Dominica’s Stephan Pascal leads West Indies to win against England, PM Skerrit congratulates

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West Indies U-19 skipper Stephan Pascal played the captain knock and led his team to victory by contributing 58 runs. It is to be noted that Dominica’s star player, Stephen Pascal, scored his maiden half-century and defeated England by 2 wickets in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. The game was played at North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom, on 26th January 2024.

Notably, Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of Dominica, also extended congratulations to Stephen Pascal and Nathan Edward for their excellent contribution and thrilling performance.

While congratulating the players, PM Skerrit stated, “Congratulations to Dominica’s Stephan Pascal on his maiden half-century as the West Indies beat England in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup. Good going, Skipper. Kudos also to Nathan Edward of Dominican parentage for his contribution of runs and wickets to the Windies effort.

Nathan Edward was also awarded the Player of the Match award. Picture Credits: Fb accounts
Nathan Edward was also awarded the Player of the Match award. Picture Credits: Fb accounts

Nathan Edward’s all-round performance also played a pivotal role in helping West Indies beat England. He took 3 wickets by giving away runs and then scored an unbeaten 49 runs in 80 balls. For his excellent performance with both bat and bowl, he was also awarded the Player of the Match award.

The Playing XI of West Indies in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup against England 

  1. Adrian Weir
  2. Stephan Pascal
  3. Joshua Dorne
  4. Jordan Johnson
  5. Mavendra Dindyal
  6. Jewel Andrew
  7. Nathan Edward
  8. Tarrique Edward
  9. Raneico Smith
  10. Isai Throne
  11. Raneico Smith

The Playing XI of England in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup against West Indies

  1. Jaydn Denly
  2. Ben McKinney
  3. Noah Thain
  4. Hamza Shaikh
  5. Luc Benkenstein
  6. Charlie Allison
  7. Dominic Kelly
  8. Jack Carney
  9. Farhan Ahmed
  10. Eddie Jack
  11. Tazeem Ali

The toss was won by West Indies Under-19 and they elected to field first. The umpires of the match were Rashid Riaz, RE Black and Gazi Soehl. 

Batting performance by England players in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup against West Indies

The opener of the England, Jaydn Denly, was not able to contribute with his bat and got out in 0. The other opener, Ben McKinney, scored 26 runs in 30 balls with a strike rate of 87 with 3 fours.

Hamza Shaikh was the highest run scorer from England. Picture Credits: Fb accounts
Hamza Shaikh was the highest run scorer from England. Picture Credits: Fb accounts

The highest run scorers from England were Hamza Shaikh and Noah Thain, who contributed 54 runs in 83 balls at a strike rate of 65 and 40 runs in 65 balls at a strike rate of 62, respectively. Hamza Shaikh hit 7 fours and Noah Thain hit 4 fours.

Performances of other players from England with bat

  • Luc Benkenstein scored 1 run in 4 balls at a strike rate of 25.
  • Charlie Allison scored 8 runs in 14 balls at a strike rate of 57, having scored 1 four. 
  • Dominic Kelly scored 4 runs in 15 balls at a strike rate of 27.
  • Jack Carney scored 10 runs in 23 balls at a strike rate of 43.
  • Farhan Ahmed scored 16 runs in 26 balls at a strike rate of 62, having scored 1 four. 
  • Eddie Jack scored 17 runs in 12 balls at a strike rate of 142. 
  • Tazeem Ali scored 2 runs in 4 balls at a strike rate of 50. 

Bowling performance by West Indies players in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup against England 

Nathan Edward was the highest wicket-taker from the West Indies as he took three crucial wickets by giving away 28 runs at an economy rate of 4.31 in 6.3 overs.

Isai Thorne, Raneico Smith and Tarrique Edward took 2 wickets by giving away 40, 28 and 40 runs at an economy rate of 4.44, 4.67 and 4.00 respectively.

Performances of other players from West Indies with ball 

  • Nathan Sealy took 1 wicket by giving away 39 runs at an economy rate of 3.90 in 10 overs. 
  • Joshua Dorne gave away 14 runs with no wicket at an economy rate of 2.80 in 5 overs. 

Batting performance by West Indies players in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup against England

The opener of West Indies, Adrian Weir, was also not able to contribute any runs for his team and got out for 0 in 6 balls. The other opener and the captain, Stephen Pascal, played the knock of 58 runs in 84 balls with a strike rate of 69 with 6 fours. The highest run scorer from the West Indies team was Nathan Edward, who scored 49 runs in 80 balls with a strike rate of 61, hitting 4 fours and 1 six.

Performances of other players from West Indies with bat

  • Joshua Dorne scored 8 runs in 12 balls with a strike rate of 67, having scored 2 fours. 
  • Jordan Johnson scored 31 runs in 17 balls with a strike rate of 182, having scored 4 fours and 2 sixes. 
  • Mavendra Dindyal scored 14 runs in 15 balls with a strike rate of 93, having scored 3 fours. 
  • Jewel Andrew scored 2 runs in 10 balls at a strike rate of 20. 
  • Nathan Sealy scored 1 run in 5 balls at a strike rate of 20.
  • Tarrique Edward scored 5 runs in 15 balls at a strike rate of 33. 
  • Raneico Smith did not score a run.

Meanwhile, Isai Thorne and Raneico Smith did not get a chance to bat. 

Bowling performance by England players in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup against West Indies

The highest wicket-taker from the side of England was Tazeem Ali, who took three wickets by giving away 34 runs at an economy rate of 3.40.

Performances of other players from West Indies with ball 

  • Dominic Kelly took 1 wicket by giving away 44 runs at an economy rate of 8.80.
  • Jaydn Denly gave away 17 runs with no wickets at an economy rate of 3.40.
  • Farhan Ahmed took 2 wickets by giving away 33 runs at an economy rate of 3.30.
  • Eddie Jack gave away 58 runs and took 1 wicket at an economy rate of 5.80.
  • Luck Benkenstein took 1 wicket by giving away at an economy rate of 3.00.

The players of both teams performed very well and displayed their best game. However, Stephen Pascal and Nathan Edward led their team to victory.

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