India U19 vs England U19 ICC Under 19 World Cup Final Antigua Match Report 2022

Nishant Sindhu scored a brilliant unbeaten 50 as India clinched their fifth U-19 World Cup title by beating England by four wickets in Antigua on Saturday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Ravi Kumar struck in the second over for India by trapping Jacob Bethell leg before wicket for 2. Skipper Tom Prest dragged at a Kumar delivery on to his stumps for a duck.

George Thomas looked good in his knock of 27, before being caught at cover by Dhull off Raj Bawa. The pacer also dismissed both William Luxton (4) and George Bell (0) off consecutive deliveries, reducing England to 47/5.

The duo of James Rew and James Sales stitched together a valuable 93 run stand before the former fell five run short of a well deserved century.

Kumar and Bawa then wrapped up the tail, with the latter completing a five-fer by dismissing Joshua Boyden caught behind for 1, as England were bundled out for 189 in 44.5 overs.

For India, Raj Bawa ended up with figures of 5/31, while Ravi Kumar claimed 4 wickets.

Chasing 190, India got off to a disastrous start by losing Angkrish Raghuvanshi for a second-ball duck.

Shaik Rasheed and Harnoor Singh added 49 runs for the second wicket before the latter fell to a brilliant one handed catch by wicket keeper Alex Horton off Aspinwall.

The duo of Rasheed along with skipper Yash Dhull put on 46 runs for the third wicket before James Sales broke the stand by dismissing the former for 50.

Skipper Dhull (17) was caught at deep backward square by Bell off Sales. The pair of Nishant Sindhu and Raj Bawa resurrected the innings with a 67 run stand for the fifth wicket before the latter miscued a Joshua Boyden delivery to Prest at mid on.

Thomas Aspinwall provided a glimmer of hope for England by dismissing Kaushal Tambe for 1. However Dinesh Bana (13*) smashed James Sales for consecutive sixes as India reached the target with 14 balls to spare.

Sindhu remained unbeaten on 50. Raj Bawa was declared the Player of the Match for his brilliant all round performance.

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