Bangladesh team clears litter from the ground during their U19 World Cup victory lap
Post the final, there were some ugly scenes in its immediate aftermath with India and Bangladesh cricketers got into a scuffle.
Updated - Feb 10, 2020 12:46 pm
The world witnessed a new champion in town as Bangladesh’s two-year-old project of winning the ICC U19 World Cup 2020 finally reached its fruitful conclusion. The Bangladesh colts proceeded to beat defending champions India by three wickets. This is the first time that Bangladesh has won an ICC event in their cricket history and naturally, the players, backroom staff and the fans were ecstatic to the hilt.
Post the final, there were some ugly scenes in its immediate aftermath with India and Bangladesh cricketers got into a scuffle. But the newly crowned champions did go on to display their true character as they picked up moved aside the litter thrown on the field during their victory lap.
The ICC Cricket World Cup Twitter handle posted the video of the same where they wrote: TRUE CHAMPIONS! Bangladesh players, during their victory lap, pick up and move aside the litter thrown onto the field! Classy.”
TRUE CHAMPIONS 👏
Bangladesh players, during their victory lap, pick up and move aside the litter thrown onto the field!
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 10, 2020
Ruthless Bangladesh notch up their maiden ICC U19 title
Coming back to the game, Bangladesh’s intensity was top-notched right from the outset. After winning the toss and putting India in to bat, the young Asian Tigers fast bowling unit bowled a hostile opening spell to the Indian opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divyansh Saxena.
Jaiswal showed maturity beyond his years to notch up another half-century but just as he was looking for another hundred, Shoriful Islam dealt a body blow to the Indians when he defeated Jaiswal with extra bounce. Jaiswal’s collapse caused a collapse of epic proportions as India went on to lose their last seven wickets for 21 runs to eventually get bowled out for 177.
India needed quick wickets if they were to have any chance of defending the target but the Bangladesh openers got their side off to a flier, accumulating 50 runs in the first nine overs. But the introduction of leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi proved to be the turning point in the game as the young leggie went on to bamboozle Bangladesh’s top and middle-order to reduce them to 4/80.
But Akbar Ali’s nerves of steel and an indisciplined bowling effort by the Indian quicks meant that Bangladesh eventually overhauled the total and claim title glory.