Windies outplay Dravid-Platoon, Crowned Champs in ICC U19 WC

West Indies

Dhaka: West Indies junior cricket team has been crowned champions and lifted the ICC Under 19 World Cup for the first time in their cricket history as they outplayed India in the high-voltage final here on Sunday.

It was for the first time, West Indies lifted the Under19 World Cup. Previously, they were ended runner-ups in 2004.

Chasing a measurable 147-run target, the Caribbean side proceeded the game watchfully and registered a comprehensive 5-wicket win over India.

Though, they were struggling with 77/5 in the 29th over, but Keacy Carty and Keemo Paul handled the situation well and helped their side to a historic World Cup triumph.

Carty played wonderful knock and scored an unbeaten 52-run knock while Paul scored an unbeaten 40-run knock. Both of them made an unbeaten 69-run sixth wicket stand which helped their side to go past the target.

Previously, the winners invited the Indians to bat first in the bowling-friendly track and totally outplayed the in-form side. India were bundled out for 146. Apart from Sarfaraz Khan, no one had able to stand in front of the attacking Windies bowling. Sarfarz had scored a solid 51-run knock.

Alzarri Joseph and Ryan John bagged three wickets to destroy the Indian batting.