Team India earned victory over England by 4 wickets in ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022.
Team India gave a tough fight:
The team gave a tough fight to the competitors and were playing their fourth consecutive final. The side which was led by Yash Dhull put in a fine performance as Raj Bawa starred with both bat and ball to help seal a 4-wicket win against England in Antigua. Bawa picked a five-wicket haul and scored 35 while Ravi Kumar picked 4 wickets for the champions.
About the tournament:
Vice-captain Sheikh Rasheed got a gritty fifty too while Nishant Sidhu played a solid hand under pressure, guiding the team over the line, scoring 50 not out – his first half-century.
Dines Bana brought the game to an end for India in the 48th over in style, as he whacked it over long on. Bana hit two sixes to finish off the contest.
Even though England won the toss and opted to bat, the team got into serious trouble early on before James Rew scored a solid 95 and had good support from James Sales (34*) while the rest of the batting pretty much collapsed early on. England managed 189, which India chased down with a few deliveries to spare.
Despite not having much experience, the junior cricketers are in the lead-up to the tournament, the team had an easy ride to the final and they have remained undefeated. India’s chase began with them losing Angkrish Raghuvanshi in the very first over.
About the win:
Initially, Sheik Rasheed partnered with Harnoor Singh and then with Yash Dhull to take India closer to the 100 run mark. Sheik Rasheed made a steady score of 50 following up with his performance against Australia in the semi-final. Jame Sales struck twice to get rid of both the captain and the vice-captain to cap a good all-round performance.