India Won U19 World Cup 2022
On Saturday, India won the ICC U19 World Cup for the fifth time, beating England in North Sound, Antigua, at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. The Yash Dhull-led squad beat the Three Lions by 4 wickets in the top encounter. India has won the World Cup in the U19 category four times previously, in 2012, 2008, 2000, and 2018.
Harnoor Singh and Shaik Rasheed joined forces at the crease and put on a 2nd wicket stand of 49 runs. England roared back into the game in the 18th over, dismissing Harnoor (21), dropping India to 49/2.
Subsequently, skipper Yash Dhull accompanied Rasheed in the midst, and the two batsmen put up a 46-run partnership, putting Rasheed (50) over the 50-run mark. Nevertheless, as soon as he hit the landmark, he surrendered his wicket to James Sales. Sales dismissed Dhull (17) during his next over, reducing India to 97/4, with 93 runs still needed for victory.
After that, Raj Bawa (35) with Nishant Sindhu (50*) assured India wouldn’t lose any more wickets in a row. In conclusion, India won the U19 World Cup for the 5th time with a four-wicket victory.
Earlier, India knocked England out for 189 within 45 overs, with Raj Bawa taking five wickets while Ravi Kumar four. England struggled over the initial half of the innings before James Rew’s brave 95-run performance propelled the Three Lions above the 180-run line.
England chose to bat first and got off to one of the worst possible starts, with left-arm bowler Ravi Kumar picking up two wickets in the opening four overs (Jacob Bethell and Tom Prest). George England was dropping wickets at periodic intervals, and by the 17th over, he was down to 61-6. Ravi Kumar eliminated Rew in the 44th over, leaving him 5 runs below a century.
England’s downfall began with Rew’s wicket, and they lost the remaining 2 wickets to give India a 190-run mark in the final.
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