U-19 WC: 'Silent killers', Twitterati hail coach Rahul Dravid as young colts beat Pakistan

India's U-19 team led by Prithvi Shaw thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by 203 runs in U-19 World Cup semi-final match

India’s U-19 team led by Prithvi Shaw thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by 203 runs in the semi-final match of the ongoing U-19 Cricket World Cup at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand on January 30.

Opting to bat first, Team India set a mammoth total of 273 runs for Pakistan. Shubman Gill played the match-winning knock of unbeaten 102 off 94 balls. During his stay at the crease, he smashed 7 fours.

Besides Shubman, Indian captain Prithvi Shaw (41) and Manjot Kalra (47) were the other two batsmen who played sensible knock to provide a solid start to the team.

Shaw, who was looking in fine touch, missed his half-century by 9 runs as he failed to make it to the crease and was given a run-out.

Manjot Kalra too missed his half-century after he was caught out off Muhammad Musa’s delivery.

Anukul Roy (33) also played an important knock in the crucial middle overs. He gave the much-needed support to Shubman who was losing his partners on the other hand.

In reply, Pakistan kept losing their wickets during their chase and they were bundled out for just 69 runs. They lost the battle with 203 runs margin.

India won the match and Twittersphere erupted in joy and credited India’s U-19 coach Rahul Dravid for the comprehensive win.

Here’re some of the reactions:

U-19 Indian Team will now face Australians in the finals on February 3.