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Under 19 World cup: India beats Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets

Under 19 World cup: India beats Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets
Written by Abhishek Rana

Team India beat Papua New Guinea cricket team by 10 wickets in the Under 19 World Cup on Tuesday. The match took place at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. Their victory also sent them to the quater finals and they were also praised for their performances. The team had opted to bowl first, and trashed the whole PNG team at meager 64 runs around the 21.5 overs. Anukul Roy was the ultimate star of the match, taking out 5/14 in 6.5 overs. Shivam Mavi was also able to take two wickets, while Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Arshdeep Singh got one wicket each. The team is being coached by the former cricketer, Rahul Dravid and have previously defeated the Australia by 100 runs, for which they were again praised by the audience and sportsmen alike.

Prithvi Shaw, on his own, delivered the victory by making 57 and not out, and his partner, Manjot Kalra was able to make nine runs. He was also not out. India will next face the Zimbabwe team on Friday, until then, they can rest and also practice, as their performance has been consistent and uniform, while giving out very good results. Only the coming Friday will decide if the team can proceed to the Semi Finals, but if the former matches are any indication, Indian team will perform its best as always.

Papua New Guinew team: Vagi Karaho (c), Sema Kamea, Eisa Eka, James Tau, Tau Toa Nou, Nou Rarua, Igo Mahuru, Simon Atai, Leke Morea, Kevau Tau, Heagi Toua, Daure Aiga, Ovia Sam, Sinaka Arua, Boge Arua.

India team: Prithvi Shaw (C), Shubman Gill, Aryan Juyal, Abhishek Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Harvik Desai, Manjot Kalra, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pankaj Yadav, Riyan Parag, Ishan Porel, Himanshu Rana, Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi, Shiva Singh.

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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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