Windies Under-19 win big over USA
Miami, Florida – West Indies Under-19s had a comprehensive victory by 215 runs over the United States of America Under-19s in the first match of their four-match series on Saturday.
The Windies batted first after winning the toss on a slow pitch at the Broward County Cricket Stadium in Luaderhill, and made 278 for eight off their 50 overs. They then dismissed the home team for a mere 63 in the 29 overs.
Leading the way with the bat was skipper Kraigg Brathwaite, who made a brilliant 122 not out. He got excellent support from newcomer Sunil Ambris with 67 in a partnership of 108 for the third wicket.
In the bowling department, seamer Kyle Mayers was almost unplayable as he destroyed the USA innings. He finished with five for 17 from six overs while spinner Donovan Nelson took two for four from three overs.
Windies Under 19 – 278 f 8 (50 overs) – Kraigg Brathwaite 122* (148 balls, 2x4, 1x6), Sunil Ambris 67 (73 balls, 4x4), Hammad Shahid 9-0-58-3, Salman Ahmad 10-3-37-2, Shayan Abdul Ghani 10-0-45-2
USA Under 19 – 63 all out (29 overs) – Gregory Sewdial 14 (46 balls, 1x4), Hammad Shahid 11 (27 balls, 2x4), Kyle Mayers 6-0-17-5, Donovan Nelson 3-1-4-2