South Africa Crumbled As Windies Level Series 

PR – South Africa Under-19 crumbled under the relentless pressure exerted by the West  Indies Under-19 pace attack on a dry, Arnos Vale strip, which gave encouragement  to the bowlers throughout the fourth and final Youth One Day International, on  Monday January 03, 2022. 

Following a nail-biting, teeth-grinding third Youth ODI at the Cumberland Playing  Field on December 28, 2021, the West Indies Under-19 emerged victors in another  low-scoring affair, this time around. 

Once again skipper Ackeem Auguste called correctly, and the decision was to bat  first on a dry-looking surface. Leading the batting in another low-scoring encounter  was Teddy Bishop with a top-score OF 43 in a total of 126 all out in 35 overs.  Rivaldo Clarke made 30, and Jaden Carmichael 10, as wickets fell at 1 for 05, 2 for  12, 3 for 16, 4 for 74, 5 for 85, 6 for 104, 7 for 104, 8 for 116, 9 for 124, all out  126. 

Bowling for South Africa Dewald Brevis took 4 for 11, Aphiwe Mnyanda 2 for 19,  and Mathew Boast 2 for 41, with 21 extras made of 13 wides, 1 leg-bye, 5 byes,  and 2 no-balls. 

In reply, South Africa, chasing 127 for victory, were bundled out for 107. Jaden  Carmichael led the destruction with 3 for 14, McKenny Clarke 3 for 23, but it was  Johann Layne who took the first three wickets to fall, finishing with 3 for 34, which  set tone in a display reminiscent of the West Indies pace attack of old. 

Like attack wolves released from their cages, the pace trio of Layne, Thoirne, and  Clake were at the South Africans in a relentless, hostile display of fast bowling.  

Aphiwe Mnyanda top-scored with 20, Valentine Kitime chipped in with 13, and  Joshau Stephenson 11, but no other batsman survives the relentless pace. South  Africa lost wickets at 1 for 08, 2 for 12, 3 for 29, 4 for 37, 5 for 51, 6 for 56, 7 for  58, 8 for 65, 9 for 74, all out 107. 

Layne was voted by the two coaches as Player-of-the-Series, as the West indies  Under-19 wrapped up a 20-run victory against the South Africa Under-19s at the 

Arnos Vale in the fourth and final game of the Youth One Day International Series,  here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines; drawing the four match Series 2-all.  

The two squads left St. Vincent and the Grenadines for Guyana where they will  continue their preparation for the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.