In a warm-up ODI match ahead of the U-19 World Cup in Christchurch, India notched up a massive 189-run win over South Africa.
Bengal pacer Ishan Porel who bagged four wickets contributed in a big way to the victory. Batting first, India U-19 team scored 332 for 8, riding on twin half-centuries by Aryan Juyal (86) and Himanshu Rana (68). In reply, the Proteas were bundled out for 143.
Electing to bat, India started off well with openers Prithvi Shaw (16) and Manjot Kalra (31) sharing an opening stand of 54 runs.
However, pacer Akhona Mnyaka got rid of the Indian top order quickly, dismissing Shaw and Shubman Gill in the span of two balls. He claimed Kalra’s wicket 10 balls later.
Aryan and Himanshu then steadied the Indian innings.
Chasing the huge total, the South African batsmen never settled down, losing wickets at regular intervals.