The young Indian team did it yet again! They defeated their arch-rival Pakistan on 30th January 2018 (IST) to reach the finals of the U19 World Cup, 2018. It was the heaviest defeat of Pakistan in its U19 World Cup history. They lost by a whopping 203 runs and were bowled out for just 69 runs.
There were two Indian stars in the game. First was Shubman Gill who scored his maiden century in the World Cup, he remained unbeaten till the end of the innings. Next was the pace bowler Ishan Porel, who took four wickets and never allowed Pakistan to get at the top of the game. India were dominant all throughout the game. Though the win looked easy for India, there was surely a lot of hard work and effort made by the Indians.
Gill surpassed the highest individual score of 94 runs by the captain Prithvi Shaw, in the big game and definitely raised some eyeballs for the upcoming IPL season. He was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders at an expensive stake of Rs.1.8 crores. He showed in this game that he was worth the buy, and can do well in pressure situations.
Senior cricketers like Virendar Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, VVS Laxman, etc. took to twitter and rained it with congratulations messages, praising the quality of cricket displayed by the young Indian Team in all the departments.
The bigger game, that is the finals will be played against Australia. India will definitely go to the field with a boost in their confidence and try to make India proud. India has still not been beaten this World Cup, and there are high hopes from Team India to continue their winning streak and bring the cup home.