Australia vs West Indies Live Cricket Score, ICC Under-19 World Cup quarterfinal: Australia cruise into semi-finals
Both teams had their fair share of ups and downs before reaching the knock-out phase of the tournament.
Jaron Morgan and Matthew Short opened the batting for Australia Photo Courtesy: Official website of ICC
Feb 23, 2014
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(Australian setup will take on West Indies in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014 quarter-final encounter. Both teams had their fair share of ups and downs before reaching the knock-out phase of the tournament)
And that is it for Australia. Doran completes the win with a boundary and a single. They had some trouble in between when they were four down but McDermott and and Doran anchored the innings. McDermott was dismissed towards the end for 29.
Australia still in control of the chase despite the spinners drying up runs. Earlier, Jake Doran had caught himself in a sticky position trying to pull. The ball hit his pads and deflected to his helmet grill. Keeper Pooran grabbed the ball from there and claimed a catch. After consultation with the third umpire Doran was given not out.
Skipper Alex Gregory is bowled by a yorker from Ray Jordan. The Australians were cruising along but this wicket might give some hope for West Indies.
OUT! Gregory 3(11)
Mortimer and Doran were well in control of the chase. Mortimer was keen on taking some chance against the spinners. He steps down the wicket against Charles and misses the line completely. Pooran behind the stumps completes an easy stumping.
OUT! Mortimer 12(40)
The run-scoring has slowed down after the dismissal of the openers. Mortimer and Doran have been more defensive. But after the aggressive start, they have enough overs remaining to chase down 208.
Matthew Short completes his half-century with a boundary and then is dismissed by Jordan. Short tried to check his drive and instead gave a catch back to the bowler. Brilliant effort by Jordan diving to his right and catch it.
OUT! Short 52(62)
An enterprising innings comes to an end. Jaron Moran caught in the deep by Solozano. A good platform for Australia to move towards victory.
OUT! Morgan 55(66)
The left hand-right-hand combination working well for Australia. Short catches up with Morgan. The left-handed Morgan reaches the half-century mark first. Australia steady needing 113 more in 31 overs.
Spinners being used from both ends but that doesn’t disturb Morgan and Short. They used the sweep shots to good effect. A positive approach adopted by the batsmen. They have taken some risks but most of them have been well planned shots.
Seventh boundary for Morgan. 60 in the first powerplay. Australia are well in control of this chase.
Brisk start this from Australia. Morgan in particular has been impressive attacking the bowlers. SKipper Ramaal Lewis has already used four bowlers in the total of seven overs bowled.
Good start for Australia. Matthew Short pulls the third ball of the second over for a boundary. Was in great control of that shot.
14 boundaries and six sixes, an exceptional innings from Nicolas Pooran. From 70 for eight West Indies have finished with 208.
OUT! Pooran 143(160)
Some sensational batting from Nicolas Pooran as he completes his maiden Under-19 century. Credit to Jones as well supporting Pooran well. Asutralia missed a run-out opportunity to send back Jones. 100-run partnership between the two now.
This is now the highest ninth-wicket partnership in the Under-19 level. The partnership between Jones and Pooran continues. Ashkenazi gets five balls with Jones on strike, but the batsman does well to survive.
Frustration for Australia and Thomas Andrews in particular. Pooran had managed to attack as well as keep the strike for most overs. The Aussies finally got to bowl a full over to No 10 batsman Jerome Jones but the batsman smashed two boundaries off Andrews.
Nicolas Pooran is making merry here. After completing his half-century, Pooran smashed left-arm spinner Andrews for two sixes in consecutive overs. 100 comes up for West Indies.
Easy wickets for the Aussies, Thomas Andrews gets a wicket as Bryan Charles gives a simple caught and bowled chance to the left-arm spinner. It’s just a matter of time Pooran goes for the attack as he is running out of partners.
OUT! Charles 1(6)
West Indies are sinking quickly. Seventh wicket down now. Gudakesh Motie gives a simple catch to short extra cover. Left-arm spinner Andrews gets his first wicket.
OUT! Motie 1(10)
Ben Ashkenazi has done a brilliant job of keeping the pressure of the Windies. This time it was straight and full, good seam position and skipper Ramaal Lewis misses the line completely to see his middle stump uprooted.
OUT! Lewis 1(8)
Fifty up for West Indies in the 19th over but they have lost their fifth wicket. Brandon King who looked solid ended up edging a delivery from Ashkenazi to the keeper. Pooran looking steady, but it will be a task for him to take the team ahead with half the side back in the pavilion. Skipper Ramaal Lewis comes in to bat.
OUT! King 7(19)
James Bazley breaks the resistance of Solozano. Gets the ball to move across the left-hander and he drives drive at it, edges it straight to slips.
OUT! Solozano 10(38)
Double bowling change after 10 overs. off-spinner Matthew Short and James Bazley are into the attack. The batsmen have stabilised the innings to an extent by negotiating the pacers well.
Time for a resurrection process from Solozano and wicketkeeper batsman Nicolas Pooran. The pacers have kept their line accurate and not allowed the batsmen to get away.
This seems like a repeat telecast of the quarterfinal between India and England. West Indies lose two in two. Walker removes Tagnerine Chanderpaul for four, New batsman Drakes too is out leg-before trying to leave the ball which coming in to him.
OUT! Chanderpaul 4(14). Drakes 0(1)
Gone, brilliant yorker from Stanlake. Coming over the wicket he bowls it right on the middle stump and the Hetmyer is bowled by that accurate yorker. Just under 140kphs.
OUT! Hetmyer 1(7)
The Australian pacers have started well. Billy Stanlake bowls at a good line, concedes just three runs. The first four balls of the second over by Guy Walker is played out defensively by Chanderpaul before he took a single playing it towards square leg.
TOSS: West Indies have won the toss and elected to bat. The Australian skipper Alex Gregory says even he would have chosen to bat first. The wicket wont have much for the bowlers, hence a sensible decision to bat early on a pile on runs.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the second f the ICC Under-19 World Cup quarterfinal between Australia and West Indies at Dubai. I am Abhijit Banare and I will be bringing you the live updates of the match. The Australian team was in danger of going out of the group stages of the tournament after losing to Afghanistan Under-19. However, they came back strongly to crush Bangladesh Under-19 setup to progress to the quarter-final stage of the tournament.
On the other hand, West Indies Under-19 setup won two of their encounters, but were thumped by South Africa Under-19 team. Both have strong teams on paper and one can expect a keen contest between them. West Indies Under-19 is captained by Ramaal Lewis. The Australian setup will be captained by AJ Gregory.
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