U19 World Cup: Pakistan Fall, India Storm into Final

CHRISTCHURCHIndia have humiliated Pakistan in the second semifinal of the ICC Under19 Cricket World at the Christchurch, New Zealand.

In response to India’s daunting 272-run target, Pakistan bundled out on just 69 runs, handing India an emphatic 203-run win.

The three-time winner will face also the three-time champions in the final on February 3.

Indian skipper Prithvi Shaw won the toss and elected to bat.

With his 41-run inning from the top set the tone for a big score. One-down batsman Subman Gill converted his quick fifty into a magnificent hundred to post a respectable total of 272/9.

Pakistan’s Mohammad Musa took 4 wickets to disturb India’s scoring rate.

The task proved to be too steep for Pakistan to overcome in the presence of India’s pace battery and a spin troika. From 20-3, Team Green took only 29.3 overs, to sum up, their pursuit, slumping down to 69 runs.

India’s third seamer, Ishan Porel walked away with a four-wicket haul, restricting Pakistan their lowest in the tournament’s history.

This is India U19’s biggest win in terms of runs against Pakistan U19.

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