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India thrash New Zealand for second consecutive win at U-19 World Cup

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India toppled NZ's chase of 259 on the back of a five-for by Lomror (5/46) and four-wicket opening burst by Avesh Khan to win by a whopping 120 runs. Sarfaraz top-scored for India with 74.


And that's it! India win by 120 runs, riding on Lomror's 5/46 and rip-roaring opening spell of four wickets by Avesh Khan (4/32). NZ bowled out for 138 to crash to their second consecutive defeat. Meanwhile, India win their second match in a row to step closer to a place in the quarter-finals.

Avesh Khan finishes with splendid figures of 4 for 29 in 10 overs, but misses out on a five-for that looked certain at one stage. NZ 119 for 8 in 28.5 overs.

100 comes up for NZ in 26 overs, but India now performing the last rites in this match with Kiwis eight down already and staring at a big defeat.

24th Over: Lomror gets his third wicket, stakes claim for MoM now as he contributed 45 runs as well. NZ 88 for 8 in 23.3 overs.

22nd over: The Kiwi chase has fallen apart here with the seventh wicket going down inside 100 runs. Zeeshan and Lomror tying NZ into a knots with their spin. 80 for 7.

End of 18 overs: Lomror strikes with his left-arm spin. An iside-edge off Allen's (29) bat and straight onto the stumps. Half of the Kiwi line-up is back in the hut. New Zealand 70/5.

End or 15th Over: New Zealand finally getting some runs freely. Finn Allen ends Khaleel's fifth over with a couple of boundaries to reach 26 off 24 balls. Leopard at the other end is on 16 off 16. NZ 49 for 4.

Wicket No. 4 for Avesh Khan! He is absolutely ripping apart this New Zealand line-up, this time Josh Finnie caught in the slips for 2. New Zealand in totters at 16 for 4 in 10.2 overs.

7th over New Zealand in real strife here! Avesh Khan on a roll now. Takes two wickets in an over to take his tally to three. . First Clarkson caught by Pant for a duck, followed by Ravindra for 2. NZ struggling at 4 for 3.

3rd over: Avesh strike! Good catch by wicketkeeper Pant, who dives to his right to collect the catch. Glenn Phillips walks back for 1. NZ 4/1

End of 2 overs: Nice shape on the ball and swing for Khaleel and Avesh. Kiwi openers Ravindra and Phillips not interested in anything that's even slightly outside the off-stump. 4/0


INDIA FINISH WITH 258 FOR 8. That's a good total after being 19 for 2 at one stage. Sarfaraz the top-scorer with 74, followed by Pant 57, Jaffer 46 and Lomror 45. For NZ, Gibson was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 49.

End of 49 overs: India 249 for 7 as Lomror and Avesh take a couple of boundaries off the over, 9 runs in all.

End of 47 overs: Good over for India, nine runs come off it. 234 for 6.

End of 45 overs: India lose Jaffer (46) going into the last five overs. That's a big blow delivered by Rachin Ravindra. India 220 for 6.

India bring up 200 in 42.1 overs. Jaffer is into the 30s and Lomror into the 20s. So they are well in now to go for it.

End of 40 overs: India in tricky situation here at 191 for 5. The score looks good but five wickets sounds a bit too much to have lost at this stage. Probably Lomror (19) and Jaffer (29) need to wait for 2-3 overs before going after the bowlers for a final push.

37th over: India lose wicket No. 5. Washington Sundar plays a needless big shot and is caught at the boundary for 3. Rachin Ravindra gets the wicket. India now looking wobbly at 165 for 5 in 36.2 overs.

End of 34 overs: DISMISSED! New Zealand are coming back here as they get the big wicket of Sarfaraz (74 off 80) who was taking the match away from them. He chops one from Smith onto his stumps. India 156 for 4.

End of 32 overs: Sarfaraz is getting into his own now, as shown in a couple of reverse sweeps off Josh Finnie in that over. India 142 for 3.

FIFTY for SARFARAZ KHAN, and he continues his prolific run with second consecutive half-century of the tournament. Two boundaries from his bat in the 28th over. India 119 for 3.

WICKET FOR NZ! Just when he should have kicked on, Rishabh Pant is sent back by Dale Phillips who takes his first wicket of the day! End of an 89-run partnership. India 108 for 3 in 26.2 overs. Armaan Jaffer is new man in.

100 comes up for India in exactly 25 overs, so the scoring rate looking slightly better now at 4 an over.

FIFTY for RISHABH PANT! Tremendous rearguard effort from the Indian batsman to help his team recover from 19/2 in partnership with Sarfaraz who is on 28*. India 85/2 in 23.2 overs.

End of 22 overs: Pant (43) and Sarfaraz (25) are relaying the foundation, and they have crossed a fifty stand for the third wicket. India 75/2.

End of 19 overs: India scoring at a crawling pace, have reached 58 for 2. Pant on 34, Sarfaraz 17.

End of 15 overs: Pant (32) is looking pretty settled and good now on the crease. Sarfaraz (8) still trying to get his eye in against the swinging ball. India 47 for 2 in 15 overs.

End of 10 overs: India on guard after losing two early wickets. Sarfaraz (6) and Pant (25) are at the crease together, with the scorecard reading 37/2 at the end of first Powerplay.

End of 6 Overs: Another wicket for New Zealand. Zak Gibson gets into the act, gets an edge off Ricky Bhui (1), easily pouched behind the wicket. India off to a shaky start once again, 19/2.

5th over: WICKET ALERT! Kishan (4) tries to cut Smith, but a little more bounce and the shot was in the air, taken easily Phillips. India 13 for 1 in 4.1 overs.

4th over: Kiwi pacers are enjoying bowling in this early start, but Kishan (4) and Pant (8) are in no hurry to play their strokes. Pant ends that over Gibson with a boundary. India 13/0

1st Over: Swing on offer straight away for Natham Smith. Some anxious moments there for Ishan Kishan. India 2/0

8:15 a.m. New Zealand got off the worst possible start in the tournament, losing their first match to the minnows Nepal. India won their match against Ireland comfortably in the end but they were in real strife due to a top order failure that had the three-time champions reeling at 55 for 4 at one stage.

8 a.m. TOSS NEWS: New Zealand have won the toss and decided to field first in Dhaka.

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