wickets for 44 runs.

Captain Ramaal Lewis picked up two wickets for 38 runs while a wicket each went to Marquino Mindley, Bryan Charles, Jeremy Solozano and Gudakesh Motie who trapped Fareed Ahmad lbw for a duck with two overs remaining to dismiss Afghanistan for 206.

Earlier, Allen's 92 steered West Indies back on course after they slumped to 42 for the loss of four wickets including three of their top five batsmen for ducks.

Allen hit eight fours and four sixes, and combined with Tristan Coleman in a 68th run partnership for the 5th wicket.

Coleman contributed 37.

Allen, who was named player-of-the match, also featured in a 6th wicket stand that yielded 52 runs with Lewis who scored 27 as the West Indies got to 215.

Fareed Ahmad and Mohammad Mujtaba each grabbed three wickets for Afghanistan.

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Summary Scores:

West Indies Under-19 Innings: 215 All Out (49.2 Overs). Fabian Allen 92, Triston Coleman 37, Ramaal Lewis 27, Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai 17; Mohammad Mujtaba  10-0-46-3, Fareed Ahmad 10-1-47-3, Sharafuddin Ashraf 10-2-26-1, Nasir Jamal 6-0-24-1.

Afghanistan Under-19 Innings: 206 All Out (48 Overs). Hashmatullah Shaidi 52*, Shahidullah Kamal 51, Nasir Jamal 30, Usman Ghani 23; Ray Jordan 10-0-44-3, Ramaal Lewis 9-1-38-2, Bryan Charles 10-1-20-1, Gudakesh Motie 8-1-40-1.

West Indies Under-19 won by 9 runs

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West Indies Under-19

T Chanderpaul c Mohammad Mujtaba b Sayed Shirzad 0

J Solozano LBW Fareed Ahmad 0

T Coleman b Nasir Ahmadzai 37

B King c & b Mujtaba 15

N Pooran+ bMujtaba 0

F Allen LBW Fareed Ahmad 92

R Lewis* st Ahmad b Ashraf 27

M Mindley b Mujtaba 1

G Moti-Kanhai c Shaidi b Ghani 17

B Charles c Ashraf b Ahmad 6

R Jordan not out 2

Total: 215 All Out (49.2 Overs)

Extras: (lb 4, w 14) 18

Fall of Wickets: 1-1 (Solozano, 1.4 ov), 2-1 (Chanderpaul, 2.5 ov), 3-42 (King, 12.4 ov), 4-42 (Pooran, 14.3 ov), 5-110 (Coleman, 27.4 ov), 6-162 (Lewis, 37.2 ov), 7-170 (Mindley, 39.3 ov), 8-192 (Allen, 44.2 ov), 9-207 (Charles, 47.5 ov), 10-215 (Moti-Kanhai, 49.2 ov)

Afghanistan U-19 Bowling: Sayed Shirzad 10-1-46-1, Fareed Ahmad 10-1-47-3, Sharafuddin Ashraf 10-2-26-1, Shahidullah 1-0-6-0, Mohammad Mujtaba 10-0-46-3, Nasir Ahmadzai 6-0-24-1, Hashmatullah Shaidi 2-0-14-0, Usman Ghani 0.2-0-2-1.

Afghanistan Under-19 (Target; 216)

U Ghani run out (Pooran) 23

Shahidullah c Pooran b Jordan 51

M Mujtaba c Chanderpaul b Lewis 8

W Shafaq b Lewis 5

Ihsanullah c Allen b Charles 1

H Shaidi not out 22

N Ahmadzai* c Lewis b Mindley 30

M Ahmad st Pooran b Solozano 11

S Ashraf c King b Jordan 21

S Shirzad b Jordan 0

F Ahmad LBW Motie-Kanhai 0

Total: 206 All Out (48 Overs)

Extras: (w 3, b 1) 4

Fall of Wickets: 1-25 (Usman Ghani, 5.3 ov), 2-49 (Mohammad Mujtaba, 10.3 ov), 3-63 (Waheedullah Shafaq, 14.3 ov), 4-64 (Ihsanullah, 15.1 ov), 5-97 (Shahidullah, 24.4 ov), 6-146 (Ahmadzai, 37.2 ov)

West Indies Under-19 Bowling: Ray Jordan 10-0-44-3, Marquino Mindley 9-0-50-1, Gudakesh Motie 8-1-40-1, Ramaal Lewis 9-1-38-2, Bryan Charles 10-1-20-1, Jeremy Solozano 2-0-13-1.

Result: West Indies Under-19 won by 9 runs

Man of the Match: Fabian Allen (West Indies Under-19)

Toss: West Indies Under-19 won the toss and elected to bat

Youth ODI Debuts: Fareed Ahmad (Afghanistan) & Shahidullah (Afghanistan)

Umpires: S Fry (Australia) & R Martinesz (Sri Lanka)

Match Referee: C Broad (England)

Reserve Umpire: S George (South Africa)

By CMC.

Date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 03:10