Team India did wonders in their second match of the U-19 World Cup released in South Africa. The Japanese team, playing the first match in international cricket, was bundled out for just 41 runs by the Indian youth. It was the second-lowest joint score in the 32-year history of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup. After winning the toss and deciding to bowl first, the Indian captain Priyam Garg's fighters stopped the Japanese innings in 22.5 overs. None of the Japanese batsmen reached the double figures. Five batsmen could not even open the account. Interestingly, in this match, Indian bowlers gave 19 runs (Lb 7, W12) with 12 wides to spare. In response, Team India won the match by a full 10 wickets in just 4.5 overs. Spinner Ravi Bishnoi took the highest four wickets for five runs in eight overs.
Scotland's embarrassing record of minimum total in the Under-19 World Cup is named. Australia included Scotland's innings in 22.3 overs at the 2004 World Cup in Bangladesh. Earlier in 2002, South Africa also stopped Canada for 41 runs. Australia was beaten by the Proteas team in the final of the World Cup held on New Zealand soil. Now in 2020, the Indian team also dismissed Japan for 41 runs.
Earlier Indian bowlers had done so brilliantly in the 2014 World Cup. India were placed in Group A in that tournament along with two-time champions Pakistan, Scotland and Papua New Guinea. The team was led by batsman Vijay Zol. Batting first after winning the toss, Team India had scored 301/6. In response, the entire Papua New Guinea team was shattered on 56 runs and India got a huge victory of 245 runs.
In the current World Cup, the Indian Under-19 team made their campaign debut against Sri Lanka. Batting first, India scored 297 runs at the loss of four wickets in the scheduled 50 overs. In reply, the Sri Lankan under-19 team were reduced to 207 runs. Siddhesh Veer was awarded Man of the Match. A total of 16 countries are participating in this World Cup being played in South Africa. These include Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies Zimbabwe, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Canada, Scotland, and Japan for the first time apart from India and Pakistan.