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Indian sports lovers always eager to hear about matches take place between India and Pakistan, either it is cricket, kabaddi or any such international games. Before a fortnight we all came to know that ICC under 19 cricket world cup is going to played at New Zealand. Among all team India managed to reach in semi finals and had a clash with Pakistan in this semi on today at Christchurch of New Zealand. As the match was begun in early morning at Indian time 1.30 am and while we able to finish our routine, we happily came to know that India beat Pakistan in this semi-final with a huge score difference such as 203 runs.
The BCCI will announce cash award for the Indian players for reaching the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup and also felicitate them, acting president C K Khanna said on Tuesday.
Congratulating the team for beating Pakistan in the semifinals in Christchurch in New Zealand, Khanna said, “I would like to congratulate the entire team and coach Rahul Dravid for this performance. Rahuls contribution in guiding the Gen Next cricketers has been immense. Because of him we now have a talented pool of U-19 cricketers.”
“The BCCI will announce cash awards and also felicitate the team,” he told media.
India on Tuesday thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by 203 runs in the semi-final at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
India made it to the final for a record sixth time and will now take on Australia in the summit clash on Saturday.
Prithvi Shaw-led India won the toss and opted to bat first and posted 272 for 9 on the board thanks to Shubman Gill’s unbeaten 102 off 94 balls.
Manjot Kalra (47) and Prithvi (41) also made useful contributions for the three-time champions.
The Indian bowlers, led by pacer Ishan Porel, then destroyed the Pakistan batting lineup and bowled them out for just 69 in 29.3 overs. Porel finished with 4 for 17 in six overs while off-spinners Shiva Singha and Riyan Parag got two wickets each.
Gill was adjudged Man of the Match for his outstanding performance with the bat.
“I think this innings I’ll rnak pretty igh. It was a special innings in a big match against Pakistan. I thought 250-260 would be a good-enough total for the pacers to defend. Nowadays cricket is all about adaptability. I’d like to play all three formats. Looking forward to playing Australia in the final,” Gill said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
India will now face Australia in the final of the World Cup on Saturday.