World Cup, India U19 vs Japan U19: As it happened

The Indian U-19 cricket team thrashed Japan U19 by 10 wickets in their second Group A clash of the ICC World Cup in Bloemfontein on Tuesday.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 16:58
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After registering a crushing win in their opening match, defending champions India will look to continue their momentum in the International Cricket Council (ICC) U19 World Cup when they lock horns with Japan U19 in their second Group A clash of the tournament at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Tuesday. 

On Sunday, the India U19 men's cricket team produced an all-round performance to crush Sri Lanka U19 by 90 runs at the same venue and kick off their campaign at the showpiece event on a winning note. 

Asked to bat first, Yashasvi Jaiswal (59), Tilak Varma (46), Priyam Garg (56), Dhruv Jurel (52)  and Siddhesh Veer (44) all made significant contributions with the bat to help their side put up a competitive total of 297 for four in their stipulated 50 overs. 

In reply, Akash Singh, Ravi Bishnoi and Siddhesh Veer all bagged two wickets each, while Kartik Tyagi, Sushant Mishra and Yashsvi chipped in with a wicket each to help the four-time champions bundle out Sri Lanka for 207 in 45.2 overs. 

Meanwhile, Japan's opening clash of the tournament against New Zealand ended in no result after rain played spoilsport just when the Kiwis were threatening to post a big total.

Here are the live updates: 

21 January 2020, 16:23 PM

Ravi Bishnoi declared Man of the Match for his figures of four for 5.

21 January 2020, 16:23 PM

India U19 added 17 runs in the last two overs to chase down the target of 41 runs in just 4.5 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Kumar Kushagra remained unbeaten at their respective scores of 29 and 13. 

21 January 2020, 16:07 PM

15 runs off the last over by Yugandhar Retharekar, including two boundaries and a six. India U19 have now reduced their chase to 16 runs, with Yashasvi Jaiswal and
Kumar Kushagra batting at the crease at their respective scores of 20 and five. India U19 25-0 (3 overs)

21 January 2020, 16:02 PM

10 runs off the first two overs for India U19. Yashasvi Jaiswal (5) opened his account by smashing the second delivery of the first over by Yugandhar Retharekar over mid-wicket for a one-bounce four, while Kumar Kushagra (5) pulled the third delivery of the second over neatly in front of square on the leg-side to get off the mark with a boundary. India U19 10/0 (2 overs)

21 January 2020, 15:55 PM

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Kumar Kushagra have walked down the crease to begin India's chase. Yugandhar Retharekar will open the attack for Japan U19. 

21 January 2020, 15:29 PM

India U19 bundle out Japan U19 for 41. 

21 January 2020, 15:28 PM

WICKET!! Kento Ota Dobell (7) chipped the fifth delivery of the 23rd over by Akash Singh towards mid-on, only for Siddhesh Veer to take an easy catch. Japan U19 41 (22.5 overs)

21 January 2020, 15:17 PM

WICKET!! Yugandhar Retharekar was dismissed after scoring just one run as he was caught by Siddhesh Veer at mid-on on the fifth delivery of the 21st over by Akash Singh. India U19 are now just one wicket away from wrapping Japan U19's innings. Japan 38-9 (21 overs)



21 January 2020, 15:11 PM

WICKET!!! Max Clements departed for five after being caught leg before wicket by Kartik Tyagi on the third delivery of the 17th over. Japan U19 have now lost eight wickets. Japan U19 32-8 (17 overs)

21 January 2020, 14:44 PM

Four runs off the last four overs. Japan U19 are reduced to 23 for seven after 14 overs. The Men in Blue are now looking to wrap up Japan's innings as soon as possible. Japan U19 23-7 (14 overs)

21 January 2020, 14:42 PM

Max Clements is the new batsman in for Japan U19. 

21 January 2020, 14:41 PM

WICKET!! Debashish Sahoo came to bat for Japan U19 and he too went for a duck after being caught by Priyam Garg at the extra cover on the second delivery of the 11th over. Japan U19 21-7 (11 overs)

21 January 2020, 14:37 PM

WICKET!!! It's two wickets in an over for Ravi Bishnoi. Ishaan Fartyal (0) was caught leg before wicket on the third delivery of the 10th over, while Ashley Thurgate (0) was caught at first slip by Yashasvi Jaiswal on the fifth delivery. Japan U19 19-6 (10 overs)

21 January 2020, 14:17 PM

WICKET!!! Kazumasa Takahashi came to bat for Japan U19 and he was clean bowled on the very first ball he faced from Ravi Bishnoi to depart for a golden duck. Japan U19 14-4 (8 overs)

21 January 2020, 14:15 PM

WICKET!! Ravi Bishnoi was called into the attack and he delivered in his very first over. Shu Noguchi (7) was bowled out by Ravi on the first ball of the eighth over. Japan U19 14-3 (7.1 overs)

21 January 2020, 14:13 PM

Nine runs off the last two overs. Shu Noguchi (7) steered the third delivery of the sixth over by Akash Singh through backward point for the first boundary of the match. Japan U19 14-2 (7 overs)

21 January 2020, 14:02 PM

Debashish Sahoo comes to the crease for Japan U19.

21 January 2020, 14:02 PM

WICKET!!! It's two wickets in an over for Kartik Tyagi. While Marcus Thurgate (1) was clean bowled by the Indian bowler on the third ball of the fourth over, Neel Date (0) was caught leg before wicket on the fourth ball. Japan U19 6-2 (5 overs)

21 January 2020, 13:59 PM

Neel Date is the new batsman in for Japan U19!

21 January 2020, 13:55 PM

The Men in Blue conceded just two runs in the last two overs via wide balls. Japan U-19 are standing at 5-0 after four overs. 

21 January 2020, 13:45 PM

Just two runs off the over. Shu Noguchi (1) got off the mark by pushing the third delivery of the second over by Akash Singh straight of mid-off for a single, while Marcus Thurgate (1) tapped the last delivery of the over in front of point for one run. Japan U19 3/0 (2 overs)

21 January 2020, 13:38 PM

Akash Singh comes into the attack!

21 January 2020, 13:38 PM

A good first over by Kartik Tyagi as he conceded just a single to Japan U19 via wide ball. Japan U19 1/0 (1 over) 

21 January 2020, 13:33 PM

Marcus Thurgate and Shu Noguchi to open the batting for Japan U-19. Kartik Tyagi will begin the proceedings for India U19. 

21 January 2020, 13:26 PM

The two sides have walked down the crease for their national anthems. 

21 January 2020, 13:16 PM


India U19 (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kumar Kushagra, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg(c), Dhruv Jurel(w), Siddhesh Veer, Shashwat Rawat, Ravi Bishnoi, Vidyadhar Patil, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh

Japan U19 (Playing XI): Marcus Thurgate(w/c), Shu Noguchi, Neel Date, Debashish Sahoo, Kazumasa Takahashi, Ishaan Fartyal, Ashley Thurgate, Kento Ota Dobell, Max Clements, Yugandhar Retharekar, Sora Ichiki


21 January 2020, 13:04 PM

India U19 win the toss, opt to bowl against Japan U19.


21 January 2020, 12:56 PM

The toss for the World Cup clash between India U19 and Japan U19 will take place shortly.