Cricket: West Indies win U-19 World Cup title in finals vs India

Pacemen, Keacy Carty take West Indies U-19 to World Cup title

The victorious West Indian team (ICC photo)

The victorious West Indian team (ICC photo)

Stabroek News – On February 14, 2016

(ICC) Only time will tell how West Indies Under-19 lifting the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016 trophy will impact the health of the game, especially in their islands. But 11 young boys led by Shimron Hetmyer were hardly thinking about the ramifications of their performance on the big picture as they scripted a tense five-wicket win over India Under-19 in the final at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.

That the West Indians’ minds were very much in the present was evident in the fourth ball of India’s innings after West Indies elected to field on a green-tinged pitch that was being used for the third time in the tournament. Standing outside his crease to Alzarri Joseph, Rishabh Pant was caught unawares as Tevin Imlach’s underarm throw gave him a stumping off the tournament’s fastest bowler. 

Late to switch on on the big day, India was blown away by a disciplined pace attack led by Joseph and Chemar Holder and was bowled out for 145 in 45.1 overs. After that India fought hard through Mayank Dagar’s three wickets but Pant, who was ordinary behind the stumps, missed an edge off Keemo Paul in the 41st over. Paul remained unbeaten on 40 off 68 balls and his unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 69 runs with Keacy Carty (52 not out in 125 balls) got the job done with three balls left as West Indies won its first title in 11 editions.  [Read more]

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  • Dave Kaufmann  On February 15, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Well done ; hold on to your passion There are more challenges to win

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