They've done it. Bangladesh win their first U-19 World Cup. And what a splendid win. Their captain takes them through. What a moment for the youngsters and the country. They have been excellent throughout the tournament and fully deserve their win. Luck did not favour India although they came very close to claiming the trophy.
Bangladesh's revised target is 170.
Good news for fans. The covers are off. The day still has some play left in it.
Uh oh! Rain has played spoilsport as sheets are being brought to cover the pitch. Remains to be seen how long the rain lasts. Currently, Bangladesh are 16 runs ahead of the DLS par score.
IND vs BAN: BAN 148/7 (37)
Akbar Ali - 33 (58)
Rakibul Hasan - 2 (13)
The Bangladesh skipper Akbar Ali is the last hope for the Tigers. The entire dressing room is nervous. The same thing is happening all across the staidum. Even the spectators are nervous. The Bangladeshi hopes are placed on their captain and the Indian hopes are placed on their bowlers.
Yashasvi Jaiswal can't get a foot wrong this tournament. After having impressed with the bat, he has struck with the ball. He takes the all-important wicket of Parvez Hossain Emon. Bangladesh now down to seven. India need just three to win the match.
IND vs BAN: IND 136/6 (30)
Parvez Hossain Emon - 41 (69)
Akbar Ali - 31 (39)
Emon and Ali have held the reigns of the falling Bangladeshi batting lineup and give the fans something to look forward to. If the wickets don't fall then the Indians wil face a tough task ahead of them. A tip of the hat of Emon, who, even after struggling to run, has stood there for his country.
IND vs BAN :BAN 107/6 (24)
Akbar Ali - 23 (26)
Parvez Hossain Emon - 26 (46)
Sushant Mishra - 17/2 (5)
It is Sushant Mishra's turn to trouble the Bangladeshis after Ravi Bishnoi's blitzkrieg. He takes out Shamim Hossain and Avishek Das in an terrific spell. The Bangladeshi fans look morose. The injured Parvez Hossain Emon comes back in an effort to bail his team out of trouble. It is left to be seen if he managed to do it.
Sushant Mishra joins the party. Takes Bangladesh's fifth wicket and furthers India's plan to lift the trophy. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a very good catch at the deep.
IND vs BAN: BAN 66/4 (15)
Shamim Hossain - 1 (5)
Akbar Ali - 2 (8)
Ravi Bishnoi - 11/3 (4)
The Bangladesh camp is the victim of Bishnoi's spell. The Indian leggie has been phenomenal today after taking out Tanzid Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Towhid Hridoy and Shahadat Hossain. Bishnoi is absolutely pumped. He should be, because doing what he has done is no ordinary task.
Ravi Bishnoi strikes for the third time today. Traps Towhid Hridoy in front of the wicket. Bewildered faces in the Bangladesh camp explains the situation that they are going through. Bishnoi still has six more overs left to go!
Bangladesh's Parvez Hossain Emon has come off. He was not able to continue for his team and has retired hurt after suffering from cramps on his left leg. This leaves two fresh batsmen on the pitch.
Lightning does not strike the same place twice, but Ravi Bishnoi does. Bishnoi takes out the very dangerous Mahmudul Hasan Joy for just 8 runs. The young leg spinner is turning things for India single-handedly.
In-form leggie, Ravi Bishnoi, strikes in his first over. This is a very important wicket for India as both the openers were in superb form and the bowlers needed a breakthrough. Bishnoi takes the all-important wicket of Tanzid Hasan. Mahmudul Hasan Joy walks in.
IND vs BAN: BAN 29/0 (5)
Tanzid Hasan - 9 (14)
Parvez Hossain Emon - 9 (18)
Kartik Tyagi - 16/0 (3)
Bangladeshi openers Hasan and Emon start the innings for the Tigers. Both have been excellent so far, without showing any signs of weakness. The Indian bowlers have struggled to get going against them.
At one stage it looked like India would push past 200, but Jaiswal's wicket created pandemonium in the Indian camp and they ended up giving away wickets. From 154/4 to 177 all-out, India's batting collapse was extraordinary. Also, this is the first time in 13 innings that India have been bowled out. Bangladesh's powerful bowling performance throughout the tournament also formed a part of their show at the final stage. The trio of Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib and Avishek Das took apart the Indian batting lineup.
IND vs BAN: IND 174/9 (46)
Sushant Mishra - 1 (6)
Akash Singh - 1 (1)
Shoriful Islam - 31/2 (10)
India's lower order has collapsed brutally. In a mix of shock runouts and deplorable wickets, Bangaldesh have managed to pull the game away from India. Sushant Mishra and Akash Singh are keeping the game from finishing. Yashasvi Jaiswal's wicket triggered this collapse.
Shocking stuff from India! Another runout. This time it is Ravi Bishnoi who makes the wrong decision. India have managed to gift away their wickets in this run chase. Earlier it was Dhruv Jurel, now it is Bishnoi. Wickets are being handed like sweets during Diwali.
