Windies U-19 in World Cup final

Members of the West Indies U19 team celebrating their win against Bangladesh
West Indies will make their second appearance in the Under-19 World Cup final after a stunning three-wicket victory over hosts Bangladesh in the semi-final at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday.
West Indies, inspired by an all-round performance from Shamar Springer, silenced over 10,000 fans at the stadium with a gutsy run chase to overhaul the 227 runs set by Bangladesh, who won the toss and elected to field. Keemo Paul destroyed the Bangladesh lower order, grabbing three for 20, including the important scalp of Captain Mehedi Hasan Miraz who led the innings with a half-century.
Half-centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Springer, under pressure, complemented a positive innings from opener Gidron Pope as the visitors negotiated some anxious moments before romping to victory with eight balls remaining.


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