ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup: Prithvi Shaw’s India beat Papua New Guinea, enter quarters

Ankul Roy scalped five wickets to help Indian Under-19 cricket team bowl out Papua New Guinea for just 64 runs, before skipper Prithvi Shaw slammed a fifty in their ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Group B match at Bay Oval .

cricket Updated: Jan 16, 2018 10:45 IST
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Indian Under-19 cricket team skipper Prithvi Shaw (centre) and teammates take a team selfie after winning the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup match against Papua New Guinea at Bay Oval in Mount Maunaganui, New Zealand, on Tuesday. (Getty Images)

Indian Under-19 cricket team breezed into the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup quarterfinals after hammering minnows Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in a low-scoring group B clash in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, on Tuesday. (India vs Papua New Guinea scorecard)

Skipper Prithvi Shaw slammed a strokeful fifty while spinner Anukul Roy claimed a maiden five-wicket haul at the Bay Oval to earn India the win.

Roy emerged as the wrecker-in-chief for India as he run through the opposition, returning with impressive figures of 6.5-2-14-5 after skipper Shaw won the toss and elected to field first under overcast conditions.

Ovia Sam (15) and opener Simon Atai (13) were the top- scorers as Papua New Guinea folded for a paltry 64 in 21.5 over, the tournament’s lowest score so far.

India then returned to overhaul the target, reaching 67 for no loss in 8 overs, riding on Shaw’s 39-ball 57 which was studded with 12 boundaries.

It was Shaw’s second half-century of the tournament, while Roy picked his maiden five-wicket haul in youth ODIs.

In conditions that aided swing and bounce, India fast bowler Shivam Mavi picked up two wickets, while Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Arshdeep Singh snapped one wicket each.

India will take on Zimbabwe next on January 19.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 10:37 IST