Gill shines as India defeat Bangladesh in U19 World Cup
Jan.26 (CRICKETNMORE) - India put up an all-round show to hammer Bangladesh by 131 runs on Friday to set-up an ICC Under-19 World Cup semi-final against arch-foes Pakistan.
Shubman Gill produced a sublime innings of 86 off 94-balls, in which he hit nine fours, helped India score a challenging 265 in the last Super League quarter-final in front of broadcast cameras at the John Davies Oval ground in Queensland.
India were all out in the last over and could not inflate the total as much as they would have liked to, but the score proved to be more than adequate as Bangladesh succumbed for 134 in 42.1 overs under a mounting asking run-rate, courtesy some tight bowling from the India fast bowlers in the early overs.
India’s spinners bowled tight lines and the fielding too was top-class with two direct-hit run outs in what completed a fine all-round effort that the Pakistan team would have observed keenly ahead of their second semifinal at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 30 January.