Even rain gods wanted their part in the nerve-wracking ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 final between India and Bangladesh at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Sunday. Defending a lowly total of 177, defending champions India kept the fight alive with Ravi Bishnoi taking four runs. (More Cricket News)
Then as Bangladesh closed in on the target, the rain stopped the play with the first-time finalists still 15 runs from the victory. Akbar Ali (42 off 76) and Rakibul Hasan (3 off 19) added 20 runs in 54 balls, but the stoppage has come in a bad time for them.
So what happens if the play is not possible?
Bangladesh will become champions. They are ahead by 18 runs on DLS par.
BAN - 163/7 (41.0)
IND - 177 all out (47.2)
For in-depth, objective and more importantly balanced journalism, Click here to subscribe to Outlook Magazine