Bangladesh shocked four-time World Champions India to clinch their maiden U19 World Cup title on Sunday in Potchefstroom. The facet led by skipper Akbar Ali shocked India within the remaining by three wickets to win the match. In the low-scoring finale between the 2 groups, Bangladesh elected to bowl after profitable the toss after which choked India to a low complete of 177 in 47.2 overs. In reply, Bangladesh captain Ali performed a captain’s knock, scoring 43 off 74 balls to assist his facet chase down the revised goal of 170/1 in 42.1 underneath Duckworth-Lewis methodology.
The match was interrupted due to rain, however by the point, Bangladesh have been already in a profitable place. Once play resumed after rain, goal was revised to 170 and with seven runs to get and three wickets in hand, it grew to become a cakewalk for the ‘Tiger Cubs’ as they scripted a golden chapter of their nation’s cricket historical past. Cricket fraternity was fast to reward the Bangladesh crew for his or her spirited efforts. Here is how the twitterati reacted:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 9, 2020
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) February 9, 2020
Well carried out, Bangladesh. First crew to attain South Africa forward of the #U19CWC. Two years of getting the crew collectively and making ready for this match. Our neighbours have their first ICC trophy within the cupboard courtesy the arduous work and imaginative and prescient. Congrats. 👏👏
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 9, 2020
This has been a U19CWC remaining to savor. Well performed to each groups for placing on a spectacle. Some of the bowling at present was so intense and mature. Congrats to @BCBtigers on their first World Cup. Well deserved👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) February 9, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 9, 2020
This is a big second for Bangladesh cricket. And on the proof of at present’s match, very effectively deserved. #U19CWCFinal
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 9, 2020
After the match, Bangaldesh captain Akbar Ali stated: “When I entered, we needed a partnership. I told my partner that and we shouldn’t lose a wicket. The planning was simple. We knew that India won’t let it easy, they are a challenging side. We knew it would be a difficult chase. I am a person who wants to keep things simple. In the first half, I didn’t get much chance. So wanted to prove a point.”