Good Morning! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 7 of the  ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 between European giants England U-19 and West Indies U-19 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. England, who won the tournament back in 1998, have failed to perform in the tournament ever since and have been mostly inconsistent, despite having an immense talented side. Being the parent nation of the game, they would again look forward to win it this time and make it two for them. While the West Indies, who are yet to win this tournament yet look a settled young side with immense talent and would be no surprise if they are able to win this tournament out, as they have had a good record in the sub-continent. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: England U19 vs West Indies U19, Match 7 , ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016 at Chittagong

Live cricket score: West Indies Under-19 221 | Overs 43.4| TARGET: 283| BATTING: Alzarri Joseph 4 (3): England have won two matches in a row in this tournament now. West Indies never looked like wining the match right from the first over and England have finished this in a very professional manner. West Indies have been bowled out with 40 balls to spare. Dan Lawrence is declared man of the match for his outstanding all-round effort.

Live cricket score: West Indies Under-19 219/8 | Overs 43| TARGET: 283| BATTING: Keemo Paul 27 (29), Alzarri Joseph 3 (2): West Indies are slumping to a defeat as they need to score at over nine an over, with just two wickets in hand. England should win it easily, but it has been a good fightback from West Indies.

Live cricket score: West Indies Under-19 147/5 | Overs 32| TARGET: 283| BATTING: Jyd Goolie 11 (31), Keemo Paul 27 (29): West Indies are looking to claw their way back into the game. They are going for the big shots and will need to carry this on in the upcoming overs as well.

Live cricket score: West Indies Under-19 103/5 | Overs 23| TARGET: 283| BATTING: Jyd Goolie 1 (6): England have managed to pick up a couple of quick wickets once again. With two new batsmen at the crease, England are surely on top at the moment as the required run rate nears seven. 100 comes up for West Indies. OUT! Gidron Pope b Lawrence 60 (60), Keacy Carty c & b Lawrence 22 (53), Shamar Springer c Burnham b Crane 16 (16)

Live cricket score: West Indies Under-19 66/2 | Overs 15| TARGET: 283| BATTING: Keacy Carty 17 (36), Gidron Pope 47 (48): West Indies are building a strong partnership here and England will need a couple of wickets here to peck their way back into the game. With wickets in hand, West Indies can still chase this score down. This has been a good fightback by the West Indies after they lost two wickets in the first over of their innings.

Live cricket score: West Indies Under-19 27/2 | Overs 7| TARGET: 283| BATTING: Keacy Carty 7 (18), Gidron Pope 19 (20): West Indies have recovered a bit after after losing a couple of wickets in the first over of the innings. The batsmen are slowly settling in, but England still have the edge and will hope to break this partnership before it blossoms.

Live cricket score: West Indies Under-19 2/2 | Overs 1| TARGET: 283| BATTING: Keacy Carty 1 (1), Gidron Pope 0 (1): England have made an excellent start as they have sent two West Indies players back to the pavilion in the first four deliveries. This is not the start West Indies would have wanted at the beginning of the chase. Sam Curran with both wickets.  OUT! Tevin Imlach c Davies b Curran 0 (2), Shimron Hetmeyer LBW b Curran 0 (2)

Live cricket score: England Under-19 282/7 | Overs 50| BATTING: Ben Green 9 (6), Brad Taylor 6 (2): England perhaps did not get as many runs as they would have liked in the last five overs, but have set a competitive total for the West Indies to chase down. West Indies will have to get off to a good start, if they want to challenge England’s score. OUT! George Barlett b Springsr 48 (62), Ryan Davies run out 1 (2), Sam Curran b Paul 39 (36)

Live cricket score: England Under-19 243/4 | Overs 45| BATTING:George Barlett 42 (55), Sam Curran 22 (23): England have upped the ante and will look to get a score close to 300 and out pressure on the West Indies batsmen. Curran and Barlett have settled in win and will look to cut lose with just five overs to go.

Live cricket score: England Under-19 199/4 | Overs 38| BATTING:George Barlett 23 (35), Sam Curran 1 (1): England have lost a couple of wickets, but they should get to the 300-run mark as they still have six wickets to spare. West Indies on the other hand will look to get a few more wickets in the next couple of overs. OUT! Jack Burnham c & b Pope 44 (55), Callum Taylor b Pope 59 (67)

Live cricket score: England Under-19 142/2 | Overs 26| BATTING: Jack Burnham 43 (53), Callum Taylor 29 (33): West Indies bowlers have pulled things back a bit. They are bowling tight lines and restricting the English batsmen. They runs have dried down a bit and West Indies will hope to cash in by picking up a wicket or two in this period.

Live cricket score: England Under-19 119/2 | Overs 19| BATTING: Jack Burnham 28 (25), Callum Taylor 21 (19):Lawrence’s promising innings comes to an end as he is dismissed for a 56-ball 55. He has given England the ideal start and it will be up to the middle-order to take England to a match-winning total. OUT! Dan Lawrence b Frew 55 (56)

Live cricket score: England Under-19 61/1 | Overs 12| BATTING: Dan Lawrence 41 (49), Jack Burnham 6 (9): Max Holden’s pain-striking innings finally comes to an end. Lawrence looks in fine touch and is joined by Jack Burnham at the crease. England have been playing with no great difficulty at the moment. OUT! Max Holden c Springer b Joseph 4 (16)

Live cricket score: England Under-19 31/0 | Overs 7| BATTING: Dan Lawrence 21 (28), Max Holden 4 (15): England are on their way in this crucial match against the West Indies. Lawrence looks in good touch again. He played a record-breaking innings in the first match against Fiji and will look to carry on his form in this match as well. England, nevertheless, have begun well.

TOSS: England have won the toss and elected to bat first

Being their respective opening contest, both the teams would love to get off to a winning start and aim to top the group table. England, who are also placed alongside Fiji and Zimbabwe, are coached by Andy Hurry are led by Brad Taylor and have a star-studded side with the likes of Daniel Lawrence, Jack Burnham, Mason Crane, Sam Curran, Ryan Davies, Aneurin Donald, Saqib Mahmood, Callum Taylor, and many more. While the West Indies are coached by Graeme West and is led by Shimron Hetmyer, while they have great talented players like Keacy Carty, Michael Frew, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Odean Smith, Shamar Springer and many more, who could undoubtedly be their star players.


England U-19: George Bartlett, Jack Burnham, Mason Crane, Sam Curran, Ryan Davies (wk), Aneurin Donald, George Garton, Ben Green, Max Holden, Daniel Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Moores, Brad Taylor (c), Callum Taylor, Jared Warner.

West Indies U-19: Shimron Hetmyer (c & wk), Shahid Crooks, Jyd Goolie, Ryan John, Kirstan Kallicharan, Keemo Paul, Odean Smith, Emmanuel Stewart, Keacy Carty, Michael Frew, Tevin Imlach, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Gidron Pope, Shamar Springer.

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD & BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY: England vs West Indies, ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, Match 7 at Chittagong