Young's late blast steers WI to four-wicket win

Nyeem Young sets off for a run Getty Images

West Indies U19s 281 for 6 (Young 55*, Royal 3-59) beat Ireland U19s 278 for 8 (Tector 69, Neville 2-52) by four wickets

Nyeem Young's 33-ball 55, aided by significant contributions from Bhaskar Yadram, Emmanuel Stewert and Kirstan Kallicharan, helped West Indies chase 279 as they beat Ireland by four wickets with 10 balls remaining in Lincoln.

Batting first, Ireland's Mark Donegan and captain Harry Tector held the top-order together, making scores of 38 and 69 respectively, but it was Neil Rock at No. 6, who steered Ireland towards a 270-plus score with 91 off 101 balls.

West Indies started their chase with a substantial opening partnership of 75 between Yadram (52 off 48 balls) and Kimani Melius, before Morgan Topping removed the former in the 13th over. West Indies then slipped to 103 for 9 before Stewart and Kallicharan added 62 runs for the fourth wicket, the partnership broken by a run-out.

When Kallicharan fell to Tector for 46 in the 39th over, West Indies still needed 85 to win. But Young made his way to the crease and finished the chase within the next 10 overs, slamming eight fours and a six during to his half-century.

W Indies U19 2nd innings Partnerships

1st75B YadramKS Melius
2nd20EWJ StewartKS Melius
3rd14EWJ StewartA Athanaze
4th62EWJ StewartKA Kallicharan
5th23C CooperKA Kallicharan
6th51C CooperNRJ Young
7th36J RoyalNRJ Young