ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: India beat Pakistan by 203 runs in semi-finals

India has thumped Pakistan by 203 runs in the ICC U-19 World Cup semi-final match, being played at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval cricket ground. swing an all-round clinical performance Indian colts march ahead in the finals to take on Australia. This was pegged as another India vs Pakistan gala cricketing event however it had been simply a fizzle. when India U-19 set a target of 273 runs, Pakistan struggled from the start as pacer Ishan Porel derailed the chase taking 1st four wickets to reduce them twenty eight for four. Later on, spinners took the stride forward and added pressure to already troubled Pakistan team. In the end, the U-19 Pakistan team might only manage sixty nine runs on board as they were skittled out.

Earlier, both openers, skipper Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra provided a solid begin when the boys in blue won the toss and elected to bat 1st. both had shared a partnership of eighty nine runs before the skipper was run out for forty one. Following the skipper’s dismissal, Kalra additionally departed and India was 94/2. India’s Shubman Gill stood out amongst the batters and scored 102 runs in 94 balls, taking the team’s score to past 250.

After a quick stability, the boys in blue again suffered a mini-collapse in the middle overs, once Harvik Desai, Riyan Parag and Abhishek Sharma departed in fast succession, leaving the team tottering at 166/5. However, Gill, along with lower-order batsmen, brought the team back on track and India finally summed up the inning at 272/9. (ICC U-19 World Cup: Twitterati lauds Rahul Dravid’s boys after thumping convince Pakistan to seal final berth)

The three-time champion Indian team has scripted a trendy road until the semis which included their emphatic win over Bangladesh in the quarters. On the opposite hand, their Asian rivals have lost only one en route to their semis. Heading into the semis clash, India overcame Bangladesh hurdle by a massive 131 runs.

Pakistan in their last 2 results were slender three-wicket wins against Sri Lanka and South Africa. Pakistan’s bowling, led by left-arm pace sensation Shaheen Afridi, has done the job for the team but batting has been far from convincing.

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