India U19 vs South Africa U19 Cricket World Cup 2022

The Under 19 World Cup 2022 4th match was played between India and South Africa on Saturday, 15 Jan at Providence Stadium, Guyana. Indian U19 cricket captain Yash Dhull and spinner Vicky Ostwal became the heroes of the match.

India vs South Africa U19 World Cup 2022

India started the journey of ICC under 19 cricket world cup with the victory. India played their first ICC World Cup U19 cricket match against South Africa in Providence Stadium, Guyana. India defeated South Africa by 45 runs in their very first match of Under 19 World Cup 2022.

South Africa won the toss and invited India to bat first. However, India was all out at the score of 232 runs from 46.5 overs. In return, South Africa managed to score only 187 runs after playing 45.4 overs. Indian Under 19 cricket captain Yash Dhull and spinner Viky Ostwal became the heroes of victory. Yash has played significant innings of 82 runs whereas Vicky has taken 5 wickets. Vicky Otswal was awarded man of the match for his spectacular spin bowling.

India all out on 232 Runs

After losing the toss India’s start was very bad and they lost their openers at the score of 11 only. After that Sheikh Rashid and captain Yash Dhull has taken the responsibility to build up the Indian innings and managed to score a 71 runs partnership.  

Rashid got out on 31 runs off 54 balls and from here Yash continued playing good knocks along with other teammates including Nishant Sindhu, Raja Bawa and Kaushal Tambe. They all have played small but crucial knocks to get over the score of 200 runs. However, after the run out of captain Yash Dhull, the whole Indian team managed to score only 232 runs after playing 46.5 overs. 

Yash Dhull played captaincy innings

Yash Dhull scored the highest runs (82) and unfortunately got run out. After Yash Dhull’s dismissal the whole Indian team got collapsed at the score of 232 runs only and even not able to play the full 50 overs, they were all out in the 46.5 overs. Whereas Rashid scored 31 runs, Nishant Sindhu 27 runs, Raj Bawa scored 13 runs and Kaushal Tambe contributed 35 runs. Apart from that 6 Indian batsmen were not able to touch the figure often. Angkrish Raghuvanshi (5), Harnoor Singh (1), Dinesh Bana (7), Vicky Ostwal (9), Rajvardhan Hangargekar (0), Ravi Kumar (0).

Not good start from the South Africa

However, Matthew Bost bowled well and picked 3 wickets. But while chasing the score of 233 runs South Africa lost their first wicket in the very first over at o runs. Rajvardhan Hangargekar bowled a maiden over and was able to send back John Cunningham towards the pavilion. Later Valentine Kitime and Dewal Brevis scored 58 runs partnership for 2nd wicket. 

Valentine got out at the score of 25 runs for 33 balls. South Africa was not able to stand and their 3rd wicket fell at the score of 83 runs only. Maree got out by Vicky Ostwal, it was the 3rd of South Africa and Maree was caught behind the keeper Dinesh Bana. Merry was able to score only 8 runs of 29 balls.

65 runs by Bravis

Dewald Brevis was caught by Captain Yash Dhull at the mid-off region in the Raja Bawa over. Dewal scored good 65 runs but was not able to stop the defeat. Andile Simelane was clean bold by Raj Bawa and Simelane was sent back at the minor score of 6 individual runs only, he was Bawa’s second wicket.

Vicky Ostwal 5 Wicket Haul

Viky Otswal bowled tremendously and achieved 5 wickets haul. By doing this he became the 7th bowler to take 5 wickets in a single inning of the U19 cricket World Cup. South Africa Captain George Van Heerden was sent back to the pavilion by fast bowler Raj Bawa. Heerden scored 36 runs off 61 balls. Matthew Boast was the ninth wicket he was caught by Hangargekar in Vicky’s over and became 5th wicket for Vicky Ostwal.

India vs South Africa Record

Out of the last 6 matches, India won five matches against South Africa. However, in the Under 19 cricket world cup both teams have played 8 matches and equally won 4 – 4 matches.

India holds world record of Under 19 cricket world cup

India holds the world record of most u19 cricket world cup trophies. India has won ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 4 times in the following years 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018

2000 U19 Cricket World Cup – World Cup held in Srilanka, India played under Mohammad Kaif’s Captaincy and Yuvraj Singh was awarded man of the series. 

U19 Cricket World Cup 2008 – U19 Cricket World Cup 2008 was held in Malaysia. Virat Kohli was the captain of the U19 cricket team India.

U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 – This world cup was held in Australia. The finals were between Australia and India on 26 August 2012, Australia lost the finals and India was crowned ICC U19 World Cup 2012. Unmukt Chand was the captain of the U19 cricket team India.

2018 U19 World Cup – India won, the World cup was held in New Zealand and the finals were between India and Australia in Mount Maunganui on 3rd Feb 2018. Manoj Kalra was the man of the match whereas Shubman gill was the player of the tournament.

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