# This is the first time that India have failed to bowl out a team in the tournament!
# Richard Stonier, Bangladesh's strength and conditioning coach: It's probably great 12 months of my life. There is so much respect. We formed a great relationship. My dream has come true. This is for the boys. This moment is theirs. We worked on two things. I bring so much of energy and showed the boys how best they can be, they have proven it. Thank you very much for the support.
# Rakibul: "It's an unbelievable experience. We came here with plans and it worked out really well. Whichever team executes their plans better on the day wins, and that happened for us today."
# This is India's first defeat in 12 matches in U-19 cricket!
#Bangladesh have won their maiden ICC U-19 World Cup, as Rakibul Husan completes a single off a flighted delivery, chipping it over mid-wicket!
#Bangladesh need two runs from 26 deliveries, as Rakibul Islam smashes the ball through point for a boundary!
#The Bangladesh players are back on the field, with Sushant Mishra to bowl the over!
#Bangladesh need seven runs in 30 deliveries!
Rain stops play, Bangladesh are ahead of DLS score at this stage. In case, there is no more play possible, the game will continue tomorrow.
Bangladesh will be crowned champions if rain stops play now as they are well ahead. But a wicket now will change the dynamics.
Defending 177, India have leaked 19 wides in this match so far comprising a major share of the 29 extras given away. For Bangladesh, skipper Akbar Ali 33* is holding it together. The DLS par score is 142 at this stage. Bangladesh are ahead by 7 runs.
DLS score is 141, and at this stage Bangladesh are 2 runs ahead. India will have to keep it tight while looking to clean up the tail.
This World Cup final is living up to it. Twists and turns in the match, abuses being exchanged between players and now rain could have its say too. DLS will come into the picture as Bangladesh have already batted 20 overs.
Bishnoi completes his impressive spell. In his 10 overs, he bowled 3 maidens and gave away just 3 runs.
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Parvez Hossain Emon returns to keep Bangladesh in the hunt. They need 50 more runs from 126 deliveries. India need wickets. Bangladesh have got their chase back on track in the last 8 overs, since the fall of Avishek Das. Emon and Akbar Ali have added a quickfire partnership since then.
Bishnoi, the wrist spinner, has taken his tally to 15 wickets. He needs just one wicket to become the leading wicket-taker in this edition.
Also, opener Emon, suffering from cramps leaves the field. Two new batsmen in at the crease - Shahadat Hossain and Towhid Hridoy.
And Ravi Bishnoi does take 2. This is Indias chance. There is every reason to believe Bangladesh will now feel the pressure. Game of nerves and India should play this game better between the two. Get some close catchers in Priyam.— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) February 9, 2020
In the first 10 overs Bangladesh have already struck 7 boundaries and a six. Too many loose deliveries bowled by Indian bowlers. There were just 12 boundaries and a lone six scored during the Indian innings.
Mahmudul Hasan Joy, centurion from the semi-final against New Zealand is the new man in. A lot of banter between the players as India look to bounce back.
A brisk start by Bangladesh openers, Emon has moved on to 21* and Tanzid is on 11*.
Bowling change - Akash Singh replaces Sushant Mishra after a wavered opening spell.
Kartik Tyagi has been clocking over 140 kmph consistently at this U-19 World Cup. Tyagi's pace has troubled both the BAN U-19 openers. A wicket here could bode well for India.
The pace duo of Tyagi and Sushant Mishra, that operated well so far, is struggling with its rhythm. Clear signs of nerves in the Indian camp. Already 10 extras in the first 4 overs as Mishra, the left-armer bowls yet another beamer and gets warned for it. Priyam Garg's boys need to calm down and quickly.
Tanzid Khan, the left-hander, has one of the best strike rates among U19 players (around 104-mark). India have to make early inroads to stall Bangladesh.
Bangladesh U19 openers Parvez Hossain Emon and Tanzid Hasan (nicknamed Tamim after Bangladesh senior team's Tamim Iqbal) begin chase positively, scoring 13 runs in the first over against Kartik Tyagi.
