Johannesburg – Vice-captain Nathan Sealy led a notable bowling performance, and West Indies Under-19s got a morale-boosting six-wicket win against New Zealand Under-19s in an ICC Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup warm-up match on Sunday in South Africa.
The Barbadian left-arm spinner bagged four for 21 from nine overs, and five other bowlers took one wicket apiece. The Caribbean side dismissed the New Zealanders for 131 in 39.2 overs in the match at the Braam Fisherville Sports Complex.
Two of Sealy’s victims were trapped lbw and another was bowled to signify the accuracy of his spell after West Indies won the toss and decided to field.
Earlier West Indies Under-19s scored 132 for four off 24.5 overs.
Fellow Barbadian Joshua Dorne, not out on 45, and Antiguan Jewel Andrew, not out on 36, then led the run chase for West Indies.
They shared an unbroken stand of 58 for the fifth wicket to get the Caribbean side over the finish line with 25.1 overs remaining after they stumbled to 74 for four in the 17th over.
The match is the first of two for the side, led by Stephan Pascal, ahead of their opening match in the World Cup against hosts South Africa this coming Friday at the J.B. Marks Oval in Potchefstroom.
They face Nepal on Tuesday at the St Stithians Main Oval.
New Zealand Under-19s 131 off 39.2 overs (Tom Jones 24, Lachlan Stackpole 23; Nathan Sealy 4-21). West Indies Under-19s 132 for four off 24.5 overs (Joshua Dorne 45 not out, Jewel Andrew 36 not out; Oscar Jackson 2-14). West Indies Under-19s won by six wickets.
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