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ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: Twitter Erupts as India Registers 2nd Win of the Tournament

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Left-arm unorthodox bowler Ankul Roy took five for 14 against Papa New Guinea and helped India register a massive 10-wicket win in the tournament.

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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:


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