India beats England in ICC U19 World Cup Final to clinch its fifth title
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India beats England in ICC U19 World Cup Final to clinch its fifth title: India U19 has thrashed England U19 in the Bull Ring of the U19 World Cup Final to clinch its record-extending fifth U19 World Cup. Despite being derailed due to the Covid outbreak, the Indian contingent outplayed every single opposition in the U19 World Cup and remained unbeaten in the tournament.

Yash Dhull-led team India clinched the U19 World Cup 2022 title by four wickets on Saturday to etch their names in the history books.

To defy the odds, team India had the challenge to go beyond the trend and make the outing a memorable one. In the four matches played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, before the marquee final, teams opting to bat first had comprehensively registered a victory.

Despite such a harsh record, team India registered a win after chasing the total against England in Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.

England U19 vs India U19 Match Report:

English skipper Tom Prest won the toss and invited India to have a ball first. Despite the early setback of failing to win the toss, India didn’t lose its hopes.

To begin the destruction of England’s batting unit, Ravi Kumar started off pretty well. The left-arm pacer provided an early breakthrough in his first over of the match. 

In his second over, Kumar scalped the wicket of England skipper Tom Prest for a duck. With two early wickets, England was on complete backfoot. England were two down in 18 runs.

Soon, pacer Raj Bawa was given his spell of overs and he didn’t disappoint either. The speedster sent back George Thomas, Will Luxton, and George Bell in quick succession. England’s hopes were comprehensively shattered after their top five departed at a poor score of 47-5.

James Rew was devastated at the non-striker’s end to see his teammates departing for dismal scores, but he played gritty innings which came to rescue the English side in the final. Rew scored 95 runs before getting dismissed by sensational Ravi Kumar.

Team India’s beautiful pace performance put India in a commanding position against the Englishmen. Yash Dhull and Co bowled out England for a score of 189 in the all-important final of the ICC U19 World Cup 2022.

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India beats England in ICC U19 World Cup Final to clinch its fifth title.

Raj Bawa was the pick of the bowlers as he completed his fifer while Ravi Kumar scalped four wickets and Kaushal Tambe got one into his bag.

In pursuit of 189 runs, India didn’t have a perfect start either. Joshua Boyden picked up Angkrish Raghuvanshi in the second delivery of India’s innings.

Shaik Rasheed and Harnoor Singh took control of the situation following Raghuvanshi’s wicket and took India close to the team half-century before the dismissal of Harnoor Singh.

Rasheed completed his fifty while Yash Dhull contributed with 32 balls 17 runs before returning back to the dugout.

To complement, Shaik Rasheed’s innings, Nishant Sindhu scored a quickfire half-century and remained unbeaten until the end of the innings.

Raj Bawa wrapped his final outing on a high as he contributed with well crafted 35 runs to take India closer to the title.

To finish the job, Dinesh Bana, the wicketkeeper-batsman, tonked a sensational six and concluded the entire hussle of winning the U19 World Cup 2022 title.

Team India defeated England by four wickets to get their hands on India’s fifth U19 World Cup trophy. Raj Bawa was adjudged as the Plyer of the Match for his all round performance with both bat and ball. While South Africa’s Dewald Brevis was awarded the Player of the Series award.

Brief Scores – England U19 vs India U19:

England U19 – 189/10

James Rew – 95 (116) / James Sales – 34*(65)

Raj Bawa – 5/31 / Ravi Kumar – 4/34

India U19 – 195/6

Shaik Rasheed – 50(84) / Nishant Sindhu – 50*(54)

Joshua Boyden/James Sales/Thomas Aspinwall – 2 wickets each

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