BLOG: Under-19 World Cup from Dubai

We have a Badger at the Under-19 World Cup in the UAE. Here is his first blog post…

After leaving the cold of the UK, the weather change was obviously good to feel once I landed in Dubai. The warm sun and beautiful seas were a delight!

After a few days sunbathing, it was off to first game of the tournament.

Having arrived at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium for the first round of matches, the West Indies were pitted against South Africa.

Quite a few Proteas fans turned up and the watched their young side put on a competitive total of 198 after a slow start and a middle order collapse.

The Windies’ reply got off to a terrible start with some decent fast bowling by 18-year-old Kagiso Rabada, whose first three overs were maidens including two wickets.

Windies captain Ramaal Lewis put up some resistance, but it was all in vain as SA won by 98 runs.

After what was a long day, it was nice to retire back to the the hotel to have a beer and watch Lizzie Yarnold win the skeleton gold for GB.

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