India thrash mibia by 197 runs to enter semis
Fatullah, Feb 6: Opener Rishabh Pant struck a brilliant 111 off 96 balls as India demolished mibia by 197 runs in the quarter-fil of the Under-19 cricket World Cup at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here on Saturday. En route his ton, Pant hit 14 boundaries and two sixes and was well supported by Sarfaraz Khan (76), Armaan Jaffer (64), which steered the team to a massive score of 349 for six in 50 overs. In reply, mibia were bundled put for a mere 152 in 39 overs, thanks to spinners Mayank Dagar (3-25), Anmolpreet Singh (3-27) and Washington Sundar (2-27). Three-time champions India, coached by batting great and former captain Rahul Dravid, will take on the winner of Sunday’s quarter-fil between strong contenders England and Sri Lanka in the first semi-fil in Mirpur on February 9.
Brief scores: India 349/6 in 50 overs (Rishabh Pant 111, Sarfaraz Khan 76; Fritz Coetzee 3/78). mibia 152 all out in 39 overs (Niko Davin 33; Mayank Dagar 3/25, Anmolpreet Singh 3/27, Washington Sundar 2/27). IANS