Indian bowlers dismiss Pakistan for 172 in U-19 WC semifinal

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Indian bowlers dismiss Pakistan for 172 in U-19 WC semifinal

Potchefstroom (South Africa): Indian bowlers produced a brilliant performance under pressure to dismiss Pakistan for 172 in the first U-19 World Cup (WC) semifinal here Tuesday.

Pacer Kartik Tyagi (2/32) bowled yorkers at will while leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi (2/46) was a difficult proposition to read for the Pakistani batsmen. However, left-arm pacer Sushant Mishra (3/28) was the pick of the bowlers and troubled all the opposition batsmen.

Pakistan skipper Rohail Nazir (62, 102b, 6×4) and opener Haider Ali (56, 77b, 9×4) were the only ones to make a significant contribution as the innings lasted 43.1 overs.

While Tyagi’s scorching pace and Bishnoi’s googlies were eye-catching, left-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar (1/29) left and part-time leg-spinner Yashasvi Jaiswal (1/11) also kept the rival batsmen under check.

Tyagi, probably one of the fastest bowlers in India in his age category, bowled an inswinging yorker wide off crease to uproot Irfan Khan’s off-stump and then got his second wicket with an intimidating bouncer that removed tail-ender Tahir Hussain.

In between, Bishnoi bowled his fast googlies to get rid of Fahad Munir (0) and Abbas Afridi (2).

The only time Pakistan looked to be gaining some foothold was during the 62-run stand between Haider and Rohail before Yashasvi’s part-time leg-breaks saw the end of the opener’s effort.

Skipper Rohail did scratch around and got a fifty but never for once did he look in any sort of control and was holed out at square leg.

Brief scores: Pakistan 172 in 43.3 overs (Rohail Nazir 62, Haider Ali 56, Sushant Mishra 3/28, Kartik Tyagi 2/32, Ravi Bishnoi 2/46) vs India

Agencies

Under-19, World Cup, Kartik Tyagi, India, Pakistan, Sushant Mishra

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