On Tuesday, India defeated Pakistan by 203 runs to reach the final of the ICC Under 19 World Cup. This semi-final win against Pakistan also marks a hat-trick of wins for India (2012, 2014, 2018) against arch-rivals. Shubman Gill scored his maiden century to lift India to 272/9, in chase of which Pakistan could only manage 69 runs.
India’s Shubman Gill remained not out at 102 runs while Manjot Kalra and Prithvi Shaw scored 47 runs and 41 runs, respectively. On the other hand, in Pakistan innings, Rohail Nazeer remained the highest scorer with 18 runs.
This victory is the fifth biggest win in the history of the U19 World Cup. The biggest came against Scotland in 2004 where India won by 270 runs.
Coach Rahul Dravid was thanked by the fans across the globe on Twitter:
All credit goes to Rahul Dravid sir…he find outstanding talent …. Rahul sir deserves for national award
— Dr Aarmish parekh. (@PAarmish) January 30, 2018
Rahul Dravid being made the mentor for these rising stars in our cricketing firmament, is the best thing, we had been witnessed in the recent history of our cricket-management.
The best synergy I can think of.
Best wishes & Godspeed in their sincere & hardworking endeavors.
— Jose Puliampatta (@JosePuliampatta) January 30, 2018
— ? (@LoyalViratFan) January 30, 2018
Don't forget the man behind success of Indian under 19 cricket team. Who else ! The great Rahul Dravid . "The Wall" is still protecting Indian cricket. #U19WorldCup #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/wglljYDwSq
— umang misra (@umangmisra) January 30, 2018
The man who's turned the young guys into consistent and level-headed players. His contribution to developing India's next generation accentuates his legendary aura.
Love you #RahulDravid ? pic.twitter.com/CIQJ1OgNzJ
— Vinayak Jain (@vinayak_jain) January 30, 2018
A comprehensive, surgical win for the Indian U-19 team against Pakistan! Gear up for the finals against the Aussies now! And must mention #RahulDravid for the wonderful job he is doing for the future of Indian cricket! #INDvsPAK #U19CWC
— Akshaye Rathi (@akshayerathi) January 30, 2018