India lift the ICC U19 World Cup for the fifth time

India U-19 Team World Cup
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It was a momentous day for Indian cricket as the U19 team lifted the World Cup Trophy for the fifth time in the history of the tournament.

India’s pacers did the job for them in the final as they decimated the England side to just 189 runs.

Raj Bawa and Ravi Kumar were scintillating with the ball and together they shared nine wickets between them.

Bawa took a fifer while Ravi Kumar took 4 for 34.

As for the Indian batsmen, it was Shaik Rasheed who put up a fifty, Nishant Sindhu remained 54 not out and Bawa also made a quickfire 35.

Although India somewhat lost the plot in the middle, they were never out of the chase.

England faced collapse right at the start of their innings. India’s pacers put a tremendous amount of pressure on them and scalped 7 wickets, and sent England reeling at 91.

After that James Rew and James Sales took matters into their hands and smashed the Indian spinners with their aggressive batting. They shared a 93 run partnership between them.

While they were batting, England were taking their score close to 225-240. But they were quickly cleaned up by Bawa and Ravi Kumar.

India for their part, also faced early difficulties when they lost Angkrish Raghuvanshi for a duck. Joshua Boyden put England back on track and it looked like they would win the final.

But, it was the excellent batting performance of India that made them the champions for the fifth time in the tournament.

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