Soweto, South Africa – Antonio Morris smashed a superb 96 not out as West Indies fought back and avoided a potential upset in their warm-up match with Canada.
Morris, whose knock came off 93 balls contained six fours and three sixes as Windies prevailed with 19 balls to spare.
He was ably supported by Nyeem Young (70) as the duo combined to put on a 123-run partnership for the sixth wicket as the 2016 champions narrowly avoided defeat.
Antonio Morris and Coach Graeme West
At one stage, the Windies were 59 for four chasing Canada’s 271 for nine to win, with seamer Rishiv Joshi (four for 23) the pick of the bowlers for the North Americans.
Earlier, Young (four for 70) also contributed in suppressing Canada’s batting mayhem with critical wickets, albeit with a return of expensive figures.
Canada, who have never progressed past the first round in the tournament, were aided by a half-century from Akhil Kumar (59) and a late blitz from Ayush Verma (42 not out) towards their competitive score.
Their bowling kept the Windies on the back foot as the top order fell away without any meaningful scores, only for Morris and Young to combine to perfect effect in the latter stages.
Source: ICC Media Zone