Massive miscommunication between Dhruv Jurel and Atharva Ankolekar. What are they doing? Both the batsman end up at the same end. "This is incredible and I haven't seen something like this" Tom Moody admits on air. After seeing the replays for almost 10 minutes, the third umpire decides that Jurel has to depart. Incredible stuff!
The senior Indian team has been cheering for the youngsters all the way from New Zealand.
Bangladeshi bowler Shoriful Islam has been mercurial for the Tigers today. He was on the verge of hattrick after taking Yashasvi Jaiswal and Siddhesh Veer's wicket in the last two balls of his over. Unfortunately, he could not complete it in his next over as Dhruv Jurel proved up to task.
Heartbreak for India! Yashasvi Jaiswal departs after a well-made 88. He is the main reason why India have crossed 100. Now that he has gone back to the pavilion, India's expected score would also fall down. Absolutely beautiful batting today by the youngster under such extreme pressure.
IND vs BAN: IND 145/3 (38)
Yashasvi Jaiswal - 80 (114)
Dhruv Jurel - 12 (23)
Yashasvi Jaiswal has braved the Bangladesh bowling all alone as wickets fell at the other end. India have lost Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma and skipper Priyam Garg. Dhruv Jurel is in the middle with Jaiswal in the hopes of building a partnership for India.
Bangladesh remove Indian skipper Priyam Garg. Garg departs after having scored just seven runs. He failed to have a meaningful impact with his batting but will try to do his best bit of captaincy.
Tilak Varma falls! Bangladesh get the much needed breakthrough. They have broken this vital Indian partnership. Tanzim Hasan Sakib takes the wicket. The 94-run stand comes to an end. Skipper Priyam Garg enters the field.
Yashasvi Jaiswal's splendid form continues as he brings up his fifth fifty plus score in the World Cup. What an important inning this has been from the youngster. He has proved himself as the best batsman of the tournament. He is just the third batsman to achieve this feat at the U-19 World Cup.
IND vs BAN: IND 63/1 (20)
Yashasvi Jaiswal - 37 (62)
Tilak Varma - 18 (41)
Rakibul Hasan - 8/0 (4)
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tilak Varma have build an impressive partnership after losing Divyansh Saxena cheaply early on. Both have looked solid despite a magnificient bowling display from Bangladesh. They also have brought up their fifty-run partnership. Excellent stuff from both sides.
IND vs BAN: IND 36/1
Yashasvi Jaiswal - 23 (45)
Tilak Varma - 5 (16)
Avishek Das - 18/1 (4)
After an uncharacteristically nervy start, Yashasvi Jaiswal seems to be his regular self now. So far, he has hit three boundaries and looks set for more more. Tilak Varma has looked good since coming on and after an early injury scare, has set up a partnership with Jaiswal.
Tilak Varma seems to be in terrible pain at the moment. He went down clutching his knee after completeing a run for his team. His knee is being bandaged at the moment. Looks like he will continue playing the match.
IND vs BAN: IND 9/1 (7)
Yashasvi Jaiswal - 3 (23)
Tilak Varma - 0 (2)
Avishek Das - 1/1 (1)
Jaiswal and Saxena started building the Indian innings slowly and surely, but the fiery Bangladeshi bowlers had other plans as Avishek Das strikes in his first over to get Divyansh Saxena's wicket. The bowlers seem to be in a fiery mood as well, having exchanged a few words with the Indian batsmen. Tilak Varma comes in.
Odds do not seem to be in India's favour as this statistic suggests that it has been 10 years since a team batting first has won the U-19 World Cup. Australia was the last team to that back in 2010 against Pakistan.
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divyansh Saxena start the Indian innings.
Both the teams have had an impressive run in the World Cup so far, with zero defeats in their campaign. Most of it boils down to two players, India's Yashasvi Jaiswal and Bangladesh's MahmudulHasan Joy.
Bangladesh wins the toss, opts to bowl first
India U19 (Playing XI): 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 (Playing XI): 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
Defending champions India are overwhelming favourites to win a record fifth U-19 World Cup title, but a tough fight is expected from first-timers Bangladesh in an all-Asian final.
India, who walloped arch-rivals Pakistan by 10 wickets in the semifinal on Tuesday, will be playing their seventh final since 2000 when they lifted the trophy for the first time.
Heading to the mega event today, India colts played about 30-odd games in different part of the world. To get used to the South African conditions, they played a quadrangular series before they played their World Cup opener against Sri Lanka.
In the final, India run into Bangladesh, a team which too has reaped the benefits of meticulous planning since their quarterfinal loss at the 2018 edition.
Considering it is Bangladesh’s maiden final, it is a bigger game for them. If they win, it will be a sweet revenge against the sub-continental giants, who have found a way to tame Bangladesh at the senior level in close finals including the 2018 Nidahas Trophy and 2016 World T20.