West Indies Under-19 begin tour with 36-run win

The West Indies Under-19 opened their tour of Pakistan with a 36-run victory at the National Stadium in Karachi. Rest of Pakistan Under-19 were dismissed for 202 after a collective effort by the West Indians helped post a total of 238 for 8.

The West Indians got of to a good start after winning the toss as Richard Ramdeen and Williams Perkins put on 73 for the first wicket. But thereafter Pakistan U-19 struck at regular intervals and prevented the batsmen from building partnerships. Useful contributions from Kieron Pollard (38) and Shamarh Brooks (35) and indisciplined bowling - Pakistan U-19 gave away 42 extras - helped the West Indians reach 238.

Pakistan U-19 got off to a disastrous start losing their first three wickets for 48 runs before a middle-order collapse further reduced them to 99 for 7. Yasim Murtuza, the Pakistan U-19 captain, followed up a fine spell of 2 for 33 with a rearguard half-century that lent some respectability to the chase. In the end it wasn't enough and the West Indians won by 36 runs. Kemar Roach (3 for 44) and Sunil Narine (2 for 26) were the pick of the bowlers.