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West Indies U19 beat Scotland in St Kitts

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West Indies U19 defeat Scotland by seven wickets to rebound from loss to Australia. (Photo: Twitter @CricketWorldCup)

West Indies U19s cruised to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Scotland in the ICC U19 World Cup at Basseterre on Monday (January 17), rebounding from their six-wicket loss to Australia last Friday.

In what was an all-round display, the West Indies bowled Scotland out for 95 in 35.1 overs as opener Oliver Davidson, who made 43, had any score of note.

Muhaymen Majeed, who made 11, was the only other batsman in double figures as Shiva Sankar, who took 3-17, Anaje Amory 2-26 and Anderson Mahase 2-16 proved to be too much for the Scottish youngsters.

In reply, the West Indies cruised to 96-3 in 19.4 overs.

Teddy Bishop remained unbeaten on 23 at the end after opener Shaqkere Paris, who made 26, helped lay the foundation for the victory by dominating an opening stand of 37 with Matthew Nandu, whose contribution was eight runs.

Rivaldo Clarke, who scored a solid 37 in a 95-run fourth-wicket partnership with Ackeem Auguste against Australia last Friday, only managed 13 this time around and was the last batsman to fall with the score at 66 before Bishop and Jordan Johnson (14), ensured that there would be no further loss before the target was achieved.

Jack Jarvis (1-19), Davidson (1-19) and Charlie Peet (1-15) were the wicket-takers for Scotland, who face Australia on Wednesday.

The West Indies will come up against Sri Lanka on Friday in a must-win affair after Sri Lanka pulled off a surprise by defeating Australia by four wickets on Monday.

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