The West Indies have won the ICC Under-19 World Cup for the first time in their history after beating pre-tournament favorites India by five wickets in a tense final in Mirpur, Bangladesh on Sunday.
India who were sent in to bat, struggled against brilliant bowling and sharp fielding, slipping to 50-5 and were eventually bowled out for 145 in 45.1 overs with only Sarfaraz Khan who got 51 and Rahul Batham with 21, offering any real resistance. The innings included 23 extras.
The West Indies got a scare in their chase of the 146 run victory target, slipping from 67-2 to 77-5 in the 29th over before Player of the Match Keacy Carty with a top score of 52 and Keemo Paul 40, shared an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 69 to guide them home at 146-5 with three balls to spare.
Left-arm spinner Mayank Dagar was India’s top bowler, having claimed 3-25.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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