Bloemfontein:India marched into the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 quarterfinals as they beat New Zealand by 44 runs (via DLS) at the Mangaung Oval, here on Friday.In a rain-curtailed encounter, India Under 19 posted 115 runs on the board, without losing a wicket, in 23 overs.
While Yashasvi Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 57 off 77 balls, Divyaansh Saxena scored 52 not out from 62 balls after New Zealand elected to bowl.The revised target for New Zealand Under 19 was 192 runs and they made a brisk start in the chase, racing past fifty in the five overs, with Rhys Mariu leading the charge. Ravi Bishnoi then gave India their first breakthrough as he dismissed Ollie White in the sixth over.
Fergus Lellman and Mariu then added 30 runs together before Atharva Ankolekar removed the two in the space of 16 runs to derail the New Zealand Under 19 chase.While the left-arm spinner added one more wicket to his tally, Bishnoi scalped three wickets in the 18th over before India bowled out New Zealand Under 19 for 147 to register their third win in as many matches to top the Group A.India will square off against Australia in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Brief Scores: India Under 19 115/0 from 23 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 57*, Divyaansh Saxena 52*) beat New Zealand Under 19 147 all out (Rhys Mariu 42, Fergus Lellman 31; Ravi Bishnoi 4/30, Atharva Ankolekar 3/28) by 44 runs (via DLS)(UNI)