Raj Bawa with Bat, Ravi Kumar Roars, India beat England to be crowned 2022 U19 Cricket World Cup champions.
James Rew's 95 in vain while Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu shine with the bat for India
India are the 2022 ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup champions after beating England by four wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
It was India's seamers, not spinners, who plotted England's demise in the Under-19 World Cup final, when Raj Bawa and Ravi Kumar shared nine wickets and dismissed their opponents for 189. Bawa's 5-for-31 bowling effort was the greatest in a U-19 World Cup final, while Ravi ended with 4-for-34.
Even though India prevailed by four wickets, they were always in control of the chase. Shaik Rasheed got a fifty, Nishant Sindhu also went undefeated on 50, and Bawa hit an important 35. And, as is frequently the case with Indians in World Cup finals, it was a wicketkeeper who smashed the winning six to clinch the U19 World cup title.
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Despite the fact that England pounced with wickets that denied India from putting up massive partnerships, the low total of 190 put them under very little burden. England scored 189 thanks to James Rew's heroic 95, which saved them from 91 for 7 after Tom Prest won the toss and elected to bat.
With England on the verge of a sub-120 total, it was up to Rew, the final known batter, to take them back to something resembling a competing total. He combined with No. 9 James Sales for 93, with Rew the aggressor in the pair, increasing his speed as England edged closer to 200. Vicky Ostwal, the economical left-arm spinner, averaged 5.16 runs per over as Rew pulled or launched him over midwicket. As England passed 180, a 225-240 pursuit appeared to be in the cards.
But on 95, Rew pulled a harmless Ravi delivery to a fumbling, tumbling, juggling Tambe at deep midwicket before Thomas Aspinwall became Ravi's fourth victim three balls later. From the other end, Bawa combined with Bana once more to secure his five-wicket haul, and England left 31 balls unused, all out for 189 in 44.5 overs.
Rasheed reached fifty in the 27th over, but was caught on the leg side following a reckless heave off Sales. The same bowler then dismissed Dhull for 17 runs, giving England a glimmer of hope as India lost their fourth wicket with the score at 97.
Sindhu and Bawa, on the other hand, counterattacked. Sindhu blasted over cover and midwicket, while Bawa struck two sixes and one four. Before India could cross the finish line, two catches inside the ring sent Bawa and Tambe packing.
He reached fifty in 54 balls, and Bana wasted no time in wrapping up the competition. The first six landed on a deep square leg.
The second one flew past long-on, and even before it touched down, the camera moved to the India players sprinting in to celebrate.
- For his all-around effort, Bawa was chosen Player of the Match. Dewald Brevis of South Africa was named Player-of-the-Tournament for his 506 runs. Dhull joins Mohammad Kaif, Virat Kohli, Unmukt Chand, and Prithvi Shaw as India captains who have won the competition.