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Despite good bowling from Jonathan Conolly and a fine fighting innings of 65 from the captain Liam Roche, the Zimbabwe Under-19 team went down to their West Indian counterparts by 70 runs in the third and final youth one-day international at Harare Sports Club today. he tourists therefore took the series by two victories to one.

After their inspired performance in the second match, played at Peterhouse College in Marondera on Wednesday, the Zimbabweans could not repeat it as the West Indians came out this time fighting hard and in fine form.

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The five-match Youth One-Day International series between the South Africa Under-19s and West Indies U19s will go down to the wire after the tourists won the fourth game by four wickets to make it 2-2 in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday.

The hosts, who were looking to wrap up the series in game four, were let down by their batting as they were bowled out for just 207 after losing the toss and being asked to bat first. 

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The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies today named a 15-member Windies Test squad for the Tour of England, starting later this month. Opening batsman Kyle Hope and left-handed all-rounder Raymon Reifer are the only two uncapped players in the squad for the tour which will feature the first ever day/night Test in England from August 18 to 22 at Edgbaston. The second match will be at Headingley (August 25 to 29) with the third at Lord’s (September 7 to 11).

On the announcement of the squad, Courtney Browne, Chairman of Selection Panel of CWI, said: “The core group of this squad has been playing together from the Test series against India last year in the Caribbean. The group is developing nicely and we are already seeing some good signs from some individual players and the team as a whole. Our bowling again has shown that hard work and consistency will bring success. This bowling group has played around 10 Test matches consecutively and quite a number of ODIs together over the last year, and they had success which augurs well for their continued development.

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Openers, Jiveshan Pillay and Matthew Breetzke both hit centuries as the Coca-Cola South Africa under-19s went 2-1 up in their five-match series against West Indies after a thumping, 115-run victory in the third Youth One-Day International in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.

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Cricket West Indies (CWI) have today confirmed that batsman Darren Bravo is available with immediate effect to play in all forms of cricket, following his apology to CWI and the President, Dave Cameron.

President Cameron said, “In early November 2016, I gave an interview to SportsMax TV during which I discussed player retainer contracts and the grades of contract that had been awarded to certain players. In the course of the interview I stated that Darren Bravo had previously been on an ‘A’ contract, which I have since been advised is not correct. I apologize for the misstatement, and wish to assure Mr. Bravo that there was no insult or offense intended towards him. Darren is a senior cricketer who has been a valuable part of the WINDIES set up for a long time, and I would hope to see his game continue to progress and mature, at both regional and international level.”

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South Africa's Under-19s suffered a narrow two-wicket loss against West Indies in their second Youth One-Day International in Pietermaritzburg as the visitors levelled the series 1-1 on Wednesday.

Wandile Makwetu struck a half-century for the home side as they posted a modest 208/8 from their 50 overs. This after captain Raynard van Tonder won the toss and opted to bat first.

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Riding on skipper Virat Kohli's unbeaten century, India defeated West Indies by eight wickets in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Sabina Park Stadium.

Kohli (111 not out) and middle-order batsman Dinesh Karthik (50 not out) helped India on Thursday to outplay the hosts and clinched the five match ODI series 3-1.

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