India have won the trophy in 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018. Onus now on the young Indian bowlers.
This was indeed the battle within the battle - Shoriful, BAN U19 team's strike bowler, who gave away just over 2 runs per over in his first six overs, made his intentions clear with a deadly yorker to Yashasvi Jaiswal in his second spell that the Indian managed to defend in the final second.
However, two balls later the Bangladesh left-armer forced Jaiswal to play a false shot. In the very next ball, aggressive batsman Siddhesh Veer was dismissed for a golden duck. Shoriful further added to India's misery, pitching in with a run-out. India were 156/3 before Jaiswal was stopped on 88. The boys-in-blue lost the next 7 wickets, adding just 21 runs more.
# This is the first time that India have been bowled out in the tournament! Can they restrict Bangladesh to a paltry score and script history?
# India have been bowled out for 177, which was possible largely due to opener Yashasvi Jaiswal's 88. The batsmen failed to make their presence felt following some excellent performances on the field by the Bangladesh pace attack.
Sushant Mishra c Shoriful Islam b Tanzim Hasan Sakib 3(8)
A superb catch from Shoriful Islam who pulls off a superb catch after a short delivery to Mishra who pulls and top-edges the ball towards third man.
# Left-arm pacer Akash Singh is the last man in for Team India, with chants of Dhoni, Dhoni from fans at the venue. They will surely be praying for a miracle appearance from the legendary cricketer!
The India colts have certainly lost their way in the death overs as Kartik Tyagi, Dhruv Jurel, Ravi Bishnoi and Atharva Ankolekar depart for paltry scores, following some comical running between the wickets and poor shot selection. The Bangladesh bowlers are all over their neighbours with an upset on the cards, barring a spectacular comeback from the Indian bowling attack!
India are in deep trouble with Bangladesh on top after the dismissals of Jaiswal and Veer. The India colts will certainly need something special to cross the 250-run mark.
Siddhesh Veer lbw Shoriful Islam 0(1)
Veer departs for a duck as Islam roars loudly following two dismissals in two balls. Veer failed to negotiate the low full toss, which went on to hit him on the pads.
Yashasvi Jaiswal c Tanzid Hassan b Shoriful Islam 88(121)
Jaiswal departs for 88 as Hasan accounts for the opener's dismissal following a short delivery, which the batsman sliced to mid-wicket.
Yashasvi Jaiswal (400 runs in 2020) is now the second highest run-getter after Shikhar Dhawan (505 runs in 2004) going past Cheteshwar Pujara (349 runs in 2006)
# The Indian team has been closely following proceedings with some of these players set to share the stage with them during the course of the IPL!
India have crossed the 150-run mark, with Jaiswal in glowing touch. The opener has reached a score of 84 and looking to score the runs in a free-flowing manner, which is an indication of his confidence!
The batsmen have certainly looked to take the attack to the Bangladesh bowlers in the last few overs, with Jaiswal espescially the more aggresive of the two. The opener is certainly inching closer to scoring two consecutive tons in the tournament, with sublime performances.
India are in trouble after the cheap dismissal of Garg, with the onus on Jaiswal to ensure an excellent performance and guide the India colts down to a strong total. Jaiswal is inching closer to a century, but will be wary of taking things for granted!
Priyam Garg c Tanzim Hasan Sakib b Rakibul Hasan 7(9)
Bangladesh on top after two quick wickets as Garg is silenced following an excellent delivery by Hasan who flights the ball just outside off stump. The batsman failed to negotiate the delivery effectively resulting in a simple catch to Sakib at cover.
Garg and Jaiswal need to ensure a safety first approach against some disciplined bowling from the Bangladesh players, following the dismissal of Tilak. At the same time, there is an urgent need for quick runs which needs to be paid keen attention to!
#Captain Priyam Garg is the new man at the crease!
