West Indies Rising Stars U19s put in a command performance against South Africa U19s on Tuesday to level the series 1-1.
The home team won the toss and elected to bowl first which worked to their advantage as they were able to dismiss the visitors for a paltry total of 103 off 31.3 overs.
Left-arm spinner Jaden Carmichael was the leading bowler with 3-25 off 8.3 overs as the South Africans slipped to 79-8 at one stage.
He was well supported by fellow left-arm spinner Anderson Mahase (2-34) along with pacers McKenny Clarke (2-12) and Johan Layne (2-14).
The West Indies made light of the total as they raced to 104-2 off 24.2 overs, to win the second match by eight wickets.
Opener Matthew Nandu then anchored the run chase. The left-hander struck a patient unbeaten 42 from 75 balls as the host easily overhauled the target.
After West Indies lost Shaqkere Parris for duck, Nandu and Teddy Bishop put on 58 for the second wicket.
Bishop struck three fours in a breezy 37-ball knock while Captain Auguste was equally dominant, striking four boundaries in his fluent 24-ball innings of 28 not out.
Earlier, Michael Copeland top-scored with 24 from 52 balls with two fours and a six but was one of only two top-order batsmen to reach double figures and the only one to pass 20 for South Africa.
They slumped to 12-3 in the seventh over with Layne making two early strikes, and there was no real recovery as Clarke kept the pressure on with the key wickets of Andile Simelane (14) and Gerhard Maree (9) to hurt the middle order.
Copeland’s resistance ended when he perished in the 26th over, bowled by Carmichael who took three of the last five wickets to fall.
The third Youth ODI will be played at the Cumberland Ground on Thursday. First ball is 9:30 am (8:30 am Jamaica Time).
West Indies Rising Stars U19s: Ackeem Auguste (captain), Giovonte Depeiza (vice-captain), Onaje Amory, Teddy Bishop, Carlon Bowen-Tuckett, Jaden Carmichael, McKenny Clarke, Rivaldo Clarke, Jordan Johnson – left-hand bat/right-arm leg-spin, Johann Layne, Anderson Mahase, Matthew Nandu, Shaqkere Parris, Shiva Sankar, Isai Thorne
South Africa U19s: George van Heerden (captain), Liam Alder, Matthew Boast, Dewald Brevis, Michael Copeland, Ethan Cunningham, Valentine Kitime, Kwena Maphaka, Gerhard Maree, Aphiwe Mnyanda, Andile Simelane, Jade Smith, Kaden Solomons, Joshua Stephenson, Asakhe Tshaka
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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