India beats Pakistan to reach final of Under-19 WCup

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CHRISTCHURCH: India will meet Australia in the final of the Under-19 cricket World Cup after overpowering Pakistan by 203 runs in a one-sided semifinal on Tuesday.

Shubman Gill made an unbeaten 102, his sixth score of 50 or more in youth ODIs, as India made 272-9. Then seamer Ishan Porel took 4-19 as Pakistan was bowled out for 69 in just under 30 overs.

India’s win sets up a clash in Saturday’s final between the tournament’s only three-time champions. Australia won the title in 1988, 2002 and 2010 while India triumphed in 2000, 2008 and 2012.

Australia reached the final when it beat Afghanistan by six wickets in their semifinal on Monday. —AP

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