Sangwan bowls India Colts to emphatic win

Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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India seamer Pradeep Sangwan bowled a probing line to reap a rich harvest of 5 for 44.Bangalore: Seamer Pradeep Sangwan ran thro' the SA line-up to restrict 'em to 149 and then the opener Turwar Kohli (54) along with in-form No.3 Tanmay Srivastav (47) made short work of the required target to help India register a clinical six-wicket win in the ICC U-19 World Cup Group-B tie at the Kinarara Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old Delhi paceman rattled SA batsmen with pace and swing for his 5 for 44 in 10 overs. He passed on his baton to left-arm spinners Ravinder Jadeja (3/23) and Iqbal Abdullah (2/16), who cleaned up the SA tail in jiffy. Top-order batsmen continued the good work with Kohlis and Srivastava ensured India reach home comfortably.

India chasing a paltry 150-run taget, lost wicketkeeper-batsman Goswami early. However the joy was short-lived for SA as opener Turwar Kohli and No.3 Srivastava forged a fine 95-run partnership to wrest the game. Srivastava played an aggressive innings belting 5 boundaries and a six while his partner Turwar Kohli played a sedate one. Turwar knitted 54 off 117 balls with seven hits to fence.

SA nurtured some hopes dismissing the duo in quick succession. But however India skipper Virat Kohli (25*) dug in to see his side home

Earlier, SA, who had registered a hard-earned win against Windies yesterday, got off to a poor start as Sangwan sliced thro' the clueless top-order.

Sangwan, who had plucked 33 wickets at 19 apiece in his debut Ranji season (2007-08) for Delhi, sent the opener Malan packing in the second ball of the match and three overs later removed the dangerous Jon-Jon Smuts with a peach of an inswinger that beat Smuts all end to rearrange his timberwork.

The lanky seamer, who bowled a seve-over first spell, then accounted for Hendricks, Rossouw and Vallie to reduce SA to 45/5 in 13 overs.

Jonathan Vandiar (53) and Parnell repaired the early damage during a brisk 64-run stand for the sixth wicket. Vandier's 45-ball knock was studded with seven hits to fence and one over it while Parnell hit 31 off 25 with five boundaries. The duo feasted on Napolean Einstein's off-breaks. The TN bowler conceded 22 runs in two overs.

Jadeja provided his side a breakthro' in the 19th over dismissing Parnell with a length ball on just outside leg stump line that spun back to uproot leg stump. The Suarashtra spinner struck again, in the same eventful over that cost him 10 runs, to dismiss Pienaar with an yorker.

The next man in Roy Adams, who anchored SA home with Rossouw yesterday, was rapped on back foot with a arm ball on middle stick line from Jadeja for a plumb LBW decision to leave his side reeling on 109/7.

Left-arm orthodox spinner Iqbal Abdullah ended Vandiar's surge. Abdullah flighted one outside the leg stump drew Vandiar out of the crease for a easy stumping.

Brief Scores:

South Africa 149 all out in 30.1 overs (Jonathan Vandiar 53, Parnell 32; Sangwan 5 for 44, Ravinder Jadeja 3 for 23, Iqbal Abdullah 2 for 16) lost to India 153 for 4 in 42 overs (Turawar Kohli 54, Tanmay Srivastava 47, Virat Kohli 25 n o, Parnell 2 for 27) by six wickets.


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