In the first semifinal of ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020, India walloped their arch-rivals Pakistan by 10 wickets to enter their seventh ICC U-19 World Cup final at JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom on Tuesday.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s unbeaten hundred and Divyansh Saxena’s gritty fifty were the key highlights of the match and helped India completely decimate Pakistan and book a place in their third successive final of Under-19 World Cup.
Indian bowlers collectively gave Pakistan a tough time and pak wrapped up their batting with 172 runs in 43.1 overs.
Chasing a modest 173 to win, both the Indian openers started cautiously and saw off the early danger from the opposition bowlers. Although, they didn’t score at a rapid pace in the first powerplay but ensured that they didn’t lose any wickets. However, in the next five overs, the duo changed gears and added 25 runs. Pakistan bowlers failed to make any inroads and India cruised to an easy win. Earlier, Indian bowlers proved Pakistan skipper Rohail Nazir’s decision to bat after winning the toss wrong, picking up up two wickets in the first powerplay. India’s pace bowling duo of Sushant Mishra and Kartik Tyagi troubled the Pakistani batsmen with their pace and bounce throughout and were the pick of the bowlers. Mishra was the most succesful of the lot as he took three wickets while Tyagi also chipped in with two wickets. Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi was another standout performer for the side as he picked up two wickets in the middle overs.