The defending champions India U19 began their ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 campaign in a grand style with an easy 90-run win over Sri Lanka U19 on Sunday and are currently making Japan batters go merry.
India continued their domination recording India's biggest victory in u-19 ODI cricket with 10 wickets in hand and 271 balls remaining, and second overall. The biggest win in U-19 ODI cricket overall is by Australia against Scotland in 2004 when they won with 277 balls to spare.
Opting to bowl first at a belter for batting, India started the havoc in the fifth over when Kartik Tyagi bowled a pacy inswinger to Marcus Thurgate to which the keeper-batter had no idea how to deal with. On the very next delivery, Tyagi LBW Neel Date by going fuller and targeting the middle stump.
The right-arm leggie had a dream start as he strikes off the very first ball and bowled out Shu Noguchi with a Googly in the eighth over. Bishnoi then bowled another googly to Kazuma Takashi who had no idea to which side it will turn and got bowled out. Picking Two in Two, Ravi Bishnoi was on a hat-trick.
Ravi Bishnoi bowled another Googly – a hat-trick of Googlies but was unlucky to pick another wicket and eventually ended his over as a double-wicket maiden.
Bishnoi started off his second over with two leg breaks and bowled a Googly to dismiss Ishaan Fartyal. Fartyal gets beaten by the in-spin and by this time Japan has lost half of their side. By this time the leggie knew that his Googly is deceptive. He bowled another Googly and gets his wicket number 04 in the form of Ashley Thurgate.
By the end of 10th over, Japan got reduced to 19-6 with Ravi Bishnoi bowling two double-wicket maidens.
Eventually, India U-19 bowled out Japan for a scanty 41 in 22.5 overs with Ravi Bishnoi returning with starry figures of 8-3-5-4.
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