India Vs Pakistan, U 19 Cricket World cup 2018: India defeats Pakistan in the Semifinals


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India marched into the finals of Under 19 cricket world cup by defeating Pakistan by 203 runs.

Indian Under-19 cricket team posing after the win, Image Ref: BCCI Twitter

India Vs Pakistan matches often gets the top billing but this match was an one-sided affair. India batted first in this battle of arch-rivals. The Indian opening batting duo of P Shaw and M Kalra gave the team a good start and made 89 runs before the captain P Shaw got run out. The wicket of P Shaw saw the Indian Vice-Captain Shubham Gill take the guard at the crease and he stuck to his task till the very end of the innings scoring 102 runs. The Indian team, in the end, managed to score 272 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in their quota of 50 overs.

Indian players celebrating after fall of wicket, Image Ref: Twitter

Pakistan had to begin well to have any chance of chasing the total. The Indian opening bowlers S Mavi and I Porel started excellently and did not give the Pakistan batsmen an inch. The first wicket of Pakistan fell in the fourth over at the team score of 10 and thereafter the wickets fell continuously leading to a collapse of the batting order. The Pakistan batsmen managed to score a paltry 69 runs in 29.3 overs.

Top performers in the match:

Top performing Indian batsmen:

Top scorers for India

The top three batsmen of the batting line-up were the top three scorers for India.

Top performing Pakistan bowlers:

Top wicket takers for Pakistan

The pacers M Musa and A Iqbal were the top wicket-takers for Pakistan, but they gave away plenty of runs as well.

Top performing Pakistan batsmen:

Top scorers for Pakistan

Out of the total of 69 runs scored by Pakistan 44 runs were scored by the three players mentioned above and 5 runs came from extras that means the remaining 8 players managed to score only a total of 20 runs.

Top performing India bowlers:

Top wicket takers

The Indian opening duo of pacers bowled an excellent first spell of bowling.Shivam Mavi who opened the spell of bowling did not pick up wickets, but he bowled a miserly spell of 4 overs in which 3 were maidens. IC Porel was the best Indian bowler of the day with him picking up 4 wickets.

Player of the match:

Shubham Gill

Shubham Gill of India was declared the player of the match for his masterclass innings of 102 runs.

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