Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 15th 2014 Contents DUBAI---West Indies failed to press
home an advantage against South Africa
and crashed to a 94 run defeat in their
opening match of the ICC Under-19
World Cup at Dubai s International
Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emi-
Three run-outs, in the space of four
overs, reduced South Africa to 110 for 7
after they were sent in by West Indies
who won the toss and chose to field.
A half century from Yaseen Valli revived
the innings to 198 for 9 and set the stage
for a devastating spell of fast bowling
from Kagiso Rabada which destroyed the
Windies top order batting as the young
Caribbean cricketers were bowled out for
South Africa s batsmen were also sub-
jected to a pace barrage from Ray Jordan
and Jerome Jones as the West Indies
gained the upper hand, but the Caribbean
cricketers did not give a good account of
themselves in the field, dropping catches
and fumbling in the outfield.
Two chances were put down early, at
backward point by Fabian Allen and at
slip by Ramaal Lewis.
Despite the let-offs, South Africa could
not capitalise and lost half their side for
98 despite a third wicket partnership of
65 between Jason Smith and Greg Old-
Jordan and Lewis picked up two wickets
each for 45 and 44 runs respectively while
Jones and Preston McSween got one each.
West Indies struggled from the start of
the chase as, Rabada, the 18-year-old
right-arm fast bowler, clocked around 136
kph on an average and getting discon-
certing bounce on a fresh surface.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul was run out
for a duck after diving and failing to make
his ground when he and Shimron Hetmyer
decide on a risky single on the first ball.
Hetmyer, who also did not get off the
mark also didn t last the over, edging
Rabada to second slip.
In his next over Rabada forced Jonathan
Drakes, who also did not score, to edge
a ball to the keeper
Rabada s pace attack left West Indies
reeling at 1 for 3 as the top order struggled
to adjust to his first spell of 6-3-9-3.
West Indies further crumbled to 27 for
5 after 12 overs as the pressure mounted
forcing Nicolas Pooran to slashed Justin
Dill to second slip for 12 and Allen edging
to the keeper.
There was no fightback from the lower
order except a top score of 37 from Lewis
who hit five fours and a six.
Rabada constantly tested the middle
order with his pace, one of which struck
Pooran s helmet.
Jeremy Solozano, who struggled for 20
balls for one run, was done in for pace
when he inside-edged Rabada on to his
West Indies will play Zimbabwe in their
second match of the tournament on sun-
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Already the most successful limited overs
team in regional cricket, T&T does not intend
to leave it there, as it goes for title number
11 in front of what is expected to be a sea of
red when it battles Barbados in the final of
the Nagico Super50 Regional cricket tour-
nament today at the Queen s Park Oval in
The T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) has des-
ignated today "Red Day" as a show of support
to the Red Force which goes into action at 2
pm. President of the TTCB, Azim Bassarath
said yesterday, "Fans across the twin island
republic are asked to wear red as the Dwayne
Bravo led T&T Red Force team bids for another
"The Red Force has been the dominant
cricket team in the T20 format but tomorrow s
(today) final is a chance for us to start a new
streak of domination in the 50 overs with a
victory in the Nagico Super 50 final. We are
asking all of T&T to wear red in support
whether at the game, home or in the office."
Yesterday, a number of sports stores reported
that they were out of red jerseys as fans were
snapping them up and it was not for the Valen-
tine s Day occasion.
Meanwhile, national captain Dwayne Bravo
says that T&T will not start as favourites
because the two teams are evenly matched
but it promises to be a great game.
"We are not favourites. We are the two best
teams in the tournament thus far and that is
why we are in the final. Some people may
think that we will win but we respect the
"Our strength is our allround ability, seam
bowling and spin is our strength and our team
can adjust to any conditions. Our top six bats-
men have international experience and this is
expected to work for us. Probably we are ahead
in the batting but both teams equally good in
"Who does well under the pressure in front
of a packed house will take the title. It will
be a great game as it is hard to separate either
team. The T&T team strives on these kinds
of moments. We want to do something great
for our country. We enjoy playing together
and we enjoy playing for T&T."
