U19 WC final: Bangladesh facing middle order crisis against India; 87/5 after 21 overs
Potchefstroom (South Africa): Bangladesh are also facing a middle order crisis after india’s Ravi Bishnoi claimed four wickets in quick succession to put the Under 19 Cricket World Cup final here on Sunday.
The match looked one sided for Bangladesh, who were chasing 178, crossed the 50 run mark without loss in just 8 overs. However, Bishnoi’s introduction turned the tables.
He dismissed Tanzid Hasan (17 of 25), Muhamudul Hasan Joy (8 of 12), Towhid Hridoy (0 off 2). Keeper Jurel’s quick thinking got rid of Shahadat Hossain (1 off 10) in a Bishnoi delivery and suddenly Bangladesh were 65 for 4.
The tigers lost four wickets while adding just 15 runs on the board. Opener Parvez Hossain Emon being retired hurt did not help them either.
Soon, Sushant Mishra dismissed Shamim Hossain and Bangladesh were 87 for 5 after 21 overs.
Earlier, a similar middle order collapsed had left India 177 all out in 47.2 overs. Despite opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (88 of 121), Tilak Varma (38 of 65) and keeper DC Jurel (22 of 38) scoring valiant knocks.
The momentum has shifted in India’s favour who are chains their fifth under 19 World Cup title. Bangladesh needs a solid partnership to take home their first trophy.