U-19 World Cup, India U-19 vs Ireland U-19: India Cruise Past Ireland In Group B Fixture, Qualify For Super League Stage
India U-19 vs Ireland U-19 Highlights: India sealed a dominating win against Ireland to qualify for the Super League stage.
India defeated Ireland by 174 runs in their Group B fixture to qualify for the Super League stage in the ongoing ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba. Chasing a target of 308 runs, Ireland were bowled out for 133 in 39 overs. Garv Anil Sangwan, Aneeshwar Gautam and Kaushal Tambe registered two dismissals each for India. Meanwhile, Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar and Rajvardhan Suhas Hangarekar bagged a wicket each. Initially, India posted 307 for five in 50 overs, courtesy of some fine batting by their opening pair; Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Harnoor Singh. Raghuvanshi smashed 79 runs off 79 balls and also hammered 10 fours and two sixes. On the other hand, Harnoor played a knock of 88 runs off 101 deliveries and also smacked 12 fours. India were also without captain Yash Dhull, who reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 along with five other teammates. In his absence, Nishant Sindhu was the stand-in skipper for India. (Scorecard)
IND U-19 vs IRE U-19, U-19 World Cup Live
We are back for the second half! The players make their way out to the middle. Liam Doherty and David Vincent will open the batting for Ireland Under-19. Rajvardhan Hangargekar will begin the proceedings with the ball. Here we go...
... THE RUN CHASE ...
Ireland Under-19 bowlers will be feeling a little bruised! A lot of spinners were used by Tim Tector, but the result remained the same. They were not very disciplined with their bowling through the innings. In the beginning, they missed their lines and lengths and allowed the Indian U-19 openers to score freely. They did manage to come back and pick up the wickets and fought well to restrict India Under-19 under 320 or even 330 which was looking quite achievable at one point. Jamie Forbes was excellent with the ball, he grabbed just one wicket, but was very economical in his spell. Muzamil Sherzad did not start off on the right note, but he did well to grab 3 wickets at the death, but again, he leaked 23 runs in his last over which ruined his entire spell. It's now upto the Irish batters, they have an uphill task here, but not an impossible one. Will Ireland Under-19 chase this down? Or will India Under-19 come out on top? We will find out soon.
India Under-19 got off to a flying start, Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Harnoor Singh put together 164 runs and were cruising away. Both of them might be disappointed about missing out on their centuries but without their sublime knock, India would not have reached a score of over 300. Raj Angad Bawa and Nishant Sindhu did add valuable runs on the board, but the cameo from Rajvardhan Hangargekar at the end guided their total to 307! The bowlers now have a task to defend the total. India Under-19 would be high on confidence coming into the second innings, considering they defended a much lower total in the previous game.
It was a decent recovery from Ireland Under-19 only until the last over! But however, the score would have looked a lot worse than 307 for Ireland Under-19. At one point India were looking to post a total of over 320 runs, but they have done well to restrict India for 307 runs. Still, a very healthy total on the board, and Ireland Under-19 do have a challenging task ahead of them.
FOUR! Sliced away! This was a full ball, outside off. Rajvardhan Hangargekar reaches out and slices it hard past the point fielder to fetch himself a boundary to end the innings. 23 runs off the last over and India Under-19 finish with 307/5.
SIX! DISPATCHED! Make it three in a row! Sherzad serves a juicy full toss this time, on off. Rajvardhan Hangargekar stays back and smokes it over the bowler's head for another maximum! 300 comes up for India Under-19!
SIX! BACK-TO-BACK SIXES! That is a phenomenal strike from Rajvardhan Hangargekar! Sherzad misses his mark yet again and serves a length ball, on middle. Rajvardhan Hangargekar smacks it straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum!
SIX! WOW! What a strike this is from Rajvardhan Hangargekar! He is playing a very handy knock at the back end for India Under-19! This was a full ball, around middle. Rajvardhan Hangargekar stays back and whips it way over the deep mid-wicket region for a biggie.
Full ball, outside off. Dinesh Bana digs it out to the off side for a run.