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Great start for Colts

india Updated: Jan 04, 2008 17:45 IST

Indian colts had a great start to the tri-series in Pretoria, South Africa. They won their first two matches very convincingly.

In the first game played on Wednesday, the Colts beat South Africa by 62 runs. Coming in at one-down Tanmay Srivastava hammered 105, while opener Shreevats Goswami made 97. Goswami and Srivastava put on 190 runs for the second wicket and that helped India to finish at 265 for 2 in 50 overs.

Then Pradeep Sangwan took four for 45 while the others bowled tightly as the hosts finished at 203 for 9 wickets. PJ Malan made 71.

In the second game, the Indians crushed Bangladesh by 67 runs through Duckworth-Lewis method. In reply to India's 280 for 6 in 50 overs, which was built on Shreevats Goswami's 104 and Virat Kohli's 54, Bangladesh could make only 150.

Scores: India u-19 265/2 in 50 overs (T Srivastava 105 n.o, S Goswami 97) beat South Africa u-19 203/9 in 50 overs (P Malan 71, R Hendricks 35, P Sangwan 4/45) by 62 runs.

India u-19 280/6 in 50 overs (S Goswami 104, V Kohli 54, R Hussein 3/39) beat Bangladesh u-19 150 for 7 in 33 overs) by 67 runs under D/L method.