The West Indies U19 defeated the U19s of South Africa with eight wickets at the Arnos Vale Stadium on Tuesday to level the four-game Youth One-Day International series 1-1.
Left spinner Jaden Carmichael took three for 25 out of 8.3 overs, while South Africa, sent to bat, was thrown for 103 out of 31.3 overs.
Carmichael was well supported by his left spinner Anderson Mahase (2-34) as well as pacemakers McKenny Clarke (2-12) and Johan Layne (2-14).
Michael Copeland scored the highest score for South Africa with 24 of 52 balls.
In the hunt for 104 to win, the West Indies easily erased the target in 23.2 overs. Opener Matthew Nandu didn’t finish out on 42, at four fours, when he added a second wicket stand of 58 with Teddy Bishop, 25.
Skipper Akeem Auguste didn’t finish on the 28th, which included four limits.
Both teams are preparing for the ICC U19 World Cup, which will be held in the Caribbean from January 14th to February 5th.
South Africa U19 103 in 31.3 overs (Michael Copeland 24; Jaden Carmichael 3-35, McKenny Clarke 2-21, Johan Layne 2-14, Anderson Mahase 2-34).
West Indies U19 104/2 in 23.2 overs (Matthew Nandu 42 not eliminated, Akeem Auguste 28 not eliminated, Teddy Bishop 25; Asakhe Tsaka 1-11)).
December 30th: 3rd youth ODI at the Cumberland Playing Field
January 3rd: 4th Youth ODI in the Arnos Vale Stadium