West Indies under-19’s beat India by five wickets to become ICC World Cup champions.
|ICC Under-19 World Cup final, Dhaka:|
|India 145 (45.1 overs): Sarfaraz 51, John 3-38, Joseph 3-39|
|West Indies 146-5 (49.3 overs): Carty 52 not out, Paul 40 not out, Dagar 3-25|
This is the West Indies first major title at any level since 2012 when Darren Sammy’s senior team won the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
Ryan John and Alzarri Joseph each took three wickets to bowl out India for 145 in Bangladesh.
The victory increases hope for the Carribbean side, after a triumph at youth level the feeling is that the group of young guns could make their mark at youth level.
The Windies captain, Shimron Hetmyer expressed to BBC Sport how pleased he was to be the new world champions.
We were not supposed to be the champions, but we did it. Words can’t explain how good I feel.
Have the West Indies turned a corner?