U-19 Asia Cup: Harnoor Singh's century helps India open campaign with 154-run win over UAE

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates Published: Dec 23, 2021, 09:31 PM(IST)

Harnoor Singh's century helps India open campaign with 154-run win over UAE (Twitter/BCCI) Photograph:( Twitter )

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India will now play against arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday. The tournament is being played ahead of the U-19 World Cup in the West Indies next month.

Riding on Harnoor Singh's fantastic century, India thrashed UAE by 154 runs in their opening U-19 Asia Cup match here on Thursday.

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Put in to bat, India posted a fighting total of 282/5 in 50 overs, courtesy of Harnoor's 120 off 130 balls. Apart from him, skipper Yash Dhull (63 off 68) and Rajvardhan Hangargekar (48 not out off 23) made valuable contributions with the bat.

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Alishan Sharafu (2/44) was the most successful bowler for UAE as they used as many as nine bowling options at the ICC Academy Ground.

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In reply, host UAE were bundled out for 128/10 in 34.3 overs. Kai Smith (45 off 70) was the top-scorer for them. Rajvardhan Hangargekar (3/24) took three wickets for India while Garv Sangwan (2/39), Vicky Oswal (2/7) and Kaushal Tamble (2/16) took two each.

India will now play against arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday. The tournament is being played ahead of the U-19 World Cup in the West Indies next month.

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Brief scores: India 282/5 in 50 overs (Harnoor Singh 120 off 130, Yash Dhull 63 off 68; Alishan Sharafu 2/44) beat UAE (128-10 in 34.3 overs (Kai Smith 45 off 70; Rajvardhan Hangargekar 3/24, Vicky Oswal 2/7) by 154 runs

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