twitter praises Rahul Dravid's boys after thumping win over Pakistan to seal final berth in ICC U-19 World Cup. pakistan worst defeat in the U-19 World Cup
The occasion was a big one for members of the Indian U-19 cricket team as they were notched up by Pakistan in the semi-final of ICC U-19 World Cup 2018.India Batting first, put a decent 273-run total on board. Riding on marvellous performances by Shubman Gill (102*) ,thanks for a breathtaking century from the opener. who has been one of the highilighting player in the tournament.
Gill, who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.8 crore in the Indian Premier League players auction, had hit a match-winning 86 in the quarterfinals against Bangladesh. He is the teams leading scorer with 341 runs.
The defeat was Pakistans heaviest (in terms of runs) in a U-19 World Cup match.
For three-time champions India, seamer Ishan Porel grabbed four wickets for 17 runs while spinners Shiva Singh and Riyan Parag took two wickets apiece to rock the Pakistan run chase.
Pakistan were reduced to 20 for 3 in the eighth over with Porel removing their top three batsmen and they could not recover from there under a relentless attack from an Indian pace battery and a spin troika.
Only three Pakistani players could reach double-digit scores with Rohail Nazir hitting 18.
The Indians also fielded superbly with Shivam Mavi and Prithvi Shaw pulling off outstanding catches at fine leg and slip respectively.
India: 272 for 9 in 50 overs (Shubman Gill 102 not out; Muhammad Musa 4/67).
Pakistan: 69 all out in 29.3 overs (Rohail Nazir 18; Ishan Porel 4/17, Shiva Singh 2/20, Riyan Parag 2/6).
see the twitter posts:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 30, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 30, 2018
Top Inn by our own lad #shubmanGill in U-19 India vs Pakistan World Cup semi final..so proud of you..keep going guys.. Cup Jeet kar aana hai.. All the best for the finals #Rahuldravid??? one more game guys ????????????
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 30, 2018
The man who's turned the young guys into consistent and level-headed players. His contribution to developing India's next generation accentuates his legendary aura.
Love you #RahulDravid ? pic.twitter.com/CIQJ1OgNzJ
— Vinayak Jain (@vinayak_jain) January 30, 2018