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India vs Pakistan, U19 World Cup 2020: India enters the final after defeating Pakistan by 10 wickets | Cricket News


POTCHEFSTROOM (South Africa): Yashasvi Jaiswal hit like a man among the boys, while Kartik Tyagi reminded Pakistan of the crushing New Yorkers of Waqar Younis when Indian defending champions defeated their archrivals by 10 wickets to enter their seventh final of the ICC U19 World Cup. on Tuesday.

The chasm in the class between the two sides was evident when Indian bowlers collectively drowned Pakistan at a miserable 172 in 43.1 overs. Left-handed starter Jaiswal then showed his class with an undefeated hit of 105 of 113 balls, with an equally elegant Divyansh Saxena (59 not out of 99 balls) supporting him in an easy chase completed in just 35.2 overs.

“It’s a dream come true for me. Being able to do this for my country is a great sensation. Scoring one hundred against Pakistan in a World Cup semifinal is something I can’t express in words,” said Jaiswal, who hit eight four and four six, he said after winning the ‘Player of the match’ award.

In this way, India maintained its supremacy over Pakistan at the age level and higher level in the ICC tournaments, both men and women.

The ‘Boys in Blue’ arrived before the clash of the summit in 2000 (winners), 2006 (runners-up), 2008 (winners), 2012 (winners), 2016 (runners-up) and 2018 (winners).

The current lot with key players, after having played cricket for senior representatives and five with IPL offers in their bag, showed the difference in skill level and application of their opponents, an aspect that could be attributed to the solid structure Junior cricket established by no less than Rahul Dravid.

Jaiswal literally played with the bowling attack, hitting the Pakistani bowlers towards all parts of the ground. The youngest Indian double centurion on Cricket List A finished the game with a six, which also completed his hundred.

On the road of his hundred, Abbas Afridi was beaten effortlessly on the mid-deep wicket for a six and then threw the next one behind the square for another six.

Pakistan’s bowling attack was pedestrian at best and did not have many responses to the impulses that flowed from Yashasvi’s blade. Divyansh’s batting was also nice to look at, playing the ball late.

“We were talking about how we needed to stay in the wicket. Initially they played well and we wanted to get over that and we knew we could master them after that,” Jaiswal added.

The match as a contest ended in the first half when Pakistani hitters had no response to the Tyagi rhythm and the Bishnoi variations.

Pacer Tyagi (2/32 in 8 overs) overwhelmed New Yorkers at will, while spinner Ravi Bishnoi (2/46 in 10 overs) was a hard-to-read proposal for Pakistani hitters after opting to hit.

Pakistani captain Rohail Nazir (62 of 102 balls) and starter Haider Ali (56 of 77 balls) were the only ones who made significant contributions since their tickets lasted 43.1 surges.

While the scorching rhythm of Tyagi and the Bishnoi googlies were striking, the left-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar (1/29 in 7 overs), the left-arm sailor Sushant Mishra (3/28 in 8.1 overs) and the spinner of part-time leg Yashasvi Jaiswal (1/11 in 3 overs) also kept rival batters under control.

Tyagi, probably one of India’s fastest bowlers in his age group, knocked down a New Yorker who was sliding down the crease to tear out Irfan Khan’s stump and then got his second gate with an intimidating gorilla that eliminated Tahir Hussain.

He literally aimed at the base of stumps with deliveries that fit wonderfully, which should have pleased Pakistan’s coach, Ijaz Ahmed, who has seen Waqar play some during his good times.

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