Amory shines with the ball
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - A devastating bowling spell between Shiv Sankar and Nevisian Onaje Armory ensured that West Indies rebound with a seven wicket victory over Scotland at Warner Park.
Coming off a huge opening day defeat by Australia last Friday, West Indies were looking to get their campaign for a second trophy off with a win, and they did just that with a demolition job before a small crowd.
After winning the toss, West Indies inserted the visitors who never got out of first gear, as they lost two early wickets with 29 on the board. However, opener Oliver Davidson struck a patient 43 to help his side limp across the line to a well below par 95.
That is on par with the same total Bangladesh posted in their opening encounter one day prior, after succumbing to the pace of Sankar and the spin of Armory and Anderson Mahase.
At the end of the inning which lasted 35.1 overs, Sankar took 3 for 17, while Mahase and Armory both bagged two wickets each.
In reply, West Indies did not have it all their own way, losing three wickets in the small chase as Scotland bowled accurately.
In the end it was Teddy Bishop (23) and Jordan Johnson (14) who took the young Windies over the line.
At the end of the game, West Indies closed their innings on 96 for 3 off 19.1 overs, boosting their net run rate after their heavy defeat to Australia.
In another game in St. Kitts at the Conaree Ground, Sri Lanka took a big leap to the quarter finals when they took down Australia by five wickets, chasing 176 for victory.
Taking first strike, Australia struggled under the hot condition on the outskirts of Basseterre, but however reached a well below par total of 175 in good batting conditions.
In reply, Sri Lanka struggled to 177/6 in 37 overs, with Captain Dunith Wellalage leading from the front with a 53 from 71 deliveries.
With that victory, they now sit on top of Group D and are followed by the West Indies in second position.
Over in Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan stamped their authority in the tournament when they battered Zimbabwe by 115 runs.
Scores: Pakistan 300/9 and Zimbabwe 200.
Action continues this morning (Jan. 18) with a slate of three more games.
At the Warner Park Cricket Stadium, England will be battling against Canada.