India trounce PNG by 10 wickets, secure quarterfinal berth

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After skipper Prithvi Shaw made a decision to bowl first in a U-19 World Cup fixture, Roy went on to take his first five-wicket haul for his side as India bowled out the minnows for a meager 64 runs.

With their second victory on the trot, India is comfortably placed on top of Group B table with a healthy net run rate of 3.890. Three-time winners India began the tournament on a rousing note, inflicting a 100-run defeat on a well-knit Australian team on Sunday.With Zimbabwe being the other team in the group, India, with the kind of form they displayed in the sound thrashing of Australia, are expected to progress to knockouts without breaking a sweat. Once he cracked Semo Kamea for three boundaries in the second, there was no looking back.

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Earlier, in conditions that aided swing and bounce, Indian fast bowler Shivam Mavi picked up two wickets, while pace colleagues Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Arshdeep Singh snapped a scalp each. Mavi provided the first two breakthroughs for India when he trapped Igo Mahuru right in front of the stumps and followed it with a picture-perfect yorker that cleaned up Heagi Toua for nought. The 64-run target was not going to trouble them at all. His partner Manjot Kalra remained unbeaten on 9. Simon Atai and Ovia Sam were able to muster a couple of boundaries each but once Anukul was introduced in the ninth over, it all went downhill. 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. Fittingly, he was named Man of the Match.

PNG, who last appeared in the World Cup in 2014 in the United Arab Emirates, looked clueless against India's bowling unit and folded for 64 in 21.5 over, the tournament's lowest score so far.