Under-19 World Cup: India Vs West Indies – Keacy Carty, Bowlers Guide West Indies to Maiden Title
Dhaka: The West Indies made an excellent bowling performance to outclass India by five wickets in the final match to win their maiden Under-19 World Cup tournament in the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.
In reply, Keacy Carty scored a match-winning hit of unbeaten 52 alongside Keemo Paul (40 not out) as the Windies chased down the total, achieving the goal in 49.3 overs.
Both incoming batsmen, Shimron Hetmyer (23) and Carty, held on after autumn of the two wickets in successive overs. The team was directed by them from that point on.
Hetmyer, appearing to hit a six, was captured at long-off by Armaan Jaffer. The West Indies were 67/3 in 23 rd
The sending-off gave Indians the assurance they were searching for as Dagar hit twice in successive overs shortly after, sending Springer and Jyd Goolie (3) packing. The West Indies were 77/5 inside the 29th over at that period.
But Paul held on under pressure, without losing and incoming batsman and Carty wickets to take them.
From there on India found it extremely hard to score as the pacers used the wicket that was helpful to good effect to refuse the batsmen any opportunity to score.
But the 15th over, a straightforward catch popped to mid off the bowling of John.
India’s woes deepened further when Armaan Jaffer (5) was shortly blown off to place India at 50/5 in the 18th over.
Sarfaraz, nevertheless, kept his focus undamaged and inched closer to a half century.
Mahipal Lomror (19) came in and gave some great support to Sarfaraz, but his stay was short-lived. The West Indies’ bowling that was remarkable was backed up by fit fielding.
As the lower order batsmen came in, Sarfaraz had no other choice but to stack on some fast runs and while seeming to do that, he fell leg-before-wicket off the bowling off John.
After his termination, the expectation of getting to a decent total in India extinguished