Published On: Tue, Jan 30th, 2018

India thrash Pakistan in U-19 World Cup semi final

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India reaffirmed their supremacy in age-group cricket as they walloped arch-rivals Pakistan by an incredible 203 runs to make it to their sixth ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup final in Christchurch on Tuesday.

This is India’s biggest win against Pakistan at the age group level as the gulf in standard was way too visible. Gill with his batting prowess and agility on the field has been impressive so far in the tournament. The right-handed batsman has hit four successive half-centuries in the tournament, with his highest being an unbeaten and match winning 102 against Pakistan on Tuesday.

The immensely talented Shubhman Gill hit a sublime unbeaten 102 off 94 balls to guide India to 272 for 9 after winning the toss and then seamer Ishan Porel (4/17 in 6 overs) scythed through the Pakistan top-order with a terrific opening spell to help them bowl out for a mere 69 in 29.3 overs.

India have won the tournament in 2000 (under Mohammed Kaif), 2008 (Virat Kohli), 2012 (Unmukt Chand) while losing two finals in 2006 (Cheteshwar Pujara) and 2016 (Ishan Kishan). India will now play Australia in the finals.

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