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Windies Under 19 win

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2008 | 2:44 PM

The West Indies Under 19 had an easy 176-run victory against Papua New Guinea to keep their hopes alive of reaching the quarterfinals of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia.

Playing at the Royal Selangor Club, the Windies rattled up 319 off 49.4 overs, the highest score of the tournament.

Papua New Guinea was dismissed for 143 off 37.1 overs, with Jason Dawes grabbing four wickets for 25 runs.

Jamaican leg spinner Nkrummer Bonner supported with three for 15 from 6.1 overs.

Steven Jacobs was the star of the day with a stroke-filled 101 from just 86 balls.

Jamaican Andre Creary retired hurt on 11, while Bonner was undefeated on 34.

The West Indies lost its opening match on Monday to South Africa by three wickets. They now face India on Friday in a must-win situation.

India leads the group with two wins, while West Indies and South Africa have one each.

Hosts Malaysia beat Zimbabwe by 70 runs, while Bangladesh brushed aside Ireland by eight wickets and Sri Lanka crushed Namibia by 163 runs.