West Indies won maiden ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Feb 15, 2016 11:15 IST

West IndiesThe West Indies on 14 February 2016 lifted their maiden ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup title. In the final played at Mirpur, West Indies defeated three time champions India by five wickets.

It was the first major title for the West Indies at any level since Darren Sammy’s senior team won the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in 2012.

Earlier put in to bat, India team was bowled out for 145 in 45.1 overs. The Caribbeans achieved the target in 49.3 overs.

West Indies’ Keacy Carty grabbed the Man of the Match title while Mehidy Hasan Miraz from Bangladesh was declared the Player of the Tournament.

About 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup

The 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup was an international limited-overs cricket tournament held in Bangladesh from 22 January to 14 February 2016.

It was the eleventh edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and the second to be held in Bangladesh, after the 2004 event.

The World Cup was contested by the national under-19 teams of sixteen ICC members, and all matches played held under-19 One Day International (ODI) status.

On 5 January 2016, Cricket Australia announced that the Australian squad had pulled out of the tournament, citing security concerns. Ireland was invited as a replacement for Australia.

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