Tilak Verma c Shoriful Islam b Tanzim Hasan Sakib 38(65)
Bangladesh have got a much-needed breakthrough as Shakib accounts for the dismissal of Varma, who seemed set on the crease. The pacer bowled a short delivery, which the batsman cut in the air, resulting in an easy catch to Shoriful Islam at sweeper cover. This brings an end to an excellent 94-run stand between Jaiswal and Varma.
The Indian batsmen have certainly realised the need to accelerate as soon as possible, and target some quick runs in the next few overs, as evident from the increase in intensity. Jaiswal is closing in on a well-deserved half-century and will play a key role in the Indian team's fortunes.
# The Bangladesh fielding has certainly been the hallmark of the innings so far, with the batsmen forced to sit silently and await a loose delivery from the bowlers. However, India certainly have the wickets in hand and an opportunity to capitalise as and when necessary.
# Just seven runs added to the Indian total in the next three overs, which certainly is a sign of concern for the Indian fans considering the nature of the pitch. The pitch is quite good for someone looking to score in a free-flowing manner, with a good score quite important considering the possibility of rain playing spoil-sport as well!
# The Indian innings has certainly gained some crucial momentum following a partnership between Jaiswal and Tilak, who are looking increasingly confident at the crease. The duo have looked to go for boundaries, as and when available with special emphasis on taking quick singles!
# There is a lot of support for Bangladesh at the stadium today, which has certainly encouraged the side to indulge in fearless cricket!
# Jaiswal and Tilak have attempted to increase the run-rate, after a drinks break with the duo looking to pick singles whenever possible without indulging in needless risks. It is quite important that the former stays at the crease till the end of the innings, if the Indian colts are to post a defendable total.
# Yashasvi Jaiswal averages 69.5 in Under-19 ODIs. Only Shubman Gill (104.4) averages more than him at this level!
# Jaiswal and Tilak have not shown any frustration following the slow start, but they will certainly be concerned by the slow start to the innings so far. The Bangladesh fielders have cut off singles, backing up the bowlers with some excellent performances so far.
# First sign of spin. Here's right-arm off break bowler Shamim Hossain with a slip into the attack, in the 11th over!
# Jaiswal has carried on despite the early pressure from the Bangladesh pace bowling attack, and seems to be relishing the pressure scoring two boundaries having not scored any in the initial six overs. Ian Bishop is full of praise for the opener who has been really smart with his gameplay so far, taking on the challenge on the outfield!
# Tilak Verma seems set and raring to go, after some assistance from the medical team, much to the relief of the Indian camp, which has been put under pressure!
# Varma seems to be in some serious pain, after a quick scamper for a quick single, which resulted in a blow on the fleshy part near the knee after a quick throw at the bowler's end. The Indian camp has been put under pressure!
# Jaiswal has hit nine sixes in the tournament so far, which is the highest amongst any batsmen. The opener seems confident despite a slow start to the innings so far, giving an indication of his calm nature and maturity beyond the years!
# Tilak Verma is the new batsman to the crease. His favourite shots are cover drives and straight drives!
Divyansh Saxena c Mahmudul Hasan Joy b Avishek Das 2(17)
Indian opener Divynash Saxena Huraira departs for just two runs off 17 deliveries, after an excellent short delivery by Avishek Das. The pacer deceived Saxena with an angling delivery bowled at a quick pace, forcing the opener to throw the kitchen sink to crash it through cover, resulting in an easy catch to Hasan Joy.
# Das hails from the same province of Bangladesh from where legendary countryman Mashrafe Mortaza belongs, with the cricketer playing a key role in the youngster's success!
# 18-year-old pace bowler Avishek Das who was the sole change in the Bangladesh lineup for the final, has been introduced into the attack. The decision to bring the all-rounder into the attack, seems like a move to add an edge to the attack!
