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U-19 World Cup Semi Final, India Beat Pakistan by 203 Runs, Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 30, 2018, 10:44 AM IST

Super League SF 2, Hagley Oval, Christchurch 30 January, 2019

Toss won by India Under-19 (decided to bat)

India Under-19 beat Pakistan Under-19 by 203 runs

Man of the Match: Shubman Gill



STAT ATTACK: The total of 69 for Pakistan is their lowest ever in the history of the ICC U19 World Cup.


STAT ATTACK: This semi-final win against Pakistan in the U19 World Cup also marks a hat-trick of wins for India (2012, 2014, 2018) against our arch-rivals, who before this had won on four consecutive occasions (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010) at the World Cup. 


Shubman Gill has had a fantastic World Cup by any standards, this semi-final Man of the Match award is his third of the tournament, and he has scored three half centuries along with ton today. 


India's 203 run win against Pakistan in the semi-final of the U19 World Cup 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. 


Earlier in the tournament India played Australia where a masterclass from captain Prithvi Shaw helped them to a 100 run win. 


India are the only side who have qualified for the final of the ICC U19 World Cup six times, of the previous five occasions India have won the title thrice. The final is against Australia, who are also three time champions on Saturday. 


Now India will face three-time champions Australia in the final. Even India has won the cup on three previous occasions, and would be looking for their fourth title. 


ALL OUT: That's it. India has dismissed Pakistan for a paltry 69 runs. India win by a massive 203 runs, and will play Australia in the finals. Abhishek Sharma picks up the final wicket.


STUMPED: And now Anukul Roy strikes. He pitches the ball up, and gets it to turn at the last moment. Saad loses control and is dragged outside the crease. Quick work behind the stumps by Desai. Pakistan 68/9


Musa did well with ball, and is trying hard with the bat as well. He gets the first six of the innings. Shiva is not impressed. Pakistan 64/8 after 28 overs.


And Anukul Roy gets his first over. He is the spinner of team and gets to bowl in the 27th over. Pakistan manage to score first boundary of their innings in the over too. It's 58/8.


So Shiva will have to wait for another over to get a wicket. On last ball of the over, Shaw has a rare miss, as the batsman flashes hard. The ball takes the edge, and goes past Shaw at slips. That was very close. Pakistan 52/8 after 26 overs.


Riyan comes for another over. Now it is a race between both the spinners to finish the Pakistan tail. Just one run coming from the over. This is a clinical performance by the Indian team with the ball. It's 49/8.


OUT: India gets another one as Shaheen departs for a nought. Shiva picks his second wicket. It is all but over for Pakistan. It's 48/8 after 24 overs.


Indian spinners finishing their overs pretty quickly. Riyan also gives away one run. Pakistan 47/7 after 23 overs.


Shiva completes one more over. Nothing much left in the game now. The only thing to watch out for is, for how long can the Pakistan side hang on. It's 46/7.


Riyan is just toying with the Pakistani tail-enders. On the very next delivery after getting the wicket, he almost gets Shaheen after the batsman edges one to Shaw. The ball falls just short of the slip fielder. Pakistan 45/7 after 21 overs.


RIYAN STRIKES AGAIN: Riyan flights the ball, and invites Hasan Khan to go for a lofted shot. It was a similar dismissal from his previous over. This time Shubman takes a mind-boggling catch moving backwards. Pakistan 45/7.


Shiva finishes another over. Nothing much coming from that over too. Pakistan 45/6 after 20 overs.


OUT: Now part-timer Riyan comes into the attack. He invites the batsmen to go for the aerial route. Rohail succumbs to the ploy and gives a simple catch to Shubman Gill. Pakistan 41/6 after 19 overs.


OUT: Shiva strikes. Tosses the ball up, as Taha tries to get underneath the ball to get some elevation. He ends up giving a simple catch to Nagarkoti at backward point. Pakistan 37/5 .


This is not looking good for Pakistan at all. Once again just one run coming from Nagarkoti's over. That means just eight runs from the last five overs. Pakistan 36/4 after 17.


Shiva comes up with another economical over. Just gives away one runs. Pakistan really needs to get some runs here. It's 35/4 after 16 overs.


