India clinch the U19 World Cup trophy for a record fifth time, while England will head back home with their heads held high, despite a heartbreaking defeat. There was an uncanny resemblance between MS Dhoni and Dinesh Bana.
The legendary Indian captain scored the winning runs in 2011 World Cup with a six and Bana, another wicketkeeper-batsman repeated the feat, hitting six to score the winning runs in the U19 World Cup on Saturday. He lifted the pressure off with a six and followed it with another off a James Sales delivery to hit the winnings runs at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
Yash Dhull became the third captain from Delhi to lift the U19 World Cup title after Kohli and Chand. On Sunday, in the final, India rode on Raj Bawa fifer and half-centuries from Shaik Rasheed & Nishant Sandhu to best England by 4 wickets in Antigua.
The stage was set by Raj Bawa and Ravi Kumar’s excellent bowling performance. Raj Bawa became the only Indian cricketer to bag a five-wicket haul in an ICC tournament final while Ravi Kumar impressed with 4/34 as India dismissed England for 189. With the bat too, the Bengal player put up an impressive show, scoring a much-needed 35. India win U19 World Cup: Iyer, Yuvraj lead cricketers in hailing Yash Dhull & Co as India lift record 5th U19 WC title-Check all reactions.