U-19 World Cup Final: How Dravid’s boys failed to cross the final hurdle

first_imgWelcome to the Live Updates of the U19 World Cup final between India and West Indies Updates:Here’s what the two captains had to say after the final match Hetmyer: “No words to explain the feeling right now. We showed we deserved to be champions. It’s pretty difficult to differentiate between Joseph and Holder. They bowled really well, hit the right areas and kept the batsmen under pressure. Carty played really well, Keemo kept a calm head and got the game over. We will celebrate properly, but going back home, we will disperse and go back to each of our regional teams, to play in the four-day tournament.”THAT winning feeling!! Congratulations West Indies the #U19CWC champions 2016 pic.twitter.com/Nn0INAgXmR ICC (@ICC) February 14, 2016Ishan Kishan: “They bowled in the right areas, it wasn’t easy to bat in the morning. We fought hard, but dropping catches was very crucial. Very disappointed, batting first was a challenge, but we are used to these conditions. No excuses from our front. We had a good tournament, I just want to say we must have fielded well today, but we will look after ourselves – in the future.”Keacy Carty is the Man of the MatchBangladesh skipper Mehedy Hassan is the Player of the tournament West Indies innings: West Indies have overpowered the favourites India in all departments of the game today. Their pacers decimated the Indian top-order after which Sarfraz Khan tried to rebuild. But the medium-pacers kept picking wickets in the middle overs to peg India back. Dravid’s men were able to manage only 145 runs. advertisementThe Indian new-ball bowlers started well by picking up early wickets. Mayank Dagar got India back into the game with three wickets. But a 69-run partnership between Keemo Paul and Kaecy Carty meant West Indies got over the line with five wickets in hand. Carty played a patient knock of 52 from 125 balls on Sunday.  49.3 overs: It’s Keemo Paul who hits the winning runs. The West Indies dug out has gone berserk. They have won their maiden U-19 World Cup title.  WI 146/5. The 66-run partnership between Carty and Paul has been crucial for West Indies. The two batsmen held their nerves to take West Indies close to the target. Briliant stuff.   48 overs: Lomror to bowl the penultimate over of the match. Carty reaches his fifty. Was the a match-winning knock? WI 140/5. They need 6 from 10. 9 from 12.  18 off 24… 45 overs: One run off Lomror’s over. West Indies need 24 of the last five overs.  Here’s the winners roll from the #U19CWC’s so far, West Indies have never won it before…https://t.co/99b0M2Yv7l pic.twitter.com/HoWZqH7E7i ICC (@ICC) February 14, 201644 overs: Carty and Paul have made best use of the powerplay.  They have added 44 runs to the total. They started slow but accelerated after the fielding restrictions were in place. Indian bowlers are struggling to get a breakthrough. West Indies are inching towards their maiden title here. Is there another turning point in this match? WI 121/5. The final powerplay has been taken.  40 overs: Two maiden on the trot. It’s Khaleel this time. India are holding their nerves here. The asking rate is almost five now. WI 102/5.  39 overs: Maiden over from Mayank Dagar. He is keeping the pressure on the West Indies batsmen.  WI 102/5.Matthew Hayden is all praise for Dagar who has the guts to give the ball a lot of loop.  Fine spell from Dagar #U19WCFinal good to see flight bowling in an age where aggressive batting has resulted in spinners bowling flat. Matthew Hayden AM (@HaydosTweets) February 14, 2016Mayank Dagar to continue after the drinks break. West Indies still need 48 runs from 84 balls with five wickets in hand.  34.3 overs: Sarfraz spills one. Mayank Dagar nearly had his fourth wicket. Paul survives. How costly will this prove to India. WI 96/5.  What a spell from Mayank Dagar??Love the way he is fighting the ball & forcing the batsmen to play big shots????Keep it up?? @BCCI #Under19cwc VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 14, 2016India’s leading wicket-taker Avesh Khan back into the attack. Good move from Ishan Kishan here.  