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
India beat Pakistan by 203 runs #U19CWC
This is Surgical Strike 3 #INDvPAK
— Sir Bumraaaaahhh! (@Ibleed_sarcasm) 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
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) January 30, 2018
— tanaji godhade (@tanaji_prem) January 30, 2018
Congratulations Team India For Amazing Victory Against Pakistan, We Are Proud Of You. Best Of Luck For Final.
No Nonsense, No Bullshit, These Are The Silent Killers Of Rahul Dravid #INDvPAK
— Nisarg Barot (@nisargbarot_) January 30, 2018