Team India on Tuesday defeated Pakistan after setting a target of 273 runs in the second U-19 World Cup semi-final match, being played at Christ Church’s Hagley Oval cricket ground.
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India’s Shubman Gill stood out amongst the batters and scored 102 runs in 94 balls, taking the team’s score too well past 250.
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India defeated Pakistan by 203 runs and will now meet the Australian U-19 team in the finals of the World Cup.
Earlier, both openers, skipper Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra provided a solid start after the men in blue won the toss and elected to bat first. Both had shared a partnership of 89 runs before the skipper was run out for 41. Following the skipper’s dismissal, Kalra also departed and India was 94/2.
Earlier, India coach Rahul Dravid had said a match against Pakistan could be a good learning curve for the players. Dravid said, “It’s exciting to play an India-Pakistan game because under-19 cricket is all about experiences, about giving them different learning environs. The last couple of years we haven’t had a chance to play Pakistan at any level, so it’s really nice that it has panned out the way it has.”