WICB Media Release
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (WICB) — Tagenarine Chanderpaul compiled a powerful half century to guide West Indies to a comfortable six wicket win over New Zealand in a warm-up match on Wednesday before the start of their campaign in the ICC Under 19 World Cup here on Friday.
Chanderpaul rekindled the innings with a top score of 62 allowing West Indies to overhaul the 147 scored by New Zealand who batted first at the Sevens Stadium Pitch 2, Dubai.
The young cricketers from the Caribbean stumbled to 7 for the loss of two quick wickets within three balls in the third over after opener Shimron Hetmyer was caught for two and Nicolas Puran was also caught without scoring.
But the son of the famous West Indies batsman Shivnarine, struck seven fours and brought his side back on course featuring in two half century partnerships before he was forced to retire hurt.
New Zealand Innings: 147 All Out (45.2 Overs). Robert O’Donnell* 31, Shawn Hicks 27, Tim Seifert 23, Kyle Jamieson 11; Ramaal Lewis 9-0-26-3, Bryan Charles 4.2-0-9-2, Preston McSween 9-2-24-2, Gudakesh Moti-Kanhai 9-1-18-1.
West Indies Innings: 151/4 (37.2 Overs). Tagenarine Chanderpaul 62, Jeremy Solozano 35, Jonathan Drakes 28, Brandon King 16; Leo Carter 5-0-13-1, Shawn Hicks 3-0-14-1, Kyle Jamieson 7-0-35-2, Jeremy Benton 4-0-12-0.
Chanderpaul teamed up with Jeremy Solozana in a third wicket stand that produced 66 runs, resurrecting the chase from two for 7 to three for 73.
Solozana scored 35 which included five fours.
A second partnership for the fourth wicket between the young Guyanese batsman and Jonathan Drakes yielded 50 runs.
Drakes who picked up four boundaries scored 28 while Brandon King was unbeaten on 16 as West Indies cruised to 151 for four.
Earlier, captain Ramaal Lewis led a bowling attack that created all sorts of problems for the young New Zealand players who lost their first three wickets with only 54 runs on the board.
Resistance in the middle of the innings offered hope in the form of a 46 run 4th wicket stand between Robert O’Donnell and Shawn Hicks.
O’Donnell top scored with 31, Hicks scored 27 while Tim Seifert added 23, the main contributors as the last six wickets tumbled for the addition of 47 runs.
Lewis finished with three for 26, Charles 2-9 and McSween 2-24
On Monday, West Indies Under 19s scored a comprehensive nine wicket victory over Afghanistan Under 19s in a warm-up game.
West Indies begin their campaign in the ICC Under 19 World Cup against South Africa in Dubai on Friday.