Bravo s opposite number, Kevin Stoute says
that the Barbadians will be playing basic cricket
and will be looking to keep cool under pressure.
"The boys are keen and ready to go as they
have been preparing really hard for this tour-
nament. The key to winning this game is keep-
ing calm and handling the pressure."
With the Queen s Park Oval sold out for
this match Stoute says it does not matter to
"We can t focus on the crowd. It s just 14
of us and we have to fight for our island. We
have to create our own atmosphere and battle
well in order to succeed."
Barbados defeated T&T in the opening
match of the tournament but Stoute admits
the T&T boys are playing better now.
"They have more ammunition now with
Sunil Narine playing but we intend to just go
out and there and play basic cricket and do
the small things right.
"Fidel Edwards, Sulieman Benn and Dwayne
Smith are key for us and we will be banking
on them. Fidel, he has been doing well
throughout the tournament and we need him
to come good again."
Edwards grabbed 4/19 in the semi-final
win over Guyana on Friday night.
Stoute said, "Guys like Benn, Smith and
Fidel really wants this badly so we need just
one more big effort and we will be there."
T&T: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Adrian Barath,
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo,
Jason Mohammed, Denesh Ramdin (wicket-
keeper), Rayad Emrit, Sunil Narine, Ravi
Rampaul, Imran Khan, Yannick Ottley,
Shannon Gabriel, Kevon Cooper; Kelvin
BARBADOS: Kevin Stoute (captain),
Sulieman Benn, Tino Best, Rashidi Boucher,
Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite,
Jonathan Carter, Shane Dowrich (wicket-
keeper), Fidel Edwards, Jason Holder, Ashley
Nurse, Dwayne Smith, Kenroy Williams;
Hendy Springer (coach).
Umpires: Lennox Abraham, Nigel Duguid
TV umpire: Patrick Gustard
Fourth official: Leslie Reifer
Match referee: Hayden Bruce
T&T looks to make it eleven
UNDER-19 WORLD CUP
WI youth crash to 94 run defeat in opener
SOUTH AFRICA U-19S inns
B Bopp run out (Drakes/Moti-Kanhai) . . . . . . . .4
DBruwerrunout(Solozano/Lewis) . . . . . . . . . .0
CBoschrunout(Allen/†Pooran). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Markram), 2-20 (Fortuin),
3-85 (Smith), 4-88 (Oldfield), 5-98 (Bopp), 6-99
(Bruwer), 7-110 (Bosch), 8-117 (Rabada), 9-179
Bowling: Jones 10-1-28-1, Jordan 10-2-45-2,
McSween 10-1-43-1, Moti-Kanhai 10-1-25-0,
WEST INDIES U-19S inns
FAllen cFortuinbDill8RLewibBosch. . . . . . .37
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Chanderpaul), 2-1
(Hetmyer), 3-1 (Drakes), 4-16 (Solozano), 5-25
(Pooran), 6-30 (Allen), 7-79 (Lewis), 8-79
(Jones), 9-104 (McSween), 10-104 (Moti-
Bowling: Rabada 8-3-14-3,Sigwili 6-1-18-0,Dill 6-
2-17-2, Bosch 7-1-25-2,Bruwer 7-0-24-0, Valli
Toss: West Indies Under-19s, who chose to field
Points: South Africa Under-19s 2, West Indies
Player of the match: JG Dill (South Africa
Umpires: RJ Bailey (England) and Enamul
Haque (Bangladesh); TV umpire - SD Fry
Match referee: BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire: Sarika Prasad (Singapore)
YESTERDAY'S OTHER RESULTS
Canada U-19 192/9 vs Zimbabwe U-19 195/4. Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka U-19 275/9 vs New Zealand U-19 226/8. Sri Lanka won by 49 runs
England U-19 315/8 vs United Arab Emirates U-19 102.
England won by 213 run
T&T's batsman Darren Bravo bats in the nets during a training session yesterday, ahead of the
final of the Nagico Regional Super50 cricket tournament where Red Force meets Barbados at
the Queen's Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, today from 2 pm. PHOTO: WINDIESCRICKET.COM
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