ICC U-19 WC final, India lose 3 early wickets
14 February 2016, Nirapad News: India lost three wickets with a score of 27 runs at seventh over in the ICC Under-19 World Cup Final in Dhaka on Sunday (February 14).
West Indies bowlers struck Indian batsmen and took early three wickets at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Till filing of the report, India, the three-time champion of the tournament, have scored 33 runs in 9.2 overs.
Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar are at the crease with 5 and 6 runs respectively. AS Joseph bagged three wickets for West Indies. West Indies Under-19s, who chose to field in the match that began at 9:00am.
After toss, India under-19s captain Ishan Kishan said, ‘We were going to bat first. Our target is to set-up a good total and defend it later. We need to stick to our strengths, our plan is to get a good score. The first 10 overs will be crucial.’
Shimron Hetmyer said, ‘We are going to bowl first, are looking to make use of the early morning conditions. We had a good practice session and are ready for the final.’ India, the fifth time finalist, take on a team that has never won the tournament.
On the other hand, a different West Indian team emerged. They surprised Pakistan with their hostility and knocked out hosts, Bangladesh, in an emotional semi-final.
Rishabh Pant(wk), Ishan Kishan(c), Anmolpreet Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, Armaan Jaffer, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Dagar, Rahul Batham, Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed
West Indies U19
Gidron Pope, Tevin Imlach(wk), Shimron Hetmyer(c), Keacy Carty, Shamar Springer, Jyd Goolie, Keemo Paul, Michael Frew, Ryan John, Alzarri Joseph, Chemar Holder