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India Under-19 clinch two-wicket win in second Youth ODI

Shashwat Rawat hits a fifty in the low scoring game; India lead 2-0

By BCCI Desk in

India Under-19 took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series as they beat Afghanistan Under-19 in the second Youth ODI by two wickets at the Ekana Cricket Stadium B ground in Lucknow on Sunday.

After skipper Priyam Garg won the toss and elected to bowl, CTL Rakshan, NT Tilak Varma and Manav Suthar scalped two wickets each as India Under-19 restricted Afghanistan Under-19 to 188/9.

Afghanistan innings never really got going as they were reduced to 83/7 as Rakshan, Tilak Varma and Suthar shared the spoils for India.

However, Rahmanullah and Abdul Rahman put up a 55-run partnership to help Afghanistan get closer to 140. The partnership though was broken as Akash Singh dismissed Rahmanullah for 47.

Rahman, who scored an unbeaten 57 off 72 balls – hitting 4 fours and 2 sixes, though managed to push Afghanistan near 190.

Chasing 189, Garg and Arjun Azad gave India a 43-run opening stand before the former got out for 32 in the tenth over.

While India were 52/3 in the 14th over, Shashwat Rawat, who scored 53, and Tilak Varma added 81 runs together to strengthen the team’s position.

Although India lost three quick wickets following the Rawat-Tilak Varma partnership, Yashasvi Jaiswal, who had scored an unbeaten hundred in the series opener, scored a brisk 38 not out off 27 balls and helped India secure a two-wicket win, with 7.3 overs to spare.

The third game of the five-match series will be played on November 26.

Brief Scores: India Under-19 189/8 (Shashwat Rawat 53, Yashasvi Jaiswal 38*; Abid Mohammadi 2/25, Noor Ahmad 2/36) beat Afghanistan Under-19 188/9 (Abdul Rahman 57*, Rahmanullah 47; NT Tilak Varma 2/6; Manav Suthar 2/39) by two wickets