India finish 5th in ICC U-19 World Cup


Sharjah, Feb 27 (IANS) India overcame Tagenarine Chanderpaul's century to beat the West Indies by 46 runs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in a play-off match for the 5th-6th positions at the ICC Under-19 World Cup here Thursday.

Chanderpaul scored 112 from 136 balls with eight fours and a six as the West Indies, chasing India's mammoth 340/8, finished at 294/8. Chanderpaul finished the tournament with 293 runs with one century and two half-centuries.

Earlier, Ankush Bains (74), Sanju Samson (67) and Shreyas Iyer (66) batted well to help India post the highest total of the tournament. For the West Indies, Gudakesh Motie picked up 3/52 and Preston McSween bagged 2/74.

England and Australia will clash in the 3rd-4th position play-off at the ICC Academy 1 in Dubai. At ICC Academy 2, Pakistan and South Africa will prepare for Saturday's final to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Brief scores: India 340/8 in 50 overs (Ankush Bains 74, Sanju Samson 67, Shreyas Iyer 66; Gudakesh Motie 3/52, Preston McSween 2/74) lost to West Indies 294/8 in 50 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 112, Nicolas Pooran 54, Tristan Coleman 45; Chama Milind 2/50).

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