The India-Pakistan cricketing rivalry is always one of the most eagerly anticipated ones, and even if it is the junior level cricket, it doesn’t matter.
Emotions and pride are always at stake during an India Pakistan rivalry mainly because the teams don’t meet each other in bilateral tournaments, and lock horns only in ICC tournaments.
India has always been the better side when it comes to World Cup matches against Pakistan, and the junior Indian side also boasts of a sensational record against their arch-rivals. They have been far the most dominant side in the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup and will be facing Australia in the final of the tournament on 3rd February.
The young Indian guns defeated Pakistan by a huge margin of 203 runs in the semi-final of the tournament to book a place in the final. They have been the only undefeated side in the tournament so far and will look to replicate their performance from the opening clash when they defeated the Aussies quite comprehensively by 100 runs.
Courtesy a sensational century from the blade of Shubman Gill, India posted a competitive score of 272 on the board at the end of their allotted 50 overs. There were useful contributions from Prithvi Shaw and Anukul Roy, but it was the innings by Gill which proved to be the decisive moment in the match.
Chasing the total, Pakistan was never in the match, as they kept losing wickets on a consistent basis. There was no back for Pakistan especially after they lost their first three wickets pretty cheaply. The wickets never stopped, as the Indian fast bowling brigade ran through the Pakistan batting line up and ended up giving India a comfortable victory by 203 runs.
Meanwhile, former Indian batsman, Mohammad Kaif shared a picture on his twitter handle where cricketers from either side are seen tying the laces of the opponent batsmen. It was a pretty sight, especially in an India-Pakistan encounter. Kaif’s caption read,
“Loved to see the sportsmanship from both sides in such an intense game and that too a #IndvPak one.”
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