The first innings of the ICC Under-19 World Cup end with India bowling out team England for 189 runs as Raj Bawa takes a brilliant five-for, assisted by Ravi Kumar’s 4 critical wickets in the bag. Kaushal Tambe took one wicket from wicket-keeper batsman Alex Horton.
India with 6 quick wickets looked all fired up to end the first innings very soon but James Rew stood still under pressure and took the responsibility well, helping team England to avoid humiliation in the U-19 Finals. James Rew knocked 95 runs off 116 balls and took the pressure in the final game of the tournament.
Raj Bawa’s beautiful spell helped him take a five-wicket haul in just 9.5 overs, bowling with an economy of 3.2, while Ravi Kumar took 4 crucial wickets with an economy of 3.4 in 9 overs. Kaushal Tambe took one wicket of Alex Horton.
Indian team managed to take down England within 189 runs but the target of 190 against England in the Finals will not be easy. The Indian team looks motivated as VVS Laxman appreciates the boy for their performance in the first innings. With another half of the game is yet to begin, the game looks competitive as both the teams will be fighting for the ironical trophy. India has been dominating the tournament as they have not lost a single match but England too will be giving their all as the passionate young boys will show a perfect example of efforts and ambition towards the sport.
Brief Score: James Rew scored 95 runs off 116 balls as James Sales stands not out for 34 runs while Raj Bawa’s spell figures are – 9.5 – 1 – 31 – 5 and Ravi Kumar’s bowling figures stand – 9 – 1 – 34 – 4.
India needs 190 runs to seal the ICC U-19 World Cup win.