Left-arm pacer Pradeep Sangwan dished out a fiery spell to claim five wickets as India coasted to a convincing six-wicket victory over South Africa in their Under-19 cricket World Cup match here today.
After electing to bat, South African batsmen found the going difficult and were bundled out for only 149 runs in 30.1 overs.
In reply, India rode on fine knocks by opener Taruwar Kohli (54) and Tanmay Srivastava (47) to reach the winning target with eight overs to spare.
Sangwan started to unravell opposition innings when he trapped Pieter Malan in front off the second ball of the match with South Africa still to open their account.
In the fifth over, the Delhi pacer castled the opener Jon-Jon Smuts (3) and two overs later, scalped Reeza Hendricks (12), who was caught behind. Riley Rossouw (4) was caught by Ravinder Jadeja and Yaseen Vallie was cleaned up as Sangwan completed his assualt with South Africa reduced to five for 45 in the 13th over. More
Jadeja broke the partnership when he rushed through Parnell’s defence in the 20th over. Vandiar was stumped off Iqbal Abdulla and no 10 batsman Bradley Barnes (17) provided some late resistance before sucummbing to Abdulla as the last man.
Kohli scored a 117-ball 54, including seven boundaries, and gathered 95 runs with Srivastava for the second wicket.
Srivastava was more entertaining as he struck five fours and a six in his 47. Later, captain Viraat Kohli (25 not out) saw his side through after India lost three quick wickets. For South Africa, Parnell captured two wickets for 27 runs.
Scores from Tuesday's matches
India bt South Africa by six wickets in Kuala Lumpur
South Africa 149 all out in 30.1 overs (Jonathan Vandiar 53, Wayne Parnell 31, Pardeep Sangwan 5-44, Ravindra Jadeja 3-23, Iqbal Abdullah 2-16)
India 153-4 (Taruwar Kohli 54, Tanmay Srivastava 47, Virat Kohli 25 not out)
Australia bt Nepal by 96 runs in Penang
Australia 206 all out in 49.3 overs (Kirk Pascoe 37, Philip Hughes 46, Paras Khadka 4-32, Raj Shrestha 3-32)
Nepal 110 all out in 32.1 overs (Rahul Vishwakarma 33 not out, James Pattinson 3-25, Clive Rose 3-21, Steven Smith 3-25)
England bt Bermuda by 10 wickets in Kuala Lumpur
Bermuda 55 all out in 28.5 overs (Chris Douglas 21, Liam Dawson 3-15, Steven Finn 2-8)
England 56-0 in 10.4 overs (Billy Godleman 8 not out, James Taylor 43 not out)