A breather for Pakistan batsmen as Nagarkoti finishes his over without doing further harm. Pakistan 34/4 after 15 overs.


Left-arm spinner Shiva is introduced into the attack. He bowls tight lines right from the word go. The Indian spinners have been very consistent throughout the tournament, as the same is expected today too. Pakistan 32/3.


One does not understand why Nagarkoti is sticking to bowling short. Although he has just given one run in the over, he didn't have a chance to pick up a wicket also. It's 29/4 after 13 overs.


And Ishan finishes with a wicket-maiden. That is some really tight bowling by the lanky speedster. He probably is making up for the matches lost due to his injury, that he suffered in the match against Australia. Pakistan still at 28/4 after 12 overs.


ISHAN POREL STRIKES AGAIN: Porel is in action again. He picks his fourth wicket. Ammad Alamgoes back to the pavilion for just 4. Mavi takes a simple catch. Pakistan is 28/4.


Nagarkoti continues. He bowls a good maiden over. Pakistan score stays at 28/3 after 10 overs.


And another good over from Ishan comes to end. Pakistan is certainly on the backfoot here. They would want to deal with rest of his overs safely. Pakistan 28/3 after 10 overs.


U-19 World Cup Semi Final, India Beat Pakistan by 203 Runs, Highlights: As It Happened

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PREVIEW: After bagging lucrative deals at the IPL auction, members of the unbeaten Indian team will be eager to deliver when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in the second semifinal of the ICC U-19 World Cup on Tuesday.
Three-time champions India have played like a thorough professional outfit, winning all four matches in emphatic fashion including the quarterfinal against Bangladesh.
For two-time winners Pakistan, it has not been smooth sailing all the way. They lost their tournament opener to Afghanistan before winning three in a row.
However, their last two results were narrow three wickets wins against Sri Lanka and South Africa. Pakistan's bowling, led by left-arm pace sensation Shaheen Afridi, has done the job for the team but batting has been far from convincing.
Ali Zaryab Asif did bulk of the scoring in the middle-order, rescuing the side from tight situations twice. He hit 59 against Sri Lanka and followed it up with a 74 against South Africa in the quarterfinal.
It's time that others chip in and Indian pacers Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi would look to exploit that weakness in the opposition camp.
The young Indian guns would also be high on confidence, having secured potentially life-changing deals at the IPL auction with their performances in the World Cup.
KKR paid Rs 3.2 crore and Rs 3 crore for left-arm pacer Nagarkoti and Mavi respectively while left-arm spinners Anukul Roy and Abhishek Sharma were lapped up by Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils for Rs 20 lakh and Rs 55 lakh respectively. Batting mainstays, captain Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill, too impressed the IPL teams with their showing in New Zealand.
Gill, who hit a match-winning 86 in the quarterfinals and is team's leading scorer with 239 runs, went to KKR for Rs 1.8 crore while Shaw was bought for Rs 1.2 crore to Mumbai Indians.
Shaw's opening partner Manjot Kalra too managed a Rs 20 lakh deal with Delhi Daredevils. However, all these players will have put the post auction euphoria behind and focus on the job at hand.
As rightly put by coach Rahul Dravid, "auction will come every year but not the opportunity play in a World Cup". And place in a World Cup final is at stake.
The highly-rated batsmen will have to be wary of Afridi, who has taken 11 wickets in four games at 10.21 including a six-wicket haul against Ireland.
Pakistan will be more familiar with the conditions, having played their quarterfinal at the Hagley Oval here. India had played their last game against Bangladesh in Queenstown.
After the quarterfinal, the explosive Gill had said that the team was looking forward to play Pakistan.
"We remembered our loss in the Asia Cup and so were determined to win the match (against Bangladesh). As for the Pakistan game, we are looking forward to the match since we did not play them in the Asia Cup. We're sure it will be a good match," he said.

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Squads: India: 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.
Pakistan: Hasan Khan (C), Rohail Nazir , Mohammad Ali Khan, Ali Zaryab, Ammad Alam, Arshad Iqbal, Imran Shah, Mohammad Taha, Muhammad Mohsin Khan, Muhammad Musa, Muhammad Zaid, Munir Riaz, Saad Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Suleman Shafqat.

Team Rankings

1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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