Mankading mars Windies win

Staff Correspondent
West Indies Under-19 bowler Keemo Paul (L) runs out Zimbabwe batsman Richard Ngarava to clinch a controversial win during their ICC Under-19 World Cup match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhuy Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday.   — Courtesy Sky Sports

West Indies Under-19 bowler Keemo Paul (L) runs out Zimbabwe batsman Richard Ngarava to clinch a controversial win during their ICC Under-19 World Cup match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhuy Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday. — Courtesy Sky Sports

West Indies caused a stir in the ICC Under-19 World Cup when they Mankaded last Zimbabwe batsman to snatch a controversial two-run win and move into the quarter-final in Chittagong on Tuesday.
With the match effectively turning into a knock-out contest, Zimbabwe, replying to West Indies’ 226 runs, came tantalisingly close before the controversial event broke their hearts.
The African side needed three runs in the final over with the last wicket pair at the crease when West Indies seamer Keemo Paul chose to act against the spirit of the game.
Paul whipped off the bails before sending down the first ball, catching non-striker Richard Ngarava out of his crease.  The decision was referred to the TV umpire who declared Ngarava run-out ending Zimbabwe’s innings at 224.
While Paul acted completely within the rule, it left Zimbabwe close to tears as they staged a valiant fight back to come to this far after going down to 147-6.
The last-wicket incident proved an anti-climax to what had been an absorbing do-or-die contest between two teams attempting to nail a quarter-final berth.
West Indies, who will take on the winner of Wednesday’s match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in Fatullah on 8 February, however, found nothing wrong in their move.
‘We’ve seen this in cricket before,’ said West Indies Under-19 skipper Shimron Hetmyer. ‘It’s probably not in the spirit of the game, but we’re happy to have won.
A tearful Zimbabwe Under-19 Brandon Mavuta has very little to say in the post-match presentation ceremony
‘We got so close, and coming apart at the end. We fought right till the end,’ he said.  ‘Don’t have much to say right now.’
In the other match of the day, South Africa defeated Scotland by 10 wickets to earn their first win the in the tournament.
Defending champions South Africa will be playing in the Plate Cup after being beaten in both their previous group matches against Bangladesh and Namibia respectively.
Electing to field, South Africa bowled out Scotland for 127 with Dayyaan Galiem, Wiaan Mulder, Sean Whitehead and de Zorzi taking two wickets each.
The South Africans raced to victory in 29 overs without losing a wicket as openers Kyle Verreynne and Liam Smith returned unbeaten with identical scores of 64 not out and in the same number of deliveries (87).
In the Plate Championship quarter-finals, South Africa will play Ireland on Thursday and on the same day, Scotland will meet New Zealand.

Brief Scores
West Indies U-19s v Zimbabwe U-19s
West Indies 226-9 in 50 overs (Springer 61, Magarira 3-28, Madhevere 2-48) v Zimbabwe 224 in 49 overs (Snyder 52, Keefe 43, Ives 37, Madhevere 21; Joseph 4-30)
Result: West Indies U-19s won by 2 wickets.
South Africa U-19s v Scotland U-19s
Scotland 127 in 45.4 overs (McCreath 29 not out; Galiem 2-16, Mulder 2-16, Whitehead 2-16, de Zorzi 2-20) v  South Africa 129-0 in 29 overs (Verreynne 64 not out, Smith 64 not out)
Result: South Africa Under-19s on by 10 wickets.

Today’s match
Pakistan Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s, 9:00am at
Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

 

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