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Rising Stars crash to heavy defeat at Under-19 World Cup

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Potchefstroom, South Africa – West Indies Women Rising Stars finished their campaign at the inaugural ICC Under-19 Women’s Twenty20 World Cup with a heavy defeat, when England whipped them by 95 runs.

In their final Super6 game at Senwes Park here Wednesday, the Caribbean unit found a target of 180 a mountain too high to climb, and stuttered to 84 for eight off their 20 overs.

Middle order batsman Djenaba Joseph was the stand-out, punching an unbeaten 44 from 42 deliveries with half-dozen fours but she was the only one to pass 20 as Player-of-the-Match, fast bowler Ellie Anderson, scythed through the innings to finish with five for 12.

The defeat was the third on the trot for the Rising Stars, coming on the back of a strong start to the group stage when they won their opening two matches.

“It definitely didn’t end how we wanted it to but I definitely enjoyed South Africa and the tournament was exceptional,” said West Indies Women Under-19s captain, Ashmini Munisar.

“For me and my teammates, we thought that it was an invaluable experience coming here to the first ever [Under-19 Women’s] World Cup and being pioneers.” (CMC)

Summarised scores:

England Women U19 179 for four off 20 overs (Grace Scrivens 56, Charis Pavely 29 not out, Seren Smale 28 not out; Ashmini Munisar 2-32). West Indies U19 84 for eight off 20 overs (Djenaba Joseph 44 not out; Ellie Anderson 5-12).  England won by 95 runs.

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