India’s Raj Bawa crushed an unbeaten 162 against Uganda in the U-19 World Cup on Saturday.© Twitter
Raj Bawa scored the highest score for the Indian team with his unbeaten knockout of 162 points when India placed 405/5 against Uganda in 50 overs in their final group match in the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup in Trinidad on Saturday. Bawa now holds the record for the highest individual score by an Indian batter in the U-19 World Cup. Previously, the record was held by Shikhar Dhawan who scored 155 runs in the 2004 edition of the tournament against Kenya. Bawa got good support from Angkrish Raghuvanshi, who returned after having scored 144 runs. The duo added 206 runs for the third wicket against Uganda. This also marks the second time that the Indian squad has scored more than 400 runs in an inning. India’s total of 405 runs is the highest of any team in this edition of the U-19 World Cup.
The highest score of Indian side in the Under 19 World Cup is 425 which came in the same match in 2004 where Dhawan scored 155.
India has already booked a spot in the quarter-finals and if they win this clash, they will finish the group stage as the table toppers.
Earlier in the tournament, the Indian side was hit by multiple COVID-19 cases that forced their regular skipper Yash Dhull to sit out of the previous match and this one as well.
India is the most successful team in the tournament’s history as they have won the title four times.
Last time in 2020, the Priyam Garg-led Under 19 team finished second with Bangladesh winning their first ICC title.
Topics mentioned in this article