Windies go down by 13 runs
Brisbane, Australia - West Indies Under-19 went down by 13 runs to England Under-19 to finish sixth in the International Cricket Council’s Under-19 World Cup on Friday.
In the fifth-sixth position play-off match, Sam Wood produced a fine all-round performance to help England defeat the West Indies by 13 runs.
Wood first hit a quick fire 104 off 111 balls with four fours and seven sixes to help England post 241 for nine and then picked up two wickets for 52 runs as the West Indies was dismissed for 228 in 48.3 overs. He was later named Player-of-the-Match.
John Campbell led the West Indies run-chase with a gutsy 105 off 133 balls with eight fours and two sixes. But when he departed at the score of 206 with 36 needed off the final 32 balls, the West Indies lost its way and fell 13 runs short.
England left-arm fast bowler Reece Topley finished as the pick of the bowlers with three for 39 to finish the tournament with 19 wickets.
England 241 for nine, 50 overs (Sam Wood 104; Justin Greaves 3-38, Kyle Mayers 2-17, Derone Davis 2-56) West Indies 228 all out, 48.3 overs (John Campbell 105, Kraigg Brathwaite 30; Reece Topley 3-39, Brett Hutton 2-34, Sam Wood 2-52)
Player of the match – Sam Wood (England)