Carty, Paul steer West Indies to Under-19 glory

West Indies 146 for 5 (Carty 52*, Paul 40*, Dagar 3-25) beat India 145 (Sarfaraz 51, Batham 21, John 3-38, Joseph 3-39) by five wickets
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An unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 69 between Keemo Paul and Keacy Carty helped West Indies clinch a last-over thriller © Getty Images

West Indies’ mix of high-speed hustle with the ball and patience with the bat help them beat pre-tournament favourites India by five wickets in a tense final in Mirpur to lift their maiden Under-19 World Cup title.

India, who were bowled out for 145, held their own and fought till the end admirably until Keemo Paul and Keacy Carty’s ice-cool approach helped West Indies eat into the target and eventually cross the line with three balls to spare. That meant India lost a Youth ODI for the first time since their quarterfinal exit of the same tournament in 2014.

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Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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