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India trounce Pakistan by 202 runs to set up final against Australia

Shubman Gill scored a century for India
Shubman Gill scored a century for India
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India 272-9 (Gill 102) beat
Pakistan 69 (Porel 4-17) by 203 runs
Semi-final, ICC Under19 World Cup, Christchurch

Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten century while Ishan Porel followed it with a four-wicket haul as India bowled out Pakistan for just 69 runs to win the semi-final of the ICC Under19 World Cup in Christchurch by a massive 203-run margin.

As a result, India will now face Australia in the final on Saturday.

Chasing 273 for a win, Pakistan were rocketed early by a four-wicket haul from Porel (4-17) as he removed Imran Shah (2), Muhammad Zaid Alam (7), Ali Zaryab (1) and Ammad Alam (4) and were reduced to 28 for four.

The rest of the batting hardly showed any resilience with only Rohail Nazir (18), Saad Khan (15) and Muhammad Musa (11 not out) crossing double figures.

The spinners Shiva Singh (2-20), Riyan Parag (2-6), Anukul Sudhakar Roy (1-11) and Abhishek Sharma (1-0) picked further wickets as India wrapped up Pakistan for just 69.

Earlier, Pakistan remained sloppy on the field as they dropped two catches and missed two run outs in the initial phase that allowed Indian openers Prithvi Shaw (41) and Manjot Kalra (47) add 89 runs.

A poor judgment of a run saw Shaw run out and Musa (4-67) and Arshad Iqbal (3-51) seized on the opportunity to have India in trouble at 166 for five but Gill (102 not out) rallied with Anukul (33) to bring the innings back on track.

Gill slammed seven boundaries in his 94-ball knock as India added 75 runs in the final 10 overs to lift the score to 272 for nine in the 50 overs.

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