Friday 29 January 2010 

West Indies Claim Third Place In World Cup

West Indies Claim Third Place In World Cup
West Indies Claim Third Place In World Cup
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The West Indies beat Sri Lanka to claim a third-place finish in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand, Yannic Cariah scoring an unbeaten century to seal a six-wicket win in Christchurch.

Sri Lanka posted 291 for six, openers Denuwan Rajakaruna (94) and Udara Jayasundera (77) putting on 174 for the opening wicket before wickets before the West Indies hit back, Nelson Bolan taking two wickets.

In reply, Kraigg Brathwaite and Trevin Griffith fell for nought and one respectively before John Campbell (77) and Cariah, who was unbeaten on 110, put on 120 for the third wicket.

When Campbell fell, Shane Dowrich added 33 and Jermaine Blackwood hit 45 to support Cariah and ensure that the West Indies closed out the match with nine balls to spare.

Australia will meet Pakistan in the final.