Newsday – India U-19 155 for 0 (Gill 90*, Desai 56*) beat Zimbabwe U-19 154 all out (Shumba 36, Roche 31, Roy 4-20) by 10 wickets

Mount MAUNGANUI — Much of the hype surrounding India at this cricket tournament has been around their fast-bowlers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti and batsman Prithvi Shaw.

Summary

  • India U-19 155 for 0 (Gill 90*, Desai 56*) beat Zimbabwe U-19 154 all out (Shumba 36, Roche 31, Roy 4-20) by 10 wickets Mount MAUNGANUI — Much of the hype surrounding India at this cricket tournament has been around their fast-bowlers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti and batsman Prithvi Shaw.
  • India instead relied on their change bowlers and spinners, who used the more prosaic methods of run-rate strangulation and pressure-building rather than searing pace to dismiss Zimbabwe for 154, which Shubman Gill and Harvik Desai, promoted to open to get time in the middle, chased down with ease.
  • The one wicket that did fall to the openers was an absolute pearler however, Mavi bending one back in from miles outside off between the chasm Zimbabwe opener Greg Dollar had left between bat and pad to hit the top of off.
  • He now has 10 wickets in this tournament at an average of 7, and his efforts today put India well on the way to a third win in three.
  • The job was finished with aplomb by Desai and Gill, taking the attack to the Zimbabwe bowlers from the outset, in a hurry to finish the game as quickly as possible.


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