It’s important now for India to stop the easy singles and apply more pressure on the West Indies batsmen. This match is heading down to the wire. The West Indies camp, for the first time in this match, is looking uncomfortable.  Dip and Spin…Mayank Dagar is turning this game in India’s favour. Best spinner of the lot. #U19WCFinal #INDvWI Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 14, 201628.6 overs: WICKET! One more for Dager here. He is proving to be the man for India today. He has removed Goolie for 3. India are clearly back in the game. WI 77/5 chasing 146.  advertisementIt’s time for Kishan to have a more attacking field and give his bowlers some hope.  The spinners have strangulated the run-flow.26.1 overs: WICKET! There it is. Mayank Dagar gets one more. This time it’s the star Springer. Good catch in the deep from Armaan Jaffer. Can India knock a few more here? WI 71/4.25.3 overs: Rishabh Pant spills one. He has not been impressive behind the wickets for India in this tournament. This was a costly miss. Washington Sundar is dissapointed.  WI 71/3. 22.6 overs: WICKET! The bowling change has worked. Mayank Dagar snaps a steady 39-run stand between Heytmer and Carty. The former departs after scoring  23. Can India capitalise on the wicket? WI 67/3.22.1 overs: Slow left-arm bowler Mayank Dagar into the attack. India need a wicket here. WI 65/2.   20 overs: West Indies batsmen are doing it easy here. Ishan Kishan should attack more if he needs wickets. The spinners have calmed it down but there has been no real threat. WI 58/2. 17 overs: Drinks. Indian bowlers are trying hard to pick up wickets. West Indies batsmen aren’t taking risks at all. The runs have dried up, but it hasn’t bothered the chasing team. They still need 96 runs at 2.90 an over. Is the game slipping out of India’s hands?  WI 50/2.One run off Sundar’s over. The ball is skidding off the surface.  11.1 overs: And there is it. Spin for the first time in this match. Washington Sundar has been asked to bowl.  There has been no spin used on this pitch so far. India have a couple of spinners in their ranks. It will be interesting to see the spinners bowl on this wicket.  10 overs: Indian new-ball bowlers have been impressive in the first ten overs. They have removed both the openers and have restricted the run-flow. The target though is small and the West Indies batsmen would be able to chase it if they manage to retain wickets. What can Dravid’s boys do on a green top here? WI 29/2.  Both the West Indies openers are back in the hut. Hetmyer and Carty are in the middle for the chasing team. 7.3 overs: WICKET! Khaleel Ahmed removes West Indies opener Imlach for five. India have got the early wickets. The new-ball bowlers have bowled with fire. WI 28/2.  6 overs: Indian new-ball bowlers are trying hard here. West Indies batsmen are cautious. Former Australian batsman believes India have a decent total on hand. What do you say? WI 18/1.   [email protected] in the #U19CWC Who’s your money on? 140’s shouldn’t be enough but India has runs on the board. @StarSportsIndia @BCCI @westindies Matthew Hayden AM (@HaydosTweets) February 14, 20162.5 overs: WICKET! Avesh Khan strikes early. West Indies lose opener Gidron Pope for 3. It was a rash shot from the left-hander. The Indian fielders are excited. WI 5/1.  2 overs: West Indies have scored five runs in the first two overs. Avesh Khan and Khaleel Ahmed are bowling tight lines. Can they get an early wicket here? advertisementIndia innings: It has been an inspiring performance from the  West Indies quicks. Joseph and Holder troubled Indian batsmen with pace on a green top in the morning. The top-order collapsed. Sarfraz Khan held fort and hit his fifth fifty of the tournament. Unfortunately, no one was able to lend support to the young batsman. Batham played a cameo in the end but India were not able to play the full quota of 50 overs. West Indies were stunning on the field also. They would be hoping to chase the total and win their maiden title after successful chases in the quarters and the semis. Can Dravid’s boys pull out a surprise and defend 146? (Also read: When West Indies did a ‘mankad’ to enter the quarters) This has been quite a turnaround for the West Indies U19 from that last over against Zimbabwe to stay alive. #CWCU19 Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 14, 201645.1 overs: WICKET! Paul howls after taking the final wicket. R Batham falls after playing a cameo. India have been shot out for 145.  