# Saxena and Jaiswal are under a lot of pressure early on, following an excellent display early on by Islam and Tanzim Hasan Sakib, with the latter conceding his only run in three overs so far due to a wide ruled due to a short bouncer. However, the two openers have been extremely confident in the crease despite the early pressure from the Bangladesh pacers. This is an indication of their mental strength!
# Shoriful Islam has made it difficult for the openers to score easily, in the early overs.
# The mind games have started in this big finale and along with the execution of the cricketing skills, the team controlling the mind the best will be the one to come out on top!
# Both the sides are unbeaten in their last nine clashes, which will make a win today the perfect 10 for one side!
India are off to a slow start. The Bangladesh pacers Shoriful Islam, who is a left-arm seamer and Tanzim Hasan Sakib, the right-arm seamer, opening the bowling have been excellent so far. The Indian openers Divyansh Saxena and Yashasvi Jaiswal are under pressure on the back of this aggressive intent in the first few overs which include back-to-back maidens. Sakib even attempted to knock out Saxena with a wild throw at him, resulting in a few words and the intervention of the umpire to douse off the fire.
# Indian opening duo of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divyaansh Saxena, hailing from the same state have already played a lot of cricket together. Their 176-partnership against Pakistan in the semis would have further boosted their confidence. Jaiswal is on strike. Bangladesh pacer Shoriful Islam will open the attack!
# The venue for the final Potchefstroom is certainly looking extremely beautiful!
India U19: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg(c), Dhruv Jurel(w), Siddhesh Veer, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Shashwat Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh.
Bangladesh U19: Parvez Hossain Emon, Tanzid Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Towhid Hridoy, Shahadat Hossain, Avishek Das, Akbar Ali(w/c), Shamim Hossain, Rakibul Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
# Just three minutes left for the Toss. The excitement is certainly getting to us!
# Legendary Windies cricketer Ian Bishop has hailed Indian opener Yashavi Jaiswal as a potential superstar. Will we get a glimpse of his immense talent and capabilities in the final?
# Bangladesh pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib idolises legendary Proteas fast-bowler Dale Steyn. Will his deliveries put the Indian batsmen in a spot of bother?
"My cricketing idol is @DaleSteyn62. For this aggression, when I saw his bowling he always tried to get wickets and to beat the batsmen."— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 9, 2020
Ahead of the final, Bangladesh bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib answered some of your questions.#U19CWC | #FutureStars pic.twitter.com/YKTu4y31HP
# The last time the two sides played each other at an Under-19 World Cup was in 2018, in the quarter-final, and India finished victorious. Can the Boys in Blue maintain this unbeaten streak?
# Bangladesh skipper Akbar Ali has given an indication of the importance of this final for his side, with the underdogs looking to make their presence felt against unbeaten India!
# With the toss for an all-important contest between the two Asian outfits set to take place in nearly fifteen minutes, here's a look at the wicket on which the two sides will be battling it out:
# Leading run-scorer Yashasvi Jaiswal is ready and raring to go ahead of a clinical contest. Can he deliver the goods yet again against Bangladesh?
# The fans are struggling to hide their excitement ahead of an exciting contest, with the clash the perfect example of an underdog in the form of Bangladesh battling it out against favourites India.
# Bangladesh are new entrants, and definitely the underdogs in today's contest, even though there is no repeat entrant in the Indian side.
# India have made the final four times out of the last five: 2012, 2016, 2018, and 2020 - the last three under the same coach, Rahul Dravid.
India U19: Priyam Garg (c), Dhruv Jurel (vc, wk), Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Shubhang Hegde, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kumar Kushagra (wk), Sushant Mishra, Vidyadhar Patil, Shashwat Rawat, Divyaansh Saxena, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Tilak Varma, Siddhesh Veer
Bangladesh U19: Akbar Ali (c), Towhid Hridoy (vc), Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Avishek Das, Parvez Hossain Emon, Meherob Hasan, Rakibul Hasan, Tanzid Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shahadat Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Murad, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mohammad Shahin
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the U19 World Cup final between defending champions India and Bangladesh at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom.