West Indies and Pakistan will meet on Sunday at the historic Queen's Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, in the final of the CLICO International Under-15 Cricket Competition . Pakistan stormed to a 6 wicket win over Bangladesh and West Indies beat Malaysia by 8 wickets in Thursday's semi-finals in Grenada. Spin bowlers again featured prominently.
West Indian slow-left arm bowlers Kaveem Hodge took 4 wickets for 33 runs and Derone Davis 2 for 22 runs as Malaysia was bowled out for 160 runs. Zubair Asyaf made 39 runs and Keithan Goonasagarn made 33 runs.
Kraigg Brathwaite garnered a further 52 runs, teaming with Ramon Senior to add 117 runs for the second wicket as West Indies quickly accumulated runs. Senior was left 69 runs not out when victory came in the 25th over. Sunil Amrbis made 35 not out.
The Pakistan bundled out Bangladesh for 126 (47.5 overs) with Kumail Abbas taking 3 wickets for 22 runs. Didar Hussan made a valiant 66 runs for Bangladesh. Muhammad Babar then made 64 runs and Muhammad Naeem 36 runs as Pakistan cruised to success in the 32nd over by 6 wickets.
West Indies will be keen to avenge a narrow loss to Pakistan in the Final of the Knockout Competition one week ago in St Kitts. Malaysia and Bangladesh will meet at the Queen's Park Oval on Saturday to determine 3rd place.
The Nethelands beat Kenya by 60 runs in Tobago to clinch 7th place. Stefan Ekelmans made 51 runs as the Dutch tallied 172 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. Irfan Karim responded with 50 runs for Kenya, but Nick Wories gained control of the match, taking 5 wickets for just 12 runs. Kenya was bowled out for 112 runs in the 45th over.