History books re-written as the Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team topples over India Under-19 team in the final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. The final between the familiar foes was played at Potchefstroom on 9th February 2020. Batting first, India managed to score only 177 runs courtesy brilliant piece of bowling from Bangladesh cricket team. Avishek Das was the pick of the bowler as he grabbed 3 wickets. Yashasvi Jaiswal played yet another incredible knock for his side scoring 88 off 121 balls.
In reply, Bangladesh had a smooth start before the magic of Ravi Bishnoi penetrated Bangladesh’s momentum. His 4 wickets left Bangladesh struggling in the middle part of the innings. But resilience from the Bangladeshi captain Akbar Ali got his side across the line in the rain-affected finish. This is Bangladesh maiden Under-19 world cup win and it promises a great future for Bangladesh as a cricketing nation.
Bangladesh's men team has failed to secure a single ICC title and now this Under-19 trophy will give them a huge boost. The captain of the Bengal Tigers, Akbar Ali emphasized that “this is just the beginning of something really great”. The people rejoiced in the streets of Dhaka, Sylhet, and Chittagong after Bangladesh’s miraculous win over India. This will go down as one of the best moments in the history of Bangladesh cricket.