Afghanistan were bowled out for 84 runs in 39.4 of the allotted 50 overs while the Caribbean side surpassed the target in 18.4 overs losing one wicket at ICC Academy Ground No.2.

Captain Ramaal Lewis, Ray Jordan and Jerome Jones grabbed three wickets each as the young Afghans crumbled without much of a fight.


Summary Scores:

Afghanistan Innings: Ihsanullah 27, Muslim Musa 24, Nasir Ahmadzai 12, Mohammad Mujtaba 6; Jerome Jones 7-2-12-3, Ray Jordan 8.4-3-13-3, Ramaal Lewis 7-2-20-3, Gudakesh Moti-Kanhai 8-1-16-0.

West Indies Innings: Shimron Hetmyer 46*, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 19, Jeremy Solozano 13*; Sharafuddin Ashraf 5-1-13-1, Abdullah Adil 5-0-18-0, Mohammad Mujtaba 2.4-0-12-0, Muslim Musa 2-0-9-0.

West Indies U-19 won by 9 Wickets


Opener Usman Ghani top scored with 27, tailender Muslim Musa chipped in with 24 while the only other player to pass single digits was Nasir Ahmadzai with 12.

 A solid opening partnership between Shimron Hetmyer and  Tagenarine Chanderpaul yielded 50 runs  and carried West Indies  within  sight of victory.

It ended when Chanderpaul was caught on 19 after facing 32 balls and hitting three fours.

Jeremy Solozano joined Hetmyer and in a 35 run stand carried West Indies to victory with 188 balls remaining.

Hetmyer was not out on 46 which included six fours and Solozano who struck a boundary was unbeaten on 13.

West Indies begin their campaign in the ICC Under 19 World Cup against South Africa in Dubai on Friday

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