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India toy with Japan

India Under 19 beat Japan Under 19 by ten wickets to register their second successive win in ICC U-19 World Cup

By PTI in Bloemfontein
  • Published 22.01.20, 2:53 AM
  • Updated 22.01.20, 2:53 AM
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Ravi Bishnoi scalps four to run through Japan's Under 19 batting order (Picture: Twitter/@BCCI)

Defending champions India outclassed debutants Japan by 10 wickets in their second match to all but secure a spot in the quarter finals of the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Tuesday.

Opting to bowl first, four-time champions India bowled out a hapless Japan for 41 runs in 22.5 overs with leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi taking four wickets. It was the joint second-lowest total by a team in the U-19 World Cup and joint third-lowest in U-19 history.

Pacers Kartik Tyagi and Akash Singh shared five wickets among themselves as none of the Japanese batsmen reached double digits.

India needed just 4.5 overs to complete the formalities with Yashasvi Jaiswal and Kumar Kushagra remaining unbeaten on 29 and 13, respectively.

In their tournament-opener on Sunday, India had beaten Sri Lanka by 90 runs.

The game on Tuesday was a complete mismatch with Japan playing an ICC event for the first time. India captain Priyam Garg, however, said his fast bowlers could have done a better job.

“Very happy with the performance. The spinners were good, but the lines and lengths could have been better from the pacers,” said Garg.

India play their final league-phase game against New Zealand on Friday.

Brief scores: Japan U-19 41 in 22.5 ovs (Ravi Bishnoi 4/5). India U-19 42/0 in 4.5 ovs. India U-19 won by 10 wickets.