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Priyam Garg's 110 helps India U-19 beat South Africa by 66 runs

by Saurabh Sharma Jan 03, 2020 • 23:00 PM

Durban, Jan 3:  India U-19 captain Priyam Garg notched up a 103-ball 110 as his team beat hosts South Africa by 66 runs to make a winning start to the four-nation one-day series here on Friday.

Electing to bat, India posted 264/5 with Garg leading from the front. Besides the skipper, Dhruv Jurel (65) and Tilak Varma (42) made useful contributions.

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India then kept South Africa in check and restricted them to 198/9. Left arm pacer Sushant Mishra was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/48, while Ravi Bishnoi (2/29) and Kartik Tyagi (1/25), Atharva Ankolekar (1/29) and Tilak Varma (1/23) also got wickets.

For South Africa, captain Bryce Parsons top-scored with a 50-ball 57.

India U-19s will next take on Zimbabwe on Sunday. New Zealand are the fourth side in the tournament.

Brief scores: India U-19: 264/5 in 50 overs (Priyam Garg 110; Mondli Khumalo 4/53) beat South Africa U-19: 198 for 9 in 50 overs (Bryce Parsons 57; Sushant Mishra 4/48) by 66 runs.