Riding on captain Priyam Garg’s match-winning knock of 110 runs on Friday, India U-19 outplayed hosts South Africa by 66 runs at Durban in their four-nation one-day series.
The right-hander took just 103 balls for his innings which was laced with nine boundaries and two sixes.
Electing to bat, India posted 264 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in their stipulated quota of 50 overs. Besides the skipper, Dhruv Jurel (65) and Tilak Varma (42) made useful contributions.
In reply, South Africa could only manage 198 for 9. Left arm pacer Sushant Mishra was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4 for 48, while Ravi Bishnoi (2 for 29) and Kartik Tyagi (1 for 25), Atharva Ankolekar (1 for 29) and Tilak Varma (1 for 23) also got wickets.
For South Africa, captain Bryce Parsons’ 57 off 50 balls was the highest individual score from the side.
India U-19s will next take on Zimbabwe on Sunday. New Zealand are the fourth side in the tournament.
Brief scores: India U-19: 264 for 5 in 50 overs (Priyam Garg 110; Mondli Khumalo 4 for 53) beat South Africa U-19: 198 for 9 in 50 overs (Bryce Parsons 57; Sushant Mishra 4 for 48) by 66 runs.