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Shubman Gill scored a stunning unbeaten hundred and Ishan Porel bagged four wickets as India quickly beat Pakistan by 203 runs in the 2nd semi-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup at the Hagley Oval, in Christchurch, on Tuesday.Chasing 273 for triumph, Pakistan were dismissed for 69 runs in 29.3 overs, right-arm medium pacer Porel ending up with figures of 4 for 17 from 6 overs, 3 which were maidens.Only Rohail Nazil(18 )and Saad Khan( 15)might get into double digit scores after Porel dismissed Pakistan openers Imran Shah(2) and Muhammad Zaid(7)inside the first six overs.India will meet Australia in the last on February 3. In scoring 102 off 94 balls, in India’s overall of 272 for 9,
Gill became India’s first centurion in the competition and directed the group to healthy overall after the Pakistani pacers dealt successive blows in the middle overs.After India elected to bat, openers Prithvi Shaw( 41)and Manoj Kalra (47)placed on a stand of 89 runs prior to the previous was run-out. Two overs later on
Kalra left with the 94 runs on the board, but Gill in the business of Harvik Desai (20) steadied the innings.Arshad Iqbal (3/51)then rattled India, declaring the wickets of
Riyan Parag (2)and Abhishek Sharma (5), before Ankul Sudhakar Roy(33 )and Gill put the innings back on track.Gill did the majority of the scoring, placing on 54 with Desai to restore the innings after the openers’termination, and a crucial 67 with Roy, who himself ransacked the Pakistan bowlers in the final stretch.< img src=http://www.nagpurtoday.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/30gill-529x400.jpg alt width =529 height=400 > Roy was caught behind down the leg side off Musa, but Gill brought on to complete his century in significant circumstances.He was on 99, got on strike with one delivery staying, and got to 3 figures
after being come by Hassan Khan in the deep.It ended up that the shipment was a no-ball, although India might yield just one run from the free-hit.
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