India thrashes debutant Japan in ICC U19 World Cup


India outclassed debutant Japan by 10 wickets to win their second match in a row in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup on Tuesday.

Indian bowlers were on top with an outstanding approach to hold Japan, who were playing their first ICC event’s game, for 41 runs. Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi bagged five wickets for just four runs while Kartik Tyagi took three wickets.

Shu Noguchi and Kento Dobell scored seven runs each for the losing side.

In reply, Indian openers charged Japan as Yashasvi Jaiswal (29) and Kumar Kushagra (13) completed the job for the men in blue.

In another match, Bangladesh beat Scotland by seven wickets after a few initial twists and turns. While chasing 90 runs in 50 overs, Bangladesh lost three wickets for 35 runs which built immense pressure on them.

Mahmudul Hasan Joy (35) and Towhid Hridoy (17) rescued Bangladesh and took them from 35-3 to 91-3 in 16.4 overs. They both put 56 runs together on the scoreboard.

SK Fischer-Keogh took all three early wickets to put Bangladesh under pressure.

Earlier, Scotland posted 89-10 in 30.3 overs. Uzzair Shah scored 28 runs while Jamie Cairns made 17 runs off 22 balls with two boundaries.

For Bangladesh, Rakibul Hasan bagged four for 20, Tanzim Hasan Shakib and Shoriful Islam took two wickets each.

On Wednesday [22 January] four matches will be played in the event. South Africa will take on Canada, Afghanistan will play against UAE, Pakistan to face Zimbabwe and New Zealand to lock horns with Sri Lanka.