Two one-sided affairs took place on Tuesday in the 2020 U19 World Cup. In Group A, India stamped their authority after winning back-to-back matches. The team, led by Priyam Garg, beat Japan by 10 wickets at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. After winning the toss and electing to field first, the Boys in Blue laid into their opponents and bowled them out for a paltry 41 in 22.5 overs.
Kartik Tyagi started the carnage after which Ravi Bishnoi wreaked havoc. The leg-spinner picked up four wickets, conceding five runs in his eight overs. Vidyadhar Patil replaced Sushant Mishra and he got rid of Debashish Sahoo. Akash Singh chipped in with a couple of late wickets as well. For Japan, Kento Ota Dobell ground hard for 39 balls to show some fight against a strong Indian attack.
Only 22 runs came off the bat during the innings, showing India’s level of dominance. In their run-chase, India came out firing on all cylinders. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored the chunk of the runs with 29 off 18, laced with five fours and a six. Kumar Kushagra, who replaced Divyansh Saxena, stayed unbeaten on 13 with a couple of fours. In the end, Garg’s men won with a mammoth 45.1 overs to spare.
Bangladesh romp past Scotland
In Group C, Bangladesh didn’t have to drop much sweat while easing past Scotland at the Witrand Cricket Field in Potchefstroom. The Scott’s decision to bat first didn’t quite work out as they were shot out for 89. Angus Guy, Syed Shah and Jamie Cairns got into double-figures, but none could convert their starts. Scotland found Shoriful Islam and Tanzim Hasan Sakib hard to face with the new ball.
Both bowlers picked up two wickets each. Meanwhile, left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan became the first bowler in the ongoing tournament to pick up a hat-trick. In the run-chase, Sean Fischer-Keogh got three wickets to give the Junior Tigers a bit of a scare. But Parvez Hossain Emon and Mahmudul Hasan Joy made sure that Bangladesh chase down the modest score with 33.2 overs to spare.
Match 10, Group C
Scotland U19: 89 all out in 30.3 overs (Syed Shah 28, Jamie Cairns 17; Rakibul Hasan 4/20)
Bangladesh U19: 91/3 in 16.4 overs (Mahmudul Hasan Joy 35*, Parvez Hossain Emon 25; Sean Fischer-Keogh 3/27)
Bangladesh U19 win by seven wickets.
Match 11, Group A
Japan U19: 41 all out in 22.5 overs (Shu Noguchi 7; Ravi Bishnoi 4/5, Kartik Tyagi 3/10)
India U19: 42/0 in 4.5 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 29*, Kumar Kushagra 13; Kento Ola Dobbell 0/16)
India U19 win by 10 wickets.
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