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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Ali, Shoriful lead Bangladesh to first historic U19 World Cup glory

Bangladesh beat India to win maiden Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2020.

Yashasvi Jaiswal once again showed why he's one to watch out for in the future, cracking 88 off 121 balls. His dismissal then set in motion an Indian collapse of 21 for 7 in 7.4 overs.

In pursuit of 178, Bangladesh suffered a similar collapse, losing 6 for 52, as both sides seemed to be passing the trophy to each other.

Dropped catches, fumbles, overthrows, over-the-top appeals, and also rain made an appearance as well, leaving the sides scrambling for DLS calculations. After the weather cleared, the target was adjusted to 170, and Bangladesh needed seven off 30 balls with three wickets in hand.

Bangladesh beat India to win first historic U19 Cricket World Cup 2020.

 Captain Akbar Ali and No.9 Rakibul Hasan rose above all the chaos upon resumption and coolly led Bangladesh to their first-ever ICC title at any level. It was Hasan who struck the winning runs, when he stepped out and launched the Under-19 Asia Cup hero Atharva Ankolekar over midwicket. The celebrations that followed were as crazy as the game itself.

 Parvez Hossain Emon, who had retired hurt on 25 in the 13th over, made a heroic return, much like how an injured Tamim Iqbal had done during the Asia Cup in 2018, and made a vital 47 off 79 balls to bring the target within Bangladesh's reach.

 Shoriful Islam had also played a starring role in Bangladesh's historic win. He bowled rip-roaring spells with both the new ball and the old one. He was electric in the field - and off his own bowling too. Tanzim Hasan Sakib and Avishek Das, too, bowled intense spells as India's batting line-up wilted in the face of relentless bowling.

ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2020 Final Scores...

 Bangladesh Under-19s 170 for 7 (Emon 47, Ali 43*, Bishnoi 4-30) beat India Under-19s (Jaiswal 88, Das 3-40, Islam 2-31) by three wickets (via DLS method)

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