It's like a dream come true, Bangladesh U-19 captain Akbar Ali after winning World Cup

WION Web Team Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa Feb 10, 2020, 07.54 AM(IST)

Bangladesh U-19 team players with the World Cup (Twitter/ @cricketworldcup) Photograph:( Twitter )

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Yashaswi Jaiswal became the second Indian batsman (first was Shikhar Dhawan) to score 400+ runs in the tournament, he was declared the Player of the tournament. 

 

Bangladesh Under-19 team lifts the ICC U-19 World Cup after beating Indian team by 3 wickets. 

The Bangla Tigers have been declared the World Champions for the first time in the history of cricket. Their commitment towards the tournament was evident as the team arrived a month before the tournament began. They began training for the cup before any team's arrival. 

India has won the U-19 World cup four times (2000, 2008, 2012, 2018). 

The final face-off between the 'underdogs' Bangladesh and 'mighty' India was scheduled on Sunday. India was off to a great start, they were at 103/1. But post-Tilak Verma's dismissal, Indian middle-order fell consistently until they were all out on 177 in 47.2 overs. 

Indian opener Yashaswi Jaiswal scored the most for the team. 

In reply, Bangladesh had a slumpy start, they were down with a loss of six wickets at 106. Until their skipper, Akbar Ali's 43 (not out) got the team back on track. A brief rain break meant a revised target of 170 from 46 overs, with Rakibul Hasan scoring the winning run to secure a three-wicket victory. Bangladesh chased the total in just 42.1 overs.  

Bangladesh's captain was the adjudged the Man of the Match after his brave performance for his team, he said: "When I entered, we needed a partnership. I told my partner that and we shouldn't lose a wicket. The planning was simple. We knew that India won't let it easy, they are a challenging side. We knew it would be a difficult chase. I am a person who wants to keep things simple. In the first half, I didn't get much chance. So was waiting for my chance."

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Yashaswi Jaiswal became the second Indian batsman (first was Shikhar Dhawan) to score 400+ runs in the tournament, he was declared the Player of the tournament. 

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Bangla skipper was emotional while lifting the cup he said: "It's like a dream coming true. It's all about the hard work that we put in the last 2 years. I can't thank the coaching staff enough for the support both on and off the field. It's purely hard work,".

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India 177 all out in 47.2 overs (Y. Jaiswal 88, T. Varma 38, D. Jurel 22; A. Das 3-40, T. Sakib 2-28, S. Islam 2-31)

Bangladesh 170-7 in 42.1 overs (P. Emon 47, A. Ali 43 not out; R. Bishnoi 4-30, S. Mishra 2-25)