West Indies Under-19 takes its exit

West Indies Under-19 took their exit from the International Cricket Council (ICC) Youth World Cup recently.

The Under-19’s title defense ended in shambles with a 76-run defeat to South Africa.

Asked to chase 283 at Bay Oval, in New Zealand, the young regional team collapsed from 177 four in the 39th over to 206 all out in the 46th over to crash to their second straight defeat following their loss to host New Zealand Under-19s in their opener the week before.

Alick Athanze top-scored with 76, and Kirstan Kallicharan chipped in with 44 for the West Indies but fast bowler Herman Rolfes rocked the side with four for 33 to put South Africa in command.

The defeat left the reigning champions third in Group A without a point and eliminating them from reaching the second round.

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