- Indian batsmen in the second inning took just eight overs to register their second win
- Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy came to the limelight after a great spell of 5/14
New Delhi: Under 19 India team has come over through another victory in World Cup by dishing out a clinical all-round performance with the ball that saw them steamroll Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in their second Group B match on Tuesday. Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy came to the limelight after a great spell of 5/14.
PNG were rolled over for a lowly 64. Indian batsmen in the second inning took just eight overs to register their second win of the tournament and fourth over PNG in Under-19 World Cups. Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra made ensured India sealed a rather comfortable win that helped improve their NRR to go atop Group B.
As usual, Shaw looked in hurry. He cracked Semo Kamea for three boundaries in the second and finished things up with a boundary, his 12th of the innings and remained unbeaten on 57 off 39.
Earlier, Prithvi Shaw called it right at the toss and showed no hesitation in bowling first. His decision was backed well by the Indian pace duo of Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, both of whom racked up some serious pace and changed the game for the team.
PNG batsmen were looked all over the place from ball one. Mavi provided the first two breakthroughs for India when he trapped Igo Mahuru right in front of the stumps and followed it with a picture-perfect yorker that cleaned up Heagi Toua for naught. A needless run out saw PNG slip to 26/3, and they never recovered after those early dents. Simon Atai and Ovia Sam were able to muster a couple of boundaries each but once Anukul was introduced in the ninth over, it all went downhill. PNG lost their last five batsmen for just three runs, the report said.
PNG’s last four batsmen’s score read 0. The left-arm spinner sent one of Semo Kamea’s bat and pad to pick up his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs. Fittingly, he was named Man of the Match.
(Inputs from TOI)