ICC U19 World Cup 2020, Day 18 Round Up – Statistical Highlights

ICC U19 World Cup 2020, Day 18 Round Up – Statistical Highlights

All the statistical highlights from India’s thumping win in the semi-final over Pakistan.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal. (Photo Source: ICC)

India Under-19s qualified for the finals of the U19 World Cup for the 3rd consecutive edition as they recorded a huge win over Pakistan U19s in the semi-final on Tuesday. A collective effort with the ball by the Indian side saw the Pakistan team restricted to 172 despite the half-centuries from Rohail Nazir (62) and Haider Ali (56). India never let the opposition have a chance at defending the target as the opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divyaansh Saxena completed the chase in 35.2 overs without losing a wicket. Jaiswal smashed a 113-ball 105 with 8 fours and 4 sixes while Saxena assisted with a 99-ball 59.

All the statistical highlights from India’s thumping win in the semi-final over Pakistan:

1 – India became the first team to qualify for the finals of the U19 CWC in three consecutive editions – 2016, 2018 and 2020. Pakistan, Australia and India themselves made it to the finals in back to back editions previously but never in three in a row.

1 – Pakistan have lost a Youth ODI by a 10-wicket margin for the first time. Their previous biggest defeat was by 9 wickets against South Africa during the 1997 Kimberley Youth ODI. Prior to the semi-final against India, Pakistan never lost a U19 CWC game by more than six wickets.

3Yashasvi Jaiswal scored three centuries in Youth ODI cricket; all during successful run-chases. He is only the 2nd player after Unmukt Chand (4) to score three centuries in successful Youth ODI chases. In fact, Jaiswal is only the 3rd player after Unmukt Chand (5) and Jonathan Bird (3) with three or more tons while chasing in Youth ODIs.

4 – India Under-19s now have won four U19 CWC matches by the 10-wicket margin; all the four came in their last ten matches in the U19 CWC. These are the most 10-wicket wins in U19 CWC for any team surpassing South Africa’s three victories. Overall, India has seven Youth ODI victories by 10 wickets while the next best is only four by England in this format.

6 – Jaiswal became the 6th Indian with three or more fifty-plus scores in consecutive innings in U19 CWC. Rohit Sharma in 2006, Taruwar Kohli in 2008, Rishabh Pant and Sarfaraz Khan in 2016 had three consecutive fifty-plus scores in U19 CWCs while Shubman Gill struck four in a row in the 2018 edition.

6 – This was India’s 6th consecutive win in a semi-final appearance at the U19 CWC. Overall, they won seven out of nine semi-finals in the U19 CWC while no other team won more than five semis.

11 – India bundled out the opposition for the 11th consecutive game in the U19 CWC; the longest such streak for any team in the history of the competition. India broke their own record which they set during 2006-2008 by bundling out the opponents in ten consecutive matches.

14 – Number of fifty-plus scores for Yashasvi in Youth ODI cricket; the most by an Indian in this format surpassing Tanmay Srivastava’s 13 scores of 50+ runs. Overall, Sami Aslam (16), Towhid Hridoy (15) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (14) are the other players with as many as 14 fifty-plus scores as Jaiswal in Youth ODIs.

16 – Fahad Munir’s 16-ball duck is now the most balls faced duck for Pakistan in Youth ODIs. The previous most balls faced duck for Pakistan in this format was off 13 balls on two instances – Mohammad Ibrahim vs India in 2006 Lahore Youth ODI and Gauhar Hafeez vs Nepal in the 2016 U19 CWC game.

105* – With his unbeaten 105, Jaiswal became only the 3rd Indian to score a hundred in a U19 CWC chase. Unmukt Chand (111*) and Manjot Kalra (101*) scored unbeaten tons in the finals against Australia in the 2012 and 2018 editions respectively.

173 – India’s successful chase of 173 is now the 2nd highest for any team in the U19 CWC without losing a wicket. During the 2014 edition, Bangladesh chased down the target of 213 against Afghanistan in 42.3 overs without losing a wicket.