Under-19s: Yashasvi, Vaibhav torment South Africa

Joy!   Yashasvi Jaiswal gives vent to his feelings after reaching his hundred.

Joy! Yashasvi Jaiswal gives vent to his feelings after reaching his hundred.

Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal and middle-order batsman Vaibhav Kandpal, both aggressive left-handers, notched up a century each as India under-19 continued to dominate South Africa on the second day of the warm-up match at the Sports Hub, Kariyavattom, on Wednesday.

At close, the visitors were reeling at 50 for two in their second innings, still needing 193 more to avoid an innings defeat. India, resuming at 112 for two, finished with 395 in its first essay.

Yashasvi, 81 overnight, flourished yet again and held the innings together after the hosts lost three wickets for the addition of 65 runs. Vaibhav, who joined Yashasvi at this stage, played perfect foil and the changes rung in by the South African skipper Matthew Montgomery failed to make any impact on the two.

They added 90 for the sixth wicket before Montgomery, bringing himself on, separated the pair by having Yashasvi (173, 220b, 24x4, 1x6) caught off his own bowling. Vaibhav, however, continued in the same vein and galloped to the three-figure mark, thanks to support from Anshul Khamboj and Manishi. His knock of 120 off 170 deliveries was studded with 17 fours and two sixes.

Seamer Lifa Ntanzi picked up four wickets and Montgomery three.

In South Africa’s second innings, Rex Singh and Manishi took a wicket each, sending back the openers.

The scores: South Africa under-19 152 and 50 for two in 21 overs (Matthew Montgomery 34 batting) vs India under-19 395 (Yashasvi Jaiswal 173, Vaibhav Kandpal 120, Lifa Ntanzi four for 79, Matthew Montgomery three for 49).

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