44 overs: Batham and Ahmed have added 13 more runs together to the total. West Indies have been suddenly sloppy and have missed quite a few chances to pack up things. IND 136/9.40 overs: WICKET! Another stunning catch on the field from West Indies. Avesh Khan walks back.  How many more can India collect here? IND 123/9. Tail-enders Batham and Avesh at the crease. Can India play the full quota of 50 overs?  WATCH: @westindies stars do the ‘Springer’ in support of their #U19CWC final side https://t.co/lCbb2sQqpM pic.twitter.com/GQExBIqTWW ICC (@ICC) February 14, 201638.1 overs: WICKET! West Indies have the big one. Sarfraz Khan pays the price for playing a cross-bat heave, gets trapped in-front. End of a fighting knock. West Indies players pat him on the back. He is dissapointed for not taking the team past the line in the end overs. IND 120/8. 36.2 overs: WICKET! Mayank Dagar falls. He chases a wide one and hits it straight to the point fielder. Sarfraz is visibly upset with that shot. These two were keeping the scoreboard ticking. It’s all up to Sarfraz now. IND 116/7.  35.1 overs: Fifty for Sarfraz Khan. It’s his fifth fifty of the tournament. It has been a fighting knock from the youngster. He has been India’s most impressive batsman. He has seen wickets fall at the other end, but has maintained his composure so far. He has to carry on if India needs to get somewhere close to the 200-run mark. IND 115/6.  34.3 overs: SIX! Sarfraz deposits the slower ball into the stands, first six of the match. He is trying to accelerate here. Great temperament on display from the youngster. He has moved to 48 with that hit. IND 113/6. Dagar brings up India’s 100 with a clean cover drive. It has been a real struggle for the Indian batsmen today morning. IND 100/6.  32 overs: Sarfraz is trying to get some quick runs here. He is joined by Dagar.  Wicket-maiden for Holder. This is brilliant stuff from West Indies.  29.1 overs: WICKET! Lomror departs off the first all after the drinks break. Sarfraz is losing partners. This is a big blow for India. Holder snaps 37-run partnership. IND 87/6.  Look at the economy rates of the West Indies quicks. Springer (1.33) and Holder (1.87) have been extremely impressive and they have stopped the run-flow.   West Indies have good batting depth. India will have to set a total of around 250. The chase will be tricky for the young men as the pressure of chasing in a final can influence a side’s performance. 25 overs: India are showing signs of recovery. Sarfraz and Lomror have put on a 29-run partnership at a rate of 3.73. IND 79/5.  20 overs: Sarfraz is hanging around. He is determined. India need someone to give support to the young batsman. Can Lomror do it. IND 56/5.  Lomror is the new batsman here. We have seen the ‘Springer roll’ also.  17.2 overs: WICKET! Armaan Jaffer goes for 5. Poor batting from the young man. He hit it straight to the cover fielder. The on-field umpires had to check the decision with the third umpire, who ruled in favour of West Indies. The umpire cam helped in that instance. Medium pacer Shamar Springer is doing a chest-roll here. IND 50/5. Armaan Jaffer joins Sarfraz.  14.5 overs: WICKET! India are four down now. Washington Sundar (7 off 41) departs. Pressure was mounting on the young batsmen. Sundar drives one straight to midd-off to see himself walking back. Sarfraz holds the key here. West Indies pacers are pumped up. IND 41/4. Sarfraz is looking good here. He is putting the bad balls away. India need Sarfraz and Sundar to stitch a big partnership here.Expecting India U-19 to be tested by West Indies today…have depth in both departments. Need at least 230-240 on the board. #IndvWI #U19CWC Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 14, 201611 overs: Sarfraz and Sundar are playing it out. It’s important that these two spend time in the middle. The wicket is assisting the bowlers and the West Indies pacers have made best use of it. IND 35/3.Both the pacers are bowling very good line. A lot of bouncers also. Can India survive this early test?  India’s leading run-scorer Sarfraz Khan is the new batsman. He joins Sundar in the middle.  