U-19 World Cup 2022: Proud moment to be just third Indian to score century in this tournament, says Yash Dhull;
U-19 World Cup 2022: India skipper Yash Dhull has said that it is a proud moment for him to be just the third Indian after Virat Kohli and Unmukht Chand to score a century in the U19 World Cup.
Dhull’s century in the ongoing tournament’s semi-final against Australia helped his team reach the finals of the U19 World Cup.
“The plan from me and Rasheed was to bat till the end, and it worked. It’s a proud moment (to be the third Indian captain to score a U19 WC ton after Virat Kohli and Unmukt Chand). The idea was to bat steadily, not to try too many shots, and to bat past the 40th over. Myself and Rasheed bat well together, we combine well and it showed,” Dhull said after the game.
“Rasheed and I had a good partnership and we had good partnerships lower down as well. The way in which the boys are playing is good. Rasheed is mentally very strong. We were in the bubble together and he is always mentally prepared,” he added.
India defeated Australia by 96 runs in the second semi-final of the ongoing U19 World Cup at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, with to Yash Dhull and Shaik Rasheed’s batsmanship and a spirited bowling performance.
The tournament’s final will played on Saturday, and India will face England.
After a rocky start for the Men in Blue, Shaik Rasheed and Yash Dhull put on the tournament’s second-largest partnership, contributing 204 runs for the third wicket.
Vicky Ostwal, Australia’s best wicket-taker, grabbed three for 42 in their reply to 290. And Australia eventually bowled out for 194.
They will now play Afghanistan in the 3rd/4th place play-off on Friday. Followed by the grand game on Saturday between England and India.