The Australian pacers were disciplined drying up the runs for West Indies © Getty Images
The Australian pacers were disciplined drying up the runs for West Indies © Getty Images

 

Feb 23, 2014

 

West Indies are in a precarious position losing their top order inside 15 overs in the ICC Under-19 World quarterfinal match against Australia in Dubai. After three quick wickets, there was a brief resistance from Nicolas Pooran and Jeremy Solozano till Solozano was caught in the slips for 10. West Indies are 44 for four after 17 overs.

 

West Indies were three down for seven when Pooran and Solozano progressed cautiously. After the 10th over, skipper Alex Gregory made a double bowling change bringing in spin from one end and pace from the other. It was the pacer James Bazley who struck with Solozano going for a drive and edging towards the slips.

 

Earlier Billy Stanlake got the first breakthrough with a brilliant yorker which uprooted Hetmyer’s middle stump. In the next over, Walker better Stanlake’s effort getting two wickets in as many balls. He first forced Tagenarine Chanderpaul to edge one to skipper Alex Gregory in the slips for four and the followed it up with a brilliant incoming delivery with the new batsman Jonathan Drakes trying to leave it. He was struck plumb in front and was out leg-before.

 

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