India thrashed Pakistan by 203 runs in the second semi-final of ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch to book a place in the final against Australia on February 3.
Defending their total of 272/9, Ishan Porel struck four times early in Pakistan innings on to peg back the arch-rivals.
Shiva Singh and Riyan Parag both picked two wickets each while Anukul Roy and Abhishek Sharma bagged a wicket each to finish off Pakistan’s innings for just 69.
Earlier, Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 102 for India helping his side reach 272/9 in the stipulated 50 overs, with Muhammad Musa bagging 4/67 for Pakistan. Openers Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra scored 41 and 47, respectively.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to India’s thumping win over Pakistan:
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 30, 2018
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 30, 2018
Far superior performance than any side in the tournament. Congrats #TeamIndia. Just one step away from a huge milestone. The opportunity to play in a world cup final does not come everyday.. so, make the most of it. #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/S0nlUXxuc8
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 30, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 30, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 30, 2018
— Mithun Manhas (@MithunManhas) January 30, 2018
So India U19 into the final. 203 runs. Played at a different level to Pakistan today.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 30, 2018
— Rahul Johri (@RJohri) January 30, 2018
— Alhad Nene (@Alhad_Nene) January 30, 2018
That was some thrashing! #U19CricketWorldCup
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 30, 2018
Led by the heroics of this young #FutureStar, Shubman Gill, India will play their 6th final of the @ICC #U19CWC. He was a class apart today! Brilliant 100 and two outstanding catches. Well done 👏🏻 #IndvPak @cricketworldcup pic.twitter.com/hyaBAQCzAJ
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) January 30, 2018
Top Inn by our own lad #shubmanGill in U-19 India vs Pakistan World Cup semi final..so proud of you..keep going guys.. Cup Jeet kar aana hai.. All the best for the finals #Rahuldravid👏👏👌 one more game guys 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 30, 2018
Congratulations to U19 Team India 🇮🇳 Very dominating performance against Pakistan. Just one step away to create history. All the very best Champs 👏👏 #U19WorldCup
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) January 30, 2018
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) January 30, 2018
India U19 🇮🇳 now first side to reach the final of #U19CWC for the 6th time!
That’s not just a win…it’s a rout. Best team in the tournament by a country mile..haven’t even broken a sweat thus far. Upwards and onwards. Well done, India 🇮🇳 #U19CWC#IndvPak#ICCU19WorldCup
— Anks (@just_anks) January 30, 2018
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) January 30, 2018
— UPSC PRELIMS & MAINS (@upscpremains) January 30, 2018
— tanaji godhade (@tanaji_prem) January 30, 2018