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U-19 World Cup: India hammer Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets

Indian players take a team selfie after winning the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup match between India and Papua New Guinea at Bay Oval in Tauranga, New Zealand on Tuesday.

Indian players take a team selfie after winning the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup match between India and Papua New Guinea at Bay Oval in Tauranga, New Zealand on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Anukul Roy takes 5 for 14 as PNG fold for 64

India breezed into the ICC Under-19 World Cup quarter-finals after hammering minnows Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in a low-scoring group B clash here on Tuesday.

Skipper Prithvi Shaw slammed a strokeful fifty while spinner Anukul Roy claimed a maiden five-wicket haul at Bay Oval here to earn India the win.

Roy emerged as the wrecker-in-chief for India as he ran through the opposition, returning with impressive figures of 6.5-2-14-5 after skipper Shaw won the toss and elected to field first under overcast conditions.

Ovia Sam (15) and opener Simon Atai (13) were the top- scorers as Papua New Guinea folded for a paltry 64 in 21.5 overs, the tournament’s lowest score so far.

India then returned to overhaul the target, reaching 67 for no loss in 8 overs, riding on Shaw’s 39-ball 57 which was studded with 12 boundaries.

It was Shaw’s second half-century of the tournament, while Roy picked his maiden five-wicket haul in youth ODIs.

In conditions that aided swing and bounce, India fast bowler Shivam Mavi picked up two wickets, while Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Arshdeep Singh snapped one wicket each.

India will take on Zimbabwe next on January 19.

Brief score:

Papua New Guinea Under-19s: 64 all out in 21.5 overs (OL Sam 15; AS Roy 5/14)

India: 67/0 in 8 overs (PP Shaw 57).

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