Keacy Carty hit an unbeaten 52 as the West Indies defeated three times champions India by five wickets on Sunday to clinch their first ICC Under-19 World Cup.
Carty hits his first fifty of the tournament to guide West Indies to victory in Dhaka with three balls to spare, after India were bowled out for just 145 in 45.1 overs. West Indian pacemen Alzarri Joseph Ryan and John took three wickets each to restrict the Indian batsman highly imagined, after the West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl.
Keemo Paul Carty provided crucial support with an unbeaten 40 as the pair shared an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 69. The couple went home from the West Indies after they were struggling at 77-5 in the National Stadium Sher e-Bangla. Mayank Dagar left -Brazo spinner had given India hope favorites after taking 3-25 from his 10 overs to leave the Antillean reeling, but Carty and Paul kept their cool to deny any further progress.
All rounder Paul, who had claimed 2-17 during his bowling spell, hit only one four one six in his 68-ball knock. West Indies captain Shimron Hetmyer praised his bowlers in particular to topple the favorites.
“There was supposed to be champions, but we reached the top. The Pacers used the pitch in his favor, that stood out for us. Carty and Paul are aggressive players, had made the adjustment. They kept a head calm.”
Paceman Joseph-fired took three wickets in his opening spell and finished with 3-39. forceful batsman India Rishabh Pant was perplexed in the first over wicketkeeper Tevin Imlach, leaving the Indians, who were playing in their fifth final, unresolved from the beginning. Joseph, arguably the bowler faster in competition with the delivery of more than 145 kph (90 mph), then forced a lead Anmolpreet Singh with a short ball vicious before to catch the captain Ishan Kishan ahead, to leave India in the fight 27-3.
Juan medium pacemaker was another highlight for the West Indies, taking 3-38. Kishan blamed his side’s poor catching defeat. “the players have played in the right areas. In fielding, we were good at first, but let’s crucial catch, “he said after the game.” It was hard to hit, but they were used to these conditions. ‘Sarfaraz Khan made a solitary stand of India with 51 off 89 balls, but wickets continued to fall at the other end and India succumbed almost five scales to spare.