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Unlucky thirteen as Windies settle for sixth

August 24th, 2012 | Tags: unlucky thirteen West Indies England U19 cricket
Campbell's 105 got the Windies to within touching distance of the victory target, but he lacked support as his team fell 13 runs short. photo credit: ICC
England's Sam Woods was on fire from ball one, hitting 7 sixes on his way to a match winning 104 from just 111 deliveries. photo credit: ICC
England's Sam Woods was on fire from ball one, hitting 7 sixes on his way to a match winning 104 from just 111 deliveries. photo credit: ICC
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite a well compiled 105 from John Campbell, the West Indies U19 team lost to England yesterday, August 23rd, 2012, by 13 runs in the U19 World Cup and finished 6th.

Having been asked to chase 242 for victory, from their 50 overs the West Indies lost opener Sunil Ambris in the first over. Jamaican, John Campbell, then responded with a hundred and kept them abreast with the rate as regular wickets went down.

Campbell's departure in the 45th over ended West Indies' fight.

Campbell was trapped LBW having reached 105 from 133 deliveries with 8 fours and 2 sixes. He had put on 70 for the second wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite who contributed 30.

Stephen Katawaroo (25) and Kyle Mayers (22) added late cameos, but in the end with Campbell’s departure the target became too stiff and the Windies went down by an unlucky 13 runs.

Earlier, a hard-hitting 104 from opener Sam Wood laced with seven sixes and four boundaries, powered England to their imposing total. His was the only notable innings for England after they were put into bat and the Windies bowlers took early wickets

Wood was on the attack from ball one and looked to be taking the game away from the Caribbean Boys, especially during an 86-run fourth-wicket stand with Craig Overton.

Fast bowler Justin Greaves then had Overton out for 18 and Wood was run out in the next over. Greaves took two more and even 200 looked improbable for England. However, an unbeaten 49-run last-wicket partnership between Tom Knight and Reece Topley pushed England to 241.

Greaves finished with 3 for 38, whilst both Derone Davis and Mayers picked up 2 wickets apiece.

Anamul Haque became the first batsman to score two centuries in the tournament as he steered Bangladesh to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in their 7th place play-off in Townsville. Anamul scored 128 from 112 deliveries as Bangladesh chased 236 for victory, and his 179-run third-wicket stand with Litton Das (53) proved the difference between the two sides. Anamul confirmed himself as the tournament's leading run scorer with his innings, although he was dismissed with 19 runs still required. Two more wickets fell after Anamul but Bangladesh had enough batsmen left to cruise to their win and finish at 239 for 5 with 22 balls to spare.

Pakistan had been sent in by Bangladesh and got away to a disappointing start, slumping to 33 for 3 in the eighth over as Dewan Sabbir picked up two early wickets. Mohammad Nawaz (82) led the recovery from Pakistan and there were also useful contributions from Faraz Ali (43) and Shahid Ilyas (44), but their 235 for 8 was insufficient against Anamul and his colleagues.

Niroshan Dickwella top-scored with an unbeaten 76 as Sri Lanka registered a comfortable seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in the Plate Final in Brisbane. Sri Lanka were set a modest target of 195 and were always in control. Dickwella partnered Angelo Jayasinghe and Sandun Weerakkody for consecutive half-century stands as they completed the chase with 11 overs to spare.

Afghanistan chose to bat but all of their top-order batsmen failed to convert their starts, losing regular wickets, and failing to get momentum in their innings. Left-arm spinner Amila Aponso bowled a stifling spell of 10-0-19-2 while Lahiru Madushanka picked three wickets.

A solid all-round effort from Scotland ensured a five-wicket win over Ireland in their 11th place play-off at the WEP Harris Oval in Brisbane. Ireland chose to bat and despite struggling to 40 for 4, and then 75 for 6, Tyrone Kane was able to rebuild the innings with 78 from 121 balls that helped Ireland to 182 before they were dismissed in the 50th over. Aman Bailwal picked up 3 for 38 for Scotland and Ruaidhri Smith grabbed 3 for 48.

Scotland's chase began solidly as the openers both made important contributions, Ross McLean with 47 and Mathew Cross with 30. Nicholas Farrar also chipped in with 38 and despite an economical effort from the captain George Dockrell (1 for 22 from 10 overs) Ireland just didn't have enough runs on the board to challenge Scotland, who cruised to their target with 50 balls to spare. 



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