ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup: West Indies beat India by five wickets


New Delhi: West Indies beat India in the summit clash of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup by five wickets on Sunday in Dhaka.

Alzarri Joseph, Keacy Carty emerged as stars for the West Indies as the Caribbeans lift their maiden U-19 World Cup trophy.
Chasing a paltry total of 145, at one stage West Indies were reduced to 77 for five in 29 overs. But Keacy Carty (52) kept his calm and slammed a magnificent unbeaten half-century to take him team home, with three balls to spare.

Earlier, India had got off to a poor start after being offered to bat first, as they lost first five wickets for fifty runs, inside 18 overs.
However, in form Sarfaraz Khan came to the rescue as he played a sensible knock of 51 off 89 balls, with the help of five boundaries and a six. And with yet another fifty in the tournament, the 18-year-old broke the world record to become the only batsman to hit seven fifties in the U-19 World Cup.
However, he didn’t get any support from the other end as Indians kept losing wickets.
Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph created havoc in the Indian batting line up by picking the first three wickets — Ishan Kishan, Rishab Pant and Anmolpreet Singh, inside his first four overs.
During West Indian chase, Mayank Dagar picked up three wickets in the middle of the game to turn the match in India’s favour, but it didn’t prove enough as West Indies eventually won the game by five wickets.