FLASH: West Indies through to U-19 World Cup finals

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West Indies beat Bangladesh to enter the U-19 World Cup finals. They will face India in the showpiece game.

West Indies Under-19s ended up stunning over 10,000 fans at the Shere Bangla Stadium by chasing down 227, with three wickets in hand, in an anxious fashion against Bangladesh Under-19s. West Indies were cruising at 147 for 3 and seemed to be buckle under pressure after captain Shimron Hetmyer fell for 60. They lost two more wickets for 34 runs but were salvaged by Shamar Springer‘s unbeaten 62 after his incisive spell of 10-0-36-2.

Shamar Springer was named Man of the Match: “A lot of pressure but I overcame it today. I listen to a motivational speech before each game and tell myself I am a champion. I’m quite adaptable. I call my dance the chestroll.”

(A full report from INews to follow)

 

SCORE:
Bangladesh Under-19s made 226 (50.0 ov)
West Indies Under-19s made 230/7 (48.4 ov)
West Indies Under-19s won by 3 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

 

 

 

Ryan John exults after a wicket, Bangladesh Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s, Under-19 World Cup, semi-final, Dhaka, February 11, 2016 ©Getty Images
Ryan John exults after a wicket, Bangladesh Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s, Under-19 World Cup, semi-final, Dhaka, February 11, 2016 ©Getty Images

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