India semi-final heroes Uday & Dhas reveal plan for successful run chase


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Uday & Dhas reveal plan for successful run chase: Uday Saharan and Sachin Dhas kept things straightforward as they forged a match-winning 171-run partnership that dismantled South Africa’s resistance.

Lhuan-dre Pretorius and Richard Seletswane’s crucial partnership South Africa U19 team managed to score 244/7.

For India, the spinners stood out as Saumy Pandey, Priyanshu Moliya, and Musheer Khan bowled a combined total of 27 overs, conceding just 106 runs while picking up three wickets. Raj Limbani secured three wickets while Musheer Khan got two. Naman Tiwari and Saumy Pandey each contributed with one wicket.

At one point, India in a precarious position at 32/4. It seems to be difficult for India U19 to be out from this situation. Sachin Dhas who once again came to India’s rescue recovery alongside captain Uday Saharan. Together, they forged an extraordinary partnership of 171 runs, powered by Dhas’s impressive 96 runs off 95 balls.

Uday & Dhas reveal plan for successful run chase
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After Dhas’s dismissal, the situation became tense. Nevertheless, Saharan guided his team to victory, handling the pressure admirably and adapting his innings according to the circumstances. Saharan contributed a crucial 81 runs.

Despite Maphaka and Luus remarkable effort, India chase down 245 runs and enter ICC U19 World Cup Final for 9th times.

Uday & Dhas reveal plan for successful run chase

India’s semi-final heroes at the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Uday Saharan and Sachin Dhas believe a simple approach while batting helped them stay calm and chase down their victory target against South Africa on Tuesday.

Uday Saharan and Sachin Dhas, the heroes of India’s semi-final victory at the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup, applied a simple approach while batting and credit their calmness for successful run chase against South Africa on Tuesday.

For the second consecutive match, Uday Saharan and Sachin Dhas joined forces to create a formidable partnership. Previously, they combinedly made a solid partnership of 215 runs for the fourth wicket, with each of them scoring a century, in India’s final Super Six match against Nepal. This ensured India finished at the top of their group in ICC U19 World Cup.

Uday & Dhas reveal plan for successful run chase: Uday Saharan and Sachin Dhas

Captain Uday Saharan said after the win,

”At one point, we were significantly behind. We kept reiterating the importance of batting till the end. It all boiled down to forming one solid partnership.”

“If we were standing at the crease then we will leave after finishing the game and all we were talking about was that we have to play until the end.”

“Both of us were just talking about taking the game as deep as possible.”

”I learned this approach from my dad, taking the game deep. When I stepped onto the pitch, the ball was moving around a bit, with good bounce. Eventually, it started to come onto the bat more comfortably.”

”Our dressing room maintains high morale throughout, thanks to our excellent environment and coaches. It’s an incredible feeling to reach the final. These close games have given us valuable experience.”

“It feels great. I haven’t felt this way in a long time.”

“There a different satisfaction in winning such a closely contested game. It’s a great feeling.”

“It feels great playing with Sachin. He has a lot of positive intent and it helps me a lot,” Saharan admitted.”

“He keeps searching for the boundaries and also keeps rotating the strike.”

India seals a spot in the final with a thrilling victory. Who will join India in the ICC U19 World Cup Final, Australia or Pakistan? It will be known after the second semifinal.

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