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U19 World Cup: Thrashing Papua New Guinea By 10 Wickets, India Enters Quarters

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| January 16 , 2018 , 17:02 IST

Keeping their winning streak going, Indian team thrashed Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 10 wickets in their second fixture of Under-19 World Cup at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy along with skipper Prithvi Shaw led the team through a striking victory.

The second consecutive win landed the team in quarterfinals of the tournament. Post winning the toss, India decided to field and was able to bowl out the rival team for barely 64 runs in 21.5 overs, thanks to the five wickets picked by Anukul Roy.

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Considerably, team's bowling squads did wonders on the field gave the 2 wickets picked by fast bowler Shivam Mavi and one wicket claimed by Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Arshdeep Singh each. Team India was able to chase the target in just eight overs.

Much like the past match, Prithvi led the batting line-up through victory with his unbeaten 57 runs off 39 balls whereas his partner Manjot Kalra scored an unbeaten 9. However, it was Roy who created havoc in the South African junction with his 14 runs and 5 wickets taken in 6.5 overs.

Team India will now lock horns with Zimbabwe on January 19. With the kind of performance Men in Blue have displayed so far, they shall easily beat the rival team in the upcoming match. In the tournament's opening match, India was easily able to thrash Aussie players by 100 runs.