India and Pakistan cricket match is always a treat to watch with all the heat between the two teams and when it is in a World Cup, then the temperatures further soar high. The two teams went head-to-head in the U-19 World Cup Semi-Finals and the match pretty much went one-sided in India’s favor (not that we are complaining!) with the Indian team thrashing their counterparts by a mammoth 203 runs!
India outperformed and outplayed Pakistan in every department of the game, with swashbuckling batting, accurate bowling, and tight fielding. Shubham Gill was the star of the match by scoring his maiden century to boost India to a competitive score of 272/9. In reply to India’s score, the batting side of Pakistan completely crumbled for a lowly score of 69 all out! This is Pakistan’s worst defeat in U-19 World Cup. Indian fast bowler Ishan Porel led the damage from the bowling end by grabbing 4 wickets! India now move to the finals where they will be competing with three-time winners Australia on Saturday!
Twitterati exploded with congratulatory reactions!
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 30, 2018
What a routing that was. Brilliant win for our boys in the semi-finals. So proud of them. Best wishes for the finals where India has reached for a record 6th occasion #INDvsPAK
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 30, 2018
What an incredible performance by the Under 19 boys. Mighty impressed with the fielding and not giving Pakistan even an inch. As comprehensive as it gets. Best wishes for the finals #INDvPAK
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 30, 2018
India 🇮🇳 have shown no mercy in the #U19CWC, winning all the games by big margins
Beat AUS by 100 runs
Beat PNG by 10 wkts
Beat ZIM by 10 wkts
Beat BAN by 131 runs
Beat PAK by 203 runs
— Moulin (@Moulinparikh) January 30, 2018
India reach the #U19CWC Final! 🇮🇳
— ICC (@ICC) January 30, 2018
This is as comprehensive a win as is possible in a semi-final of an ICC tournament. A lot of the Indian boys look ready for this level. #ICCU19CWC
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 30, 2018
IPL. Future superstars of Cricket for India-Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill.
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) January 30, 2018
The man who's turned the young guys into consistent and level-headed players. His contribution to developing India's next generation accentuates his legendary aura.
Love you #RahulDravid 😍 pic.twitter.com/CIQJ1OgNzJ
— Vinayak Jain (@vinayak_jain) January 30, 2018
While so many ex Indian cricketers are always in the limelight, one man decides to stay away from it . He decides to build and nurture a new generation of exceptions players for them to achieve big. What a man, Rahul Dravid !! #U19WorldCup
— Vks (@VikHasya) January 30, 2018
— Aarohi Shergil (@AarohiShergil) January 30, 2018
Congratulations Team India! Hope it lifts the World Cup and makes their coach and mentor, Rahul Dravid along with the entire nation proud!