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ICC U19 World Cup Semi-final: India beats Pakistan by 203-runs; will take on Australia in finals

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Team India on Tuesday defeated Pakistan after setting a target of 273 runs in the second U-19 World Cup semi-final match, being played at Christ Church’s Hagley Oval cricket ground.

India’s Shubman Gill stood out amongst the batters and scored 102 runs in 94 balls, taking the team’s score too well past 250.

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India defeated Pakistan by 203 runs and will now meet the Australian U-19 team in the finals of the World Cup.

Earlier, both openers, skipper Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra provided a solid start after the men in blue won the toss and elected to bat first. Both had shared a partnership of 89 runs before the skipper was run out for 41. Following the skipper’s dismissal, Kalra also departed and India was 94/2.

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Earlier, India coach Rahul Dravid had said a match against Pakistan could be a good learning curve for the players. Dravid said, “It’s exciting to play an India-Pakistan game because under-19 cricket is all about experiences, about giving them different learning environs. The last couple of years we haven’t had a chance to play Pakistan at any level, so it’s really nice that it has panned out the way it has.”

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