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India vs Pakistan: India cruises into final

India vs Pakistan: India cruises into final

ICC U-19 WC, Ind vs Pak:

Left-handed opener Jaiswal then showed his class with an unbeaten knock of 105 off 113 balls, with an equally graceful Divyansh Saxena 59 not out off 99 balls

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 batted like a man among boys while Kartik Tyagi reminded Pakistan of Waqar Younis’ toe-crushing yorkers as defending champions as India sealed a berth for the finals.

The gulf in class between the two sides was evident as Indian bowlers collectively choked Pakistan to a paltry 172 in 43.1 overs. Left-handed opener Jaiswal then showed his class with an unbeaten knock of 105 off 113 balls, with an equally graceful Divyansh Saxena (59 not out off 99 balls) supporting him in an easy chase completed in only 35.2 overs.

“It’s a dream come true for me. To be able to do this for my country is a great feeling. To score a hundred against Pakistan in a World Cup semi-final is something I can’t put into words,” Jaiswal, who hit eight fours and four sixes, said after winning the ‘Player of the Match’ award.