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Riding on Anukul Roy’s maiden five-wicket haul and Prithvi Shaw’s blistering half-century, India thrashed Papua New Guinea by ten wickets on Tuesday (January 16) and move to the top of Group B.
It was a clinical performance by the Indian colts right from the time Shaw won the toss and elected to field first till the skipper hit the winning boundary. Fresh from the thumping 100-run win over Australia in the opening game, India did not take long to make inroads against PNG.
Shivam Mavi gave India a flying start by dismissing Igo Mahuru when the scoreboard was reading just 13. It was followed by another 13-run stand between Simon Atai and Heagi Toua before Mavi dismissed the latter for a duck and opened the floodgates.
PNG kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and crossed the 50-run mark by losing four wickets. But then a spectacular collapse saw them losing their last six wickets for just three runs, as from 61 for four they were all out for 64. Ovia Sam top-scored for them with 15, as only three of their players, managed to cross the double-digit mark while five failed even to open their accounts. Anukul Roy starred with the ball for India, picking up for five for just 14 while Mavi picked up a couple.
In reply, India chased down the total on the last ball of the eighth over without losing any wicket. Shaw, who had scored 94 in the first game, did the bulk of scoring while his partner Manjot Kalra played the role of second fiddle. Shaw scored 57 off the 67 runs scored while Kalra scored nine. Shaw’s knock was studded with 12 fours.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the clinical display from the Indian colts:
— Litesh Gawande (@liteshgawande) January 16, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 16, 2018
— Kushal Sharma (@kushal3sharma) January 16, 2018
Biggest wins in terms of balls to spare in U19 World Cup:
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 16, 2018
— Abhikash (@abksp101094) January 16, 2018
Having a strong feeling that lots of players from this Under 19 cricket team will go on to become the Superstars of the Senior Indian Cricket Team similar to Virat Kohli's Team. #under19worldcup #INDvPNG
— Nipun Mittal (@imNmittal) January 16, 2018
Papua New Guinea should stick to Rugby 🙊 #INDvPNG
— Supreeth Mohan Alias SuMo (@supreeth28) January 16, 2018
Another commanding performance by Team India in the ongoing Under 19 ICC World Cup. Congratulations on winning by 10 wickets against PNG. #INDvPNG
Accolades to Stellar Half Century @Shaw_Prithvi and Man of the Match Anukul Roy for his Fifer.
— Vishal Varshney (@vishalvarshney) January 16, 2018
— 𝑽𝒊𝒏𝒐𝒅 𝑩𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒏𝒐𝒊𝒊 🇮🇳 (@vinodbishnoii) January 16, 2018
Prithvi Shaw hammers unbeaten half century. My worry is when he toys with bowling he is ignoring certain basics which will become technical issues later.
— Makarand Waingankar (@wmakarand) January 16, 2018
The Making of the legend Prithvi Shaw is taking place.
— Ashwin Baliga (@aabee92) January 16, 2018