Stats: Most consecutive 50-plus scores by Indians in the U19 World Cup

Indian skipper Prithvi Shaw missed out on joining this list, he got out on 40 against Bangladesh having scored two fifties in his previous two innings.

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Shubman Gill of India. (Photo Source: ICC)
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The Under-19 World Cup 2018 is at the knockout stage now and only the top 4 teams remain in contention. After some gruelling quarter-final encounters, the stage is all set for the semi-final matches. The semis will be played on the 29th and 30th of January 2018.

Australia U19 will face off against Afghanistan U19 in the first semi-final match of the 29th. This will be followed by the most-awaited India-Pakistan match. The arch-rivals will take each other on in the second semi-final that will be played on the 30th. Earlier, in the first quarter-final, Australia beat England by a margin of 31 runs in a low scoring game. Pakistan got through the Proteas in the second QF. The South Africans yet again chocked in a World Cup knockout game.

The third quarter-final was an absolute shocker. The Afghanistan team showed the world how dangerous they can be. They beat New Zealand by a mammoth 202 runs to enter the semi-finals. Furthermore, the tournament favorites, India also made their way into the semis. They comfortably beat the Bangladeshi team today by a margin of 131 runs to seal the semi finals berth.

Indians with most consecutive 50’s in U19 World Cup

In today’s encounter against Bangladesh, the Indians posted 265 runs on the board batting first. Shubman Gill top-scored for India making 86 runs. In this process, Gill brought up his third consecutive fifty in this tournament. Although Gill missed out on a well-deserved century, he made his way into the record books and now features in the list of ‘Most Consecutive 50’s for India at the U19 WC’.

Rohit Sharma was the first player to score three consecutive fifty-plus scores in the 2006 U19 World Cup. He was followed by Taruwar Kohli who replicated the feat in 2008 junior World Cup. After eight long years, both Rishab Pant and Sarfaraz Khan equalled them and seemed as if they will break this record. However, both the youngsters were left stranded for three consecutive half-centuries equalling the previous record.

This year, Gill has scored three consecutive half-centuries so far. Moreover, he is not done yet and has got a very good chance of breaking the 12-year-old record. He needs to score a half century against Pakistan to break the record. Also, India will be hoping that he gets there and thus giving the team the best cha to qualify for the finals.

Indian skipper Prithvi Shaw missed out on joining this list, he got out on 40 against Bangladesh having scored two fifties in his previous two innings.

Here is the list of Indian players with most fifty-plus scores in the U19 World Cup: