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On This Day : Bangladesh Stun India to Win Under-19 World Cup Title


CRICDOT DESK : Two years ago, on this day, Akbar Ali led Bangladesh to the world’s first title under the age of 19 at Senwespark in Potchefstroom, South Africa. In the final, he defeated the Indian side led by Priyam Garg in a rainy game with 3 wickets in the DLS method and won the trophy.

The Indian U19 side, who hit first, made a huff and puff on 177 runs and lost 10 wickets on a 47.2 over. Yashasvi Jaiswal recorded the best strike for India with 88 carries and 121 balls. Jaiswal’s knock was full of eight boundaries. Tilak Varma also made a valuable contribution from 65 to 38 runs, while wicket-keeper batter Druff Julel hit 38 to 22 runs.

With the exception of three, two Indian batters could not reach the double-digit mark-Siddhesh Veer and Kartik Tyagi were fired for ducks. Avishek Das has caused havoc to Indian thugs at his pace and diversity. He finished the match with three wickets, giving him only 40 runs. Shorry Islam and Tanjim Hasan Sakib each chose two gates.

Chasing a paltry 178 runs for the victory, Bangladesh openers – Parvez Hossain Emon (47 runs off 79 balls) and Tanzid Hasan (17 runs off 25 balls) – gave their side a decent start by adding 50 runs for the first wicket. However, following their departure, Bangladesh lost a flurry of wickets, which left them reeling at 102/6.

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Thereafter, Akbar took charge of the match and dragged his side across the line. He remained unbeaten at 43. Akbar`s knock came off 77 balls and it was laced with four boundaries and one six. During the Bangladesh inning, play was temporarily suspended due to rain on 163/7. When Bangladesh returned to the field, the goal was reduced to 170 with 46 overs.

They chased the target with a 42.1 over. Ravi Bishnoi chose four gates for India. Sushant Mishra requested two wickets and Jaiswal admitted one.

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