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Bangladesh beat India to win the first title of the ICC U19 World Cup | Cricket News

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POTCHEFSTROOM: A handful of Bangladeshi boys created history by winning their country’s first cricket world title, impacting the defending Indian champions by three wickets in the clash of the ICC World Cup U19 summit on Sunday.

In a low-scoring final, Bangladesh first strangled India to a meager 177 in 47.2 overs and then did well enough to score the revised target of 170 in 42.1 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Once the game resumed after the rain, the goal was revised to 170 in 46 overs and with seven runs to get and three wickets in hand, it became a children’s game for the ‘Tiger Cubs’, as they wrote a golden chapter in the cricket history of his country.

India’s cricket battles with Bangladesh have been full of acrimony since the quarterfinals of the 2015 World Cup at the MCG and were only amplified with the kind of rude behavior some of Bangladesh’s players showed.

On Sunday too, some players from both sides almost hit each other at the end of the game and it was India’s coach, Paras Mhambrey, who was seen urging his boys to remain calm while watching Shoriful Islam swearing expletives before the camera.

Even then, the credit should go to Bangladesh’s 18-year-old captain, Akbar Ali, who showed nerves of steel with a 43-year-old patient who didn’t take 77 balls, which denied 88 of 121 balls of the most imagined opponent Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Akbar’s great ratio was there for everyone to see as he gathered his resources brilliantly and then batted responsibly, seeing Ravi Bishnoi’s threats from India and the fast spell of bowler Kartik Tyagi before reaching the line. of goal with ease.

There were two things that cost India dearly. While batting, India lost its last seven wickets for 21 races. And then, while defending, the amount of extras (33) thrown did matter in the final context of the game.

Bangladesh’s chase began in earnest with Parvez Hossain Emon (47 of 79 balls) and Tanzid Hasan (17) adding 50 in quick time, mainly due to the impressive offside game.

However, things changed once Bishnoi (4/30 in 10 overs) entered the attack and started bowling.

First he got Tanzid to hide in the depths and then made Mahmudul Hassan Joy (8) play with another mistake and Towhid Hridoy was also hit on the pads and Dhruv Jurel made an intelligent hit to put 65 by 4.

With Emon back in the cabin due to a hamstring injury, Captain Akbar showed composure at the time of the crisis, even when the left sailor Sushant Mishra in his second and third spells got a pair of wickets.

Then, it was Emon who again returned to 102 for 6 when Akbar finally got Bishnoi’s googlies, since there was a sweep for six. As Bishnoi did not have an effective leg fracture, he was removed from the attack.

Emon, despite the hamstring problems, fought hard before Jaiswal played with his part-time legs and Garg’s bet was worth it with the starter caught in the additional coverage region to be 143 by 7.

Previously, India’s batting withered under pressure when an excellent bowling attack in Bangladesh shot defending champions by a measly 177 in 47.2 overs.

Jaiswal (88 of 121 balls) was once again an outstanding player, but he did not seem to dominate for once the bowling unit of Bangladesh whose new bowlers Shoriful Islam (2/31 in 10 overs) and Tanzim Hasan Shakib (2 / 28 in 8.2 overs) literally suffocated the Indians to run.

The third winner Avishek Das (3/40 in 9 envelopes) was the most successful bowler in terms of figures, but it was Shoriful’s first spell with channeled aggression that put the Indians in the rear from the start.

Only 23 left the first 10 overs and India never recovered from the slow start despite a quiet 93-run position between Jaiswal and NT Tilak Verma (38 of 65 balls) in 23.2 overs.

Shoriful and Shakib were not afraid to sled Indian batters, as they did their best and managed to keep the ball away from lefties. The fielding was also agile and top-notch, which made it difficult for all Indian entries.

Once Jaiswal was out, the clear lack of match time for other Indian batters was evident as seven wickets fell for only 21 runs.



Times of India

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