India U19 captain Yash Dhull is leading the team from the front in the ongoing semi-final clash of the ICC U19 World Cup against Australia in Coolidge. India were in a spot of bother after Dhull decided to bat on winning the toss. Both openers, Angkrish Raghuvanshi (6) and Harnoor Singh (16), found the going tough in the initial overs and were sent packing with the score on 37/2 after 12.3 overs. This brought captain Dhull in the middle along with his deputy Shaik Rasheed.
The duo slowly started the repair job as they went about their business without taking any risks. Once settled, the duo played their shots and made the most of the big ground by running a lot of singles and doubles.
Dhull looked in rich form as he hit six boundaries on way to bringing up his half-century. A crucial knock in an important encounter with his team needing to stand up.
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India have a string of big hitters down the order and the team needed the captain and the vice-captain to lay a strong foundation after a shaky start.
Rasheed too is playing a very good hand, scoring at a steady pace and keeping the partnership ticking. The partnership has already crossed the hundred-run mark.
It will be interesting to see if Dhull can go on and score a big century and help India U19 post a mammoth total on the board.
Remember, both Dhull and Rashid were down with Covid a few days back as there was an outbreak in the Indian camp.
Both the players returned for the crucial quarter-final clash against defending champions Bangladesh.
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