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2018 Under-19 World Cup, India vs Pakistan: Things which went right for India

Tanya Rudra
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12.68K   //    30 Jan 2018, 09:32 IST

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Brutal India stamped their authority over arch-rivals Pakistan in every way possible, crushing them by 203 in the semi-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Christchurch on Monday.

The Prithvi Shaw-led unit, who are unbeaten in the tournament, recorded a comprehensive win as their opponents, chasing 273 to win, failed to show any resistance with the bat and were bundled out for 69 in 29.3 overs.

India will play against Australia in the finals of the U-19 World Cup at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

Now, let us have a look at the things that went for India as they made it to their sixth U-19 World Cup final.

#5 Opening partnership

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India skipper Prithvi Shaw opted to bat first on a good batting surface in Christchurch and went on to lay a solid foundation for his team with fellow opener, Manjot Kalra.

The duo put on 89 runs for the opening wicket and gave India a stunning start before Shaw was run-out for 41. 

Shaw and Kalra, who were clearly enjoying their batting, started off with a breeze, bringing up India's 50 inside eight overs.

India's opening pair has been a constant hit throughout the tournament and has been one of the main reason behind their team's sheer dominance.

Shaw and Kalra have been quite impressive till now and produced another clinical performance as they scored 41 and 47, respectively against Pakistan.

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