Cricket U-19 World Cup: India emerges strongly


India’s under-19 cricket team showed in Bloemfontein on Saturday why it is one of the favorites to win this year’s World Cup for under-19 teams when it defeated Bangladesh by 84 runs.

Batting first, India scored 251/7 in their allotted 50 overs with Adarsh ​​Singh (76) and Uday Saharan (64) being the big standouts with the bat.

Mauf Mrida, who opened the bowling for Bangladesh, boasted a breakdown of 5/43.

Bangladesh could only manage 167 runs in 45.5 overs in its innings, with Mohammad Shihab (54) and Ariful Islam (41) providing resistance.

India’s Saumy Pandey (4/24) bowled very well and got good support from Musheer Khan (2/35).

* England, one of the other favourites, beat Scotland in Potchefstroom by seven wickets.

Scotland could only manage 174 runs in 49.2 overs with Owen Gould (48) and Jamie Dunk (40) performing decently.

Farhan Ahmed (3/22) and Luc Benkenstein (3/41) kept the Scots in check.

England scored 178/3 in 26.2 overs, with Ben McKinney (88) and Jaydn Denly (40) laying the foundations with the bat.

* In the third match in East London, Pakistan came out strong with their 181-run win over Afghanistan.

Batting first, Pakistan scored 284/9 with Shahzaib Khan (106) shining. He was well assisted by Saad Baig (55).

Khalil Ahmed took 4/51.

Afghanistan were bowled out for just 103 runs in 26.2 overs with Ubaid Shah taking 4/26.