Barbados, Guyana still unbeaten in Regional U-19 cricket

Thu, Aug 23, '18



KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — West Indies Under-19 opener Shian Brathwaite stroked a half-century to power Barbados to their second win of the Regional Under-19 one-day championship, while Guyana also remained unbeaten in the third round of matches here Monday.

Playing at the Arnos Vale Stadium, Barbados chased down 154 to dispose of the previously unbeaten Windward Islands by seven wickets with Brathwaite stroking an unbeaten 73.

Brathwaite faced 103 balls and crunched five fours and sixes, anchoring three key partnerships to control a tricky run chase.

Firstly, he added 47 for the first wicket with Mekhail Marshall who made 24 before putting a further 46 for the third wicket with Kadeem Alleyne (15).

Finally, he paired with Antonio Morris (24 not out) in an unbroken 51-run, fourth wicket partnership which put Barbados over the line.

Earlier, fast bowler Matthew Forde ripped through the Windwards with a spell of five for 38 to send them tumbling for 153 all out in the 44th over.

Lincoln Durand top-scored with 43 and Jeron Noel got 30, the pair adding 66 for the eighth wicket after the innings lay in ruins at 64 for seven in the 19th over.

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