New Delhi. India’s senior cricket team suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the host team in South Africa in the Boxing Day Test. Currently, India A and India’s Junior Under 19 team are also playing matches on this tour. In the Tri Nation Tournament, India’s Under-19 team registered a strong 6-wicket victory over the Afghanistan team on the basis of Soumi Pandey’s hat-trick. Batting first, the Afghan team was bundled out for 198 runs in front of India. In reply, India won after losing 4 wickets thanks to Adarsh Singh’s century.
Currently, Tri Nation Tournament is being played in South Africa between Under 19 teams of India, South Africa and Afghanistan. Johannesburg: Indian team won the toss and chose to bowl first against Afghanistan. In front of the sharp bowling of 19 year old spinner Soumi Pandey, the Afghanistan team was limited to 198 runs. In this match, Soumi took a total of 6 wickets including a hat-trick and eliminated more than half of the Afghanistan team.
Soumi took 6 wickets including a hat-trick
In the match against Afghanistan, Soumi created history by taking three consecutive wickets in the 17th over. Jamshid Zadran was made LBW on the third ball of this over and then on the next ball, Numan Shah was also trapped in front of the wicket and made LBW. Rahimullah completed his hat-trick by getting Jurmati caught behind the wicket on the last ball of the over. In this match, Soumi took a total of 6 wickets for 29 runs in 10 overs.
Adarsh scored a century
The Indian team, which set out to chase the target of 199 runs set by Afghanistan, got its first blow at 39 runs and the second wicket was taken at a total score of 54 runs. The team lost its third wicket at 69 runs and its fourth wicket at 72 runs. From here, Adarsh along with Musheer Khan stood firm at one end and led the team to victory. Opener Adarsh played an unbeaten inning of 112 runs hitting 15 fours and 2 sixes in 107 balls and took the team to the door of victory.
Tags: India vs Afghanistan, India vs South Africa
FIRST PUBLISHED: December 29, 2023, 23:16 IST