Second win on the trot for Windies Under-19s

West Indies U19 Women raced to a comprehensive 77-run victory over Indonesia U19 Women in Group C of the inaugural ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup at the Senwes Sporte Park in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Led by another player of the match performance from Zaida James, who scored her second half century, West Indies posted 176-3 in their 20 overs. Indonesia could only manage 99-9 from the allotted overs.

West Indies have qualified from their group for the next round, with a game to spare.

Windies captain Ashmini Munisar won the toss, and once again, openers Zaida James and Shunelle Sawh got their side off to a good start, putting on 95 runs for the first wicket.

Left hander James picked up where she left off against Ireland. Her score of 55 included eight fours and two sixes, one of which was a massive slog sweep over cow corner and into the tents. There were contributions throughout the innings, most notably Barbadian Tristan Holder’s 35 as Indonesia struggled to halt scoring or take wickets.

In reply, Indonesia never managed to put the pressure back onto West Indies, ending the powerplay with 27 runs and the loss of opener Gusti Ulansari. The accurate spin bowling of Shalini Samaroo, Munisar and James prevented Indonesia from getting close to the initial required run rate of 8.85 an over, which then rose to 13.40 by the halfway stage.

Medium fast bowler Djenaba Joseph reaped the rewards, taking 3-14 to seal the win.

On Thursday, West Indies will play New Zealand to decide who will take top spot in Group C. Indonesia will face Ireland later that day to see who will get their first points of the competition.

Summarised Scores:

West Indies U19 Women 176-3 in 20 overs (Zaida James 52, Tristan Holder 35)

Indonesia U19 Women 99-9 in 20 overs (Kadek Kurniartini 15, Ni Luh Dewi 14, Djenaba Joseph 3-14). West Indies U19 Women won by 77 runs.

Ireland U19 Women 74 all out in 18.1 overs (Zara Craig 20, Abbi Harrison 14; Natasha Codyre 3-6, Tash Wakelin 2-12). New Zealand U19 Women 75-1 in 6.5 overs (Anna Browning 29, Antonia Hamilton 18*). New Zealand U19 Women win by nine wickets with 76 balls remaining.

Rwanda U19 Women 119-8 in 20 overs (Gisele Ishimwe 34, Cynthia Tuyizere 30; Chipo Moyo 3-22, Kudzai Chigora 2-21). Zimbabwe U19 Women 80 in 18.4 overs (Natasha Mtomba 20, Kelly Ndiraya 20; Henriette Ishimwe 4-13, Zurufat Ishimwe 2-27). Rwanda U19 Women win by 39 runs.

England U19 Women 156-7 in 20 overs (Seren Smale 37, Ryana MacDonald-Gray 35; Anosha Nasir 2-20, Zaib-un-Nisa 2-24). Pakistan U19 Women 103-5 in 20 overs (Syeda Aroob Shah 34, Shawaal Zulfigar 20; Sophia Smale 2-10). England U19 Women win by 53 runs.

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