Watch Highlights: Captain Yash Dhull's 82 And Vicky Ostwal's Fifer Helps India Win vs South Africa
ICC U-19 World Cup: Captain Yash Dhull smashed a knock of 82 runs and Vicky Ostwal bagged five wickets to help India cruise past South Africa.
India began their ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup campaign with a win against South Africa in their opener at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Saturday. Being sent to bat first, India were bowled out for 232 in 46.5 overs, setting a target of 233 runs. With their openers disappointing, captain Yash Dhull played a crucial knock, smashing 82 runs off 100 balls. He also hammered 11 fours during his innings. Shaik Rasheed and Kaushal Tambe also made noteworthy contributions, registering 31 runs off 54 balls and 35 runs off 44 deliveries respectively.
Mathew Boast was in good bowling form for South Africa and took three wickets in nine overs. Meanwhile, Aphiwe Mnyanda and Dewald Brevis registered two dismissals each.
A five-wicket haul from Vicky Ostwal helped India restrict South Africa to 187, winning the game by 45 runs. Meanwhile, Raj Bawa also took four wickets for the winners.
Despite a 65-run knock from Dewald Brevis and 36-run knock from captain George Van Heerdan, the Proteas failed to reach the target set by their opponents.
Here are the match highlights:
India are currently slotted in Group B and are on top of the table with two points. Ireland are in second-place with two points, followed by Uganda (0) and South Africa (0).
India will next face Ireland in their upcoming match on Wednesday.