Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw slam tons to help India hammer England, clinch U-19 ODI series

PTI, Feb, 06 2017

Mumbai: Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill slammed centuries as India U-19 crushed their counterparts from England by 230 runs in the fourth One-dayer to take a 3-1 lead in the five-match series in Mumbai on Monday.

After posting a mammoth 382 for nine, following centuries by Gill and Shaw, pacers Kamlesh Nagarkoti (4-31), Vivekanand Tiwari (3-20) and Shivam Mavi (2-18) shared nine wickets between them to outplay England U-19 in all departments.

Mavi had Harry Brook (0) trapped in front of the wicket in the second over and Nagarkoti removed George Bartlett, also for nought, to leave the visitors struggling at eight for two. Mavi stuck again as he cleaned up Tom Banton (6) with England teetering at 16 for 3.

Shubman Gill top-scored for India U-19 with a 120-ball 160. PTI

Shubman Gill top-scored for India U-19 with a 120-ball 160. PTI

Delray Rawlins (9) stuck two consecutive boundaries in the beginning, but was caught at mid-off by Mayank Rawat off Nagarkoti.

Leggie Rahul Chahar struck in his first over as he cleaned up Max Holden (17). In his second spell, Nagarkoti removed Ollie Pope (59), the top scorer for England colts, who edged to keeper Desai, while Will Jacks (44) was the eighth batsman to be dismissed.

Put into bat, India U-19 posted their second highest total — the best being 425 for 3 against Scotland U-19 in Dhaka in 2004.

Gill, who opened the innings with skipper Himanshu Rana, added 83 runs for the first wicket.

After Rana (33) departed, Shaw joined Gill and the two smashed the English spinners and pacers. It was an absolute carnage from them as they put up a 231-run stand in just 164 balls for the second wicket.

Gill, who has scored an unbeaten 138 in the last game, continued his splendid form. He played a variety of shots like straight drivers, cover drives, sweeps, paddle sweeps, pull shots in his knock of 160 off 120 balls, which was laced with 23 boundaries and a lone six. He completed his 150 in 115 balls.

Shaw, who had failed to score big so far, finally played one. He struck 12 fours and two towering sixes, both over the bowlers head, during his knock of 105 off 89 balls. The Mumbai player completed his century with a single towards mid-wicket.

Published Date: Feb 06, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 06, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115