ICC U19 World cup 2018, Shubham Gill’s Ton help India to Seal Place in Final

ICC U19 World cup 2018, Shubham Gill’s Ton help India to Seal Place in Final

India beat Pakistan in Under-19 Cricket world cup by 203 runs and seal his 6th final. This is their fifth biggest win in the history of the U19 World Cup. The biggest came against Scotland in 2004, India won by 270 runs. Batsman Shubham Gill, who made his List A début for Punjab in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017, scored 102* in the semifinal against Pakistan, which helps India to set a big score at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Bowler Ishan Porel picked 4 for 17 and destroyed the Top and Middle-order of Pakistan Under-19 Team. This semi-final win against Pakistan in the U19 World Cup also marks a hat-trick of wins for India (2012, 2014, 2018).

On the start of the morning, Indian Captain Prithvi Shaw won the toss and elected to bat first, made a solid partnership of 89 runs in 93 balls with his partner Manjot Kalra(47), who caught by Rohail Nazir in 18th Over. After this Indian Middle-order batsman fails to build any partnership, India lost their three major wickets in just 18 runs.

After this, the Opening pair of Pakistan team departs early in the first spell of Ishan Porel, he conceded only 17 runs in his six overs spell and picks 4 wickets, Bowler- Riyan Parag and Shiva Singh also got 2-2 wickets and bowled out Pakistan at 69 in just 29.3 overs. Eight out of eleven players failed to score double-digit runs for their team.

Now India will play for the title against Australia in Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on 3rd February. If India wins this title, then it will be the fourth world cup trophy for Under-19, Same condition is also for Australia. India and Australia both win the trophy 3-3 times in their career. India won the ICC World cup in 2000, 2008, and in 2012. While Australia wins this in 1988, 2002, and in 2010.


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