West Indies into Quarter Finals of ICC World Cup
NAPIER, New Zealand – Captain Jason Holder led from the front with a match-winning bowling performance as West Indies beat United Arab Emirates at McLean Park on Sunday.
The 23-year-old took 4-27 to win the Man-of-the-Match award – the third four-wicket haul of his career. West Indies bowled out UAE for 175 and won by six wickets with 117 balls to spare. They finished fourth in Pool B to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Holder was well supported by new ball partner Jerome Taylor who took 3-36 – to move to 14 wickets – the fifth most in the tournament. Andre Russell (2-20) bowled with good pace and accuracy.
In the second half, Johnson Charles led the run chase with a half-century in his first match of the tournament. He topscord with 55 off 40 balls with nine fours and two sixes. Left-hander Jonathan Carter (50 not out) also played well to record the first half-century of his career.
West Indies will now travel to Wellington for their quarter-final match against New Zealand on Saturday. First ball at the Westpac Stadium is 2pm (9pm Friday Eastern Caribbean Time/8pm Friday Jamaica Time).
FULL SQUAD (with shirt numbers)
98 – Jason Holder (Captain)
7 – Marlon Samuels (Vice Captain)
62 – Sulieman Benn
78 – Jonathan Carter
25 – Johnson Charles
19 – Sheldon Cottrell
45 – Chris Gayle
33 – Nikita Miller
80 – Denesh Ramdin
24 - Kemar Roach
12 – Andre Russell
88 – Darren Sammy
54 – Lendl Simmons
50 – Dwayne Smith
75 – Jerome Taylor
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
Monday, Feb 16: Ireland beat West Indies by 4 wickets – Saxton Oval, Nelson
Saturday, Feb 21: West Indies beat Pakistan b y 150 runs – Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Tuesday, Feb 24: West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs – Munaka Oval, Canberra (day/night)
Friday, Feb 27: South Africa beat West Indies by 257 runs – SCG, Sydney (day/night)
Friday, Mar 6: India beat West Indies by 4 wickets – WACA Ground, Perth (day/night)
Sunday, Mar 15: West Indies beat United Arab Emirates by 6 wickets – McLean Park, Napier
QUARTER-FINAL: Saturday, Mar 21: vs New Zealand – Westpac Stadium, Wellington (day/night)