World Cup U-19: Yashasvi Jaiswal's ton against Pakistan takes India to final
New Delhi : Young man Yashasvi Jaiswal slammed a century against Pakistan in the semi-final game of World Cup U-19, ensuring India a final berth for the World Cup final.
Indian bowlers did a brilliant job and restricted Pakistan to 172, while Indian batsmen came out strong and chased down the target without losing any of the wickets and 88 balls remaining.
This is the first time that a team has won by 10 wickets in the knockout rounds of the U-19 World Cup.
India will now play either Bangladesh or New Zealand in the final game which will be decided on Sunday.
Earlier in the game, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first.
From the initial overs, Pakistan never looked in command and as a result they lost their last six wickets for a mere 26 runs. Captain Nazir became their top scorer with his gritty 62 off 102, taking Pakistan to a total of 172 runs.
From the Indian side, Jaiswal and Saxena came to open the game and stayed till the end. On one end Jaiswal scored his century and on the other hand Saxena completed his half century to score unbeaten 176-run stand, which is the highest opening partnership in any U-19 World Cup semi-final.