Brathwaite gets 107 as Under-19s beat Aussies
VISAKHAPATNAM, India, CMC – A typically steady hundred from Kraigg Brathwaite trumped a similarly balanced hundred from William Bosisto to set West Indies Under-19s up for a 16-run victory over Australia Under-19s on Sunday, and a third-place finish in the four-nation One-Day Series.
Brathwaite, the Windies captain, collected 11 fours and one six in the top score of 102 from 107 balls and three others passed 50 before the Caribbean side was dismissed for 365 from their allocation of 50 overs in the Consolation Final at the Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium.
Anthony Alleyne supported with 90, Kavem Hodge made 62, and Sunil Ambris got 50 in a solid batting effort from West Indies.
West Indies Under-19s became a little nervous, when Bosisto then led the way with 107 from 101 balls including nine fours and two sixes and two others hit half-centuries before the Australian reply fizzled on 349 for nine from their 50 overs.
This was the West Indies’ second straight victory over the Australians, following an eight-wicket victory four days ago at the Reddy Stadium in this port city, and further avenged their 137-run defeat in their second match of the tournament.
It was also the second straight series in which West Indies Under-19s have dominated the Australia Under-19s, following a 2-1 series triumph earlier this year in a bilateral series in Dubai.
Windies were under pressure from early, when opener John Campbell was dismissed in the second over for a duck, becoming the first of four wickets for Alex Pyecroft that cost 66 runs in 10 overs.
But Anthony Alleyne hit 12 fours and three sixes in 90 from 77 balls and added 165 for the second wicket with Brathwaite before he became the first of four wickets for Shane Cassell that cost 62 in nine overs, and Kyle Mayers added 27 before Pyecroft bagged his scalp in the 32nd over.
West Indies were 199 for three, but Brathwaite inched to his hundred in a stand of 87 for the fourth wicket with Hodge, whose knock included six fours and three sixes from 62 balls, before they were two of three wickets that tumbled for 11 runs in the space of 10 balls.
West Indies Under-19s were 297 for six when Justin Greaves fell for five in the 43rd over, but Ambris took charge down the stretch before he fell with three deliveries remaining.
Derone Davis gave West Indies early control in the Young Aussies’ chase with the scalps of Jimmy Peirson for one and the Australian captain Kurtis Patterson for a duck – both lbw from the first two deliveries in the second over – to leave their side 11 for two.
But Young Windies were put under pressure, when Cameron Bancroft smote 63 from 65 balls including seven fours, and featured in successive half-century stands, putting on 76 for the third wicket with Sam Truloff and 53 for the fourth wicket with Bosisto before falling to Donovan Nelson in the 22nd over.
Leg-spinner Amir Khan held a return catch to send Nick Stevens packing for a one-ball duck in the next over, but Bosisto took control, adding 66 with Ashton Turner for the sixth wicket to get the Australia Under-19s back on track. Khan removed Turner with the last ball of the 33rd over, and Akeal Hosein snared Pyecroft with the second ball of the following over to setback the Young Aussies on 209 for seven.
West Indies Under-19s came under the gun again, when Bosisto and Cassell added 88 for the eighth wicket before they fell three overs apart inside the last 10 overs, effectively ruining the Australians’ chances.
Davis finished with three for 30 from 10 overs to be the pick of the Windies' bowlers and Khan took two for 60 from 10 overs.
In the low-scoring Final at the Reddy Stadium, new-ball pair of Sandeep Sharma and Rush Kalaria shared seven wickets, bowling India Under-19s to a thrilling, five-run victory over Sri Lanka Under-19s at the Reddy Stadium. The Sri Lankans were dismissed for 163 in 46.5 overs, replying to India’s 168 in 50 overs.
The tournament formed part of all four teams’ preparations for the ICC Under-19 World Cup next year in the Australian state of Queensland, where the West Indies have been drawn in Group-C along with the Indians, Zimbabwe, and Papua New Guinea.
VISAKHAPATNAM, India, CMC – Scoreboard from the Third-place play-off of the four-nation Under-19 One-Day Tournament between Australia Under-19s and West Indies Under-19s on Sunday at the Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium:
*K. Brathwaite c Cassell b Muirhead 102
J. Campbell c Stanlake b Pyecroft 0
A. Alleyne lbw b Cassell 90
K. Mayers c Cassell b Pyecroft 27
K. Hodge c Bosisto b Cassell 62
J. Greaves c Patterson b Cassell 5
+S. Ambris c Stanlake b Pyecroft 50
A. Hosein c Bancroft b Cassell 1
D. Davis c Cassell b Pyecroft 4
D. Nelson not out 4
A. Khan run out 3
Extras (b5, lb6, w5, nb1) 17
TOTAL (all out, 50 overs) 365
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-165, 3-199, 4-286, 5-293, 6-297, 7-314, 8-346, 9-362
Bowling: Stanlake 8-0-61-0; Pyecroft 10-0-66-4 (w1); Turner 10-0-75-0 (w1); Muirhead 10-0-71-1 (nb1, w1); Cassell 9-0-62-4; Bosisto 3-0-19-0 (w1)
C. Bancroft c Mayers b Nelson 63
+J. Peirson lbw b Davis 1
*K. Patterson lbw b Davis 0
S. Truloff c Mayers b Davis 39
W. Bosisto c Mayers b Greaves 107
N. Stevens c and b Khan 0
A. Turner c Mayers b Khan 27
A. Pyecroft c Davis b Hosein 0
S. Campbell run out 53
J. Muirhead not out 25
B. Stanlake not out 10
Extras (b9, lb5, w9, nb1) 25
TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 349
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-11, 3-87, 4-140, 5-142, 6-208, 7-209, 8-297, 9-324
Bowling: Greaves 10-0-99-1 (nb1, w1); Davis 10-0-30-3; Khan 10-0-60-2; Campbell 10-0-70-0 (w2); Nelson 6-0-41-1; Hosein 3-0-27-1; Mayers 1-0-8-0
Result: West Indies Under-19s won by 16 runs
Series: West Indies Under-19s finish third
Toss: West Indies Under-19s
Umpires: S. Hazare, S. Shastri
Match referee: B. Kalyanasundaram