ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Twitter erupts as Yashasvi Jaiswal’s unbeaten century against Pakistan takes India to the finals

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A contest which everyone was waiting for took place at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Tuesday, where India got the better of Pakistan to qualify for the finals in the ongoing U19 World Cup.


After bowling out their arch-rivals at 172, India chased down the low score comprehensively. The ‘boys in blue’ were on top right from ball one and never offered Pakistan a sniff.

The duo of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divyansh Saxena displayed great maturity as they went onto the record the fourth successive win against Pakistan in U-19 World Cups.


Jaiswal was the chief architecture and smashed a scintillating century. His partner-in-crime, Divyansh, too, played his part and supported Jaiswal.

India completely outplayed the opposition and won the contest by 10-wickets. Both Jaiswal and Divyansh remained unbeaten on 105 and 59, respectively.

Earlier, Indian bowlers performed outstandingly well and folded the Pakistan side at 172 runs. Left-arm bowler Sushant Mishra dismantled the Pakistan batting line-up by picking three wickets for 28 in his 8.1 overs.

Pacer Kartik Tyagi and leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi also joined the party and took two wickets each. Left-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar and centurion Yashasvi Jaiswal too added one wicket to their tally.


Jaiswal, for his maiden century in the tournament, was rewarded with the ‘Player of the Match’ award.

India will meet the winner of New Zealand vs. Bangladesh in the finals, which will take place on February (Feb 09).

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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