Chanderpaul leads WI to Quarter Finals

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Tagenarine Chanderpaul
Tagenarine Chanderpaul

[www.inewsguyana.com]Tagenarine Chanderpaul might have missed his century by seven runs but he romped to a comfortable 63-run win over Canada in their group match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

Chanderpaul’s 93 – his second consecutive Player-of-the-Match winning performance – also assisted the West Indies in getting to the quarter final stages of the tournament.

Chanderpaul added 62 for the first wicket with Shimron Hetmyer, who was run out for 39. He went on to post a 95-run stand for the second wicket with Jeremy Solozano who smashed three fours in an even 50.

The West Indies run rate slowed after the loss of Solozano and Jonathan Drakes.  The Canadians scored slowly with Nikhil Dutta (62) and Tahla Shaikh (45) putting on 88 for the fourth wicket, but once Shaikh was run out, the next six wickets tumbled for only 29 runs.

Captain Ramaal Lewis, Ray Jordan and Jerome Jones picked up two wickets each while Gudakesh-Moti-kanhai picked up one.

England and Sri Lanka also qualified for the quarter finals of the ICC Under 19 World Cup. [Modified from CANANEWS]

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