Indian colts yesterday made a mockery of Japan, who were making their debut in the Under 19 World Cup, as they won their second Group A game by 10 wickets in what turned out to be a completely one-sided contest.
Making their debut at the tournament after having their first match washed out against New Zealand, Japan were bundled out for a mere 41 runs inside 23 overs after being put into bat at the Mangaung Oval. None of their batsmen were able to reach the double-digit mark and five of them were dismissed for a duck. In fact, the highest contribution was made by extras — 19.
Shu Noguchi (7) and Kento Dobell (7) emerged as the joint highest run-scorer among the Japan batters. Japan’s total of 41 was the joint second-lowest score in the history of Under 19 World Cup. Canada and Bangladesh were the other teams to get bowled out for 41 in 2002 and 2008 editions of the tournament respectively.
Spinner Ravi Bishnoi was pick of the Indian bowlers as he picked up four wickets and finished with astounding figures of 4/5. Kartik Tyagi scalped three whereas Akash Singh and Vidyadhar Patil picked up two and one wicket respectively.
Chasing the target, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Kumar Kushagra took the Indian colts across the line inside five overs. “I am really happy, it is my first Man of the Match award for my country and I am very excited. Planning was pretty clear and I executed well. I will continue with this performance in the upcoming matches too,” said Bishnoi who was adjudged the Player of the Match.
Japan: 41 all out (Shu Noguchi 7; Ravi Bishnoi 4/5); India: 42/0 (Yashasvi Jaiswal 29*, Kumar Kushagra 13*)
by 7 wickets
Bangladesh secured a seven-wicket victory over Scotland at Witrand Cricket Field in the ongoing ICC U19 World Cup yesterday.
Chasing 90, Bangladesh suffered an early blow as Tanzid Hasan (0) got out in the first over of the innings.
Shamim Hossain then joined Parvez Hossain Emon at the crease but his stay was brief as he was dismissed by Sean Fischer Keogh in the third over. Hossain scored tens runs in 9 balls, reducing the team to 18/2.
Towhid Hridoy and Mahmudul Hasan Joy chased off the remaining runs securing a seven-wicket victory over Scotland. Hridoy remained not out on 17 while Hasan Joy played an unbeaten knock of 35 runs.
Bangladesh: 91 for 3 (Mahmudul 35*, Fischer-Keogh 3-27) beat Scotland: 89 (Uzzair 28, Rakibul 4-20, Shoriful 2-13) by seven wickets.
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