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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 March, 2004, 14:41 GMT
England denied U19 final
Under-19 World Cup semi-final, Dhaka:
West Indies 250-6 (50 overs) beat England 155 (39.1 overs) by 94 runs

Zamal Khan
Zamal Khan provided a late acceleration for West Indies
England's Under-19 World Cup campaign was brought to a halt as West Indies clinched a 94-run semi-final victory.

Chasing 250 under lights to win, England were bowled out for 155 in 39.1 overs, with four run outs.

On a slow pitch, only all-rounder Tim Bresnan looked like clinching the match with a big-hitting 41.

A dashing 72 by captain Denesh Ramdin provided the foundation and Zamal Khan smashed an unbeaten 60 as West Indies totalled 249-6 after winning the toss.

England had looked on top for much of the innings, Glamorgan bowler Adam Harrison leading the attack with 3-28.

Opener Xavier Marshall rode his luck in making 45, and Assad Fudadin contributed 51 before playing on to Harrison.

But it was not until Zamal joined Ramdin in a run-a-ball partnership of 87 for the sixth wicket that the Caribbean side began to nose in front.

Zamal stuck around to crash 13 from Daviod Stiff's final, leaving the Yorkshire seamer with unflattering figures of 0-41 off six overs.

England struggled to stay with a required run rate of five per over, with Ravi Bopara and Steven Davies both victims of their own aggression.

And by the time Cook was bowled by Ravi Rampaul, looking to make space on the off-side, their task was looking bleak.

Bresnan raised hopes in a 41-ball innings, with six fours and a six off spinner Rishi Bachan.

But an over of madness on Samit Patel's part, when he turned down a single to see Bresnan run out and then hoicked a shot to mid-on, left the tail too much to do.

Despite a resilient effort from James Hildreth , who hoisted Rampaul for six on his way to 27 from 29 balls, England were well behind the asking rate.

Three further run outs followed as the desperation increased.

A spectacular throw by mid-on fielder Lendl Simmons ending the job when he dismissed last man Mark Lawson for one.


England U19: *AN Cook, RS Bopara, SM Davies, SR Patel, JC Hildreth, +TJ New, TT Bresnan, LJ Wright, AJ Harrison, DA Stiff, MAK Lawson.

West Indies U19: XM Marshall, T Maraj, LMP Simmons, AB Fudadin, *+D Ramdin, JC Augustus, Z Khan, R Rampaul, LA Sebastien, R Bachan, M Matthew.





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