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ICC U-19 World Cup: West Indies beat Australia by 3 wickets

By Pti
West Indies shot out Australia for a paltry 179 (Image Courtesy: Twitter)

Kimberley (South Africa), January 19: West Indies dished out an all-round performance to beat Australia by three wickets in a Group B match of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Kimberley on Saturday (January 18).

Opting to bowl, West Indies shot out Australia for a paltry 179 in 35.4 overs and then chased down the target with three wickets in hand, in the 46th over.

Right-arm fast bowlers Jayden Seales (4/49) and Matthew Forde (3/24) did the bulk of the damage.

Opening the batting, Jake Fraser-McGurk (84) top-scored for Australia, while wicket-keeper Patrick Rowe made 40.

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Nyeem Young made a 69-ball 61 as West Indies completed the job in their opening match which was reduced to 49-overs-a-side affair.

In a rain-curtailed match in Potchefstroom, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by nine wickets via the Duckworth-Lewis method in Group C, while UAE beat Canada by eight wickets in Group A at Bloemfontein.

The match between New Zealand and debutants Japan was washed out in Potchefstroom.

New Zealand were 195 for two in 28.5 overs when the heavens opened up.

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Story first published: Sunday, January 19, 2020, 10:18 [IST]
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