6.1 overs: WICKET! Joseph strikes again. This time it is the skipper Ishan Kishan. Poor shot from the left-hander, gets trapped in-front. It has been a disappointing tournament with the bat for the Indian captain. India are in big trouble now. IND 27/3.    5 overs: It’s heartening to see West Indies pacers bowling with tremendous intent. Joseph looks unplayable. India have to play out this early session. Sundar and Pant need to hang around. IND 24/2. India skipper Ishan Kishan has been unimpressive with the bat so far in the tournament. He has scored 72 runs from 6 matches at an average of 14.40. Is this the captain day? He needs to get a big one for himself and his team.  Washington Sundar walks in ahead of Sarfraz Khan. Two left-handers in the middle. Dravid is looking a bit concerned in the dugout.  2.1 overs: WICKET! Another one down. Anmolpreet Singh gets a beauty from pacer Alzzari Joseph. The right-hander walks back to the hut after scoring 3. India are in a spot of bother here. West Indies are showing great intent early on. IND 8/2.   Anmolpreet Singh is the new man in. The young right-hander played a crucial, match-winning knock against Sri Lanka U19 in the semifinals.  0.4 overs: WICKET! Big setback for India. They have lost in-form opener Rishabh Pant for 1. The left-hander was late to get back into the crease and that was enough for the West Indies keeper to run him out. Good awareness on the field. IND 3/1. That was some smart and very aware cricket by Tevin Imlach. These kids are really clued in. ian bishop (@irbishi) February 14, 2016Indian openers Ishan Kishan and an Rishabh Pant are in the middle. India have lost the toss in the final. West Indies skipper opts to field first on this shining bright Sunday. It’s a green top in Dhaka.  Both teams have not changed their semifinal line-up.INDu19 XI: I Kishan, R Pant, A Singh, S Khan, A Jaffer, W Sundar, M Lomror, M Dagar, R Batham, A Khan, K Ahmed ICC Live Scores (@ICCLive) February 14, 2016WIu19 XI: G Pope, T Imlach, S Hetmyer, K Carty, S Springer, J Goolie, K Paul, M Frew, R John, A Joseph, C Holder ICC Live Scores (@ICCLive) February 14, 2016Preview: India’s amazing track record and an unbeaten run in the tournament makes coach Rahul Dravid’s boys overwhelming favourites to defeat the West Indies in the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.India are on a 15-match winning streak since losing to England in the quarterfinal of the previous edition in the United Arab Emirates two years ago. They have won 20 of their 21 one-day matches since January 2014. In the current tournament, India breezed through Group D with an all-win record against New Zealand, Nepal and Ireland before crushing Namibia by 197 runs in the quarterfinal and Sri Lanka by 97 runs in the semifinal.However, past achievements alone don’t guarantee success in sport and the West Indies have done enough in the tournament so far to suggest they can go on to win their maiden title in the competition.Skipper Shimron Hetmyer’s team has not looked back since the 61-run defeat to England in the opening match, having beaten Fiji and Zimbabwe in the group stage to qualify for the quarterfinals. The Windies reserved their best for the knockouts, first stunning Pakistan by five wickets before ending hosts Bangladesh’s dream with a thrilling three-wicket win in Thursday’s semifinal.Hetmyer, Shamar Springer and the hard-hitting Gidron Pope starred in both the run-chases while fast bowler Alzaari Joseph’s fiery spells have often being timed at above 145 kmph. India’s batting is led by Sarfaraz Khan, who has shored up the middle-order with four half-centuries in five matches to date. Explosive left-handed opener Rishabh Pant followed an 18-ball half-century against Nepal with 111 off 96 balls against Namibia.Seamers Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed and Rahul Batham have consistently rattled the top order, setting the stage for the spin duo of Mayank Dagar and Mahipal Lomror to take over. The current players were not even born when the two sides last contested a final at any level – the 1983 World Cup final at Lord’s in which Kapil Dev’s India denied Clive Lloyd’s West Indies a hat-trick of titles.last_img

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