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India, Bangladesh players clash after U-19 World Cup finals

"Some of our bowlers were emotional and were pumped up. What happened after the game was unfortunate. I would like to congratulate India," Bangladesh skipper Akbar was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

India and Bangladesh players collide after the finals. (Source: Twitter/screengrab)

Cricket, a gentleman’s sport, can also turn ugly at times and a similar episode was witnessed after Bangladesh’s historic win over India in the U19 World Cup finals in Potchefstroom. Moments after Bangladesh clinched their maiden U-19 World Cup trophy an altercation was witnessed among a few players from both the Indian and Bangladesh camp.

As soon as the match ended, it became tense with Bangladeshi players rushing to the ground and most of them still displaying aggressive body language.

In fact, one India player rushed to confront and pushed a Bangladeshi player who had allegedly said uncharitable things and it was coach Paras Mhambrey seen calming his boys.

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“Some of our bowlers were emotional and were pumped up. What happened after the game was unfortunate. I would like to congratulate India,” Bangladesh skipper Akbar was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

India’s Ravi Bishnoi and Akash Singh were charged by ICC for unruly behaviour for their involvement in the post-match fracas in the U19 World Cup final. From Bangladesh, Rakibul Hasan, Shamim Hossain, and Towhid Hridoy were slapped with suspension points for their atrocious behaviour on the pitch.

What happened in the contest?

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After dismantling the Indian batsmen, Bangladesh skipper Akbar Ali and Parvez Emon put up a great fight back with the bat to guide their team to this historic win.

Chasing a paltry 178, Bangladesh got off to a spectacular start with the opening pair of Emon and Tanzid Hasan adding 50 runs in just 9 overs. However, Ravi Bishnoi’s introduction in the attack led to Bangladesh’s downfall, as the spinner scalped four wickets in his 10-over quota. However, his effort was not enough as a resilient 43 from 77 balls by the Bangladeshi skipper and Emon’s valuable 47-run contribution paved the way for Bangladesh’s victory.

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Earlier in the day, the Indian team after being invited to bat first could only manage 177 in 47.2 overs. This was the first time India were bowled out in 13 innings. After a slow start, the Indian team slowly upped the ante with half-centurion Yashasvi Jaiswal leading from the front. However, after his dismissal, India fell like nine pins losing their last seven for just 21 runs.

First published on: 09-02-2020 at 10:31:04 pm
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