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ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup: Prithvi Shaw confident of India’s chances in quarters

Prithvi Shaw was all praise for India’s attitude and intensity after they defeated Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup on Friday.

cricket Updated: Jan 19, 2018 13:18 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, Mount Maunganui
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup,India vs Zimbabwe,Prithvi Shaw
India defeated Zimbabwe in their ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup group stage match in Mount Maunganui on Friday.(ICC)

Indian U-19 cricket team skipper Prithvi Shaw was all praise for his side after they defeated Zimbabwe by 10 wickets on Friday to continue their impressive run in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup. (SCORECARD)

“Bowlers again did a really good job, batsmen as well. The attitude and intensity on the field really matters for India. We want to continue this process going on,” Shaw said at the post-match presentation in Mount Maunganui.

“We are really looking forward to the quarters. We have got six days break before that, we will practice well and ensure we bring our ‘A’ game,” he added.

READ | ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup: Shubman Gill, Anukul Roy shine as India beat Zimbabwe

Anukul Roy was once again the hero for India as he took four wickets to restrict Zimbabwe to 154. Chasing a modest total, openers - Harvik Desai (56 not out off 73) and Shubman Gill (90 not out off 59) - took the team home in just 21.4 overs.

Gill, who has a first-class hundred to his name representing Punjab, was in devastating form smashing 14 fours and a six en route his second successive half century. Gill fittingly hit the winning boundary, a straight drive for four.

“It was a pretty good wicket to bat on. We just capitalised on the start we got and I just tried to play straight. He (Rahul Dravid) just told me to go out and play your game and be impressive,” said Gill, who was equally impressive with his front foot and back foot play.

Zimbabwe skipper Liam Nicholas Roche, who scored 31 off 45, defended his decision to bat first.

“It was a team decision to bat first but sadly we didn’t do as well as we would have liked. Well done to India, their openers batted very well, it was a learning experience,” said Roche.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 13:18 IST