Chasing 251, South Africa U19s were skittled for a paltry 94 in 35.4 overs. @ Twitter/Cricket South Africa

Thiruvananthapuram: The India A U19s dished out a dominating performance as they thrashed the visiting South Africa U19s by 157 runs in the first Youth ODI at Trivandrum on Tuesday.

Batting first, India were off to a good start with openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Qamran Iqbal conjuring 59 runs. Jaiswal, who scored a scintillating 173 in his previous appearance for India U19 on February 26, this time missed out after he was cleaned up by Lifa Ntanzi for 20.

Iqbal continued to fire from the other end and slammed four hits over the fence and three boundaries in his 65-ball 60 which was brought to an end by Nonelela Yikha on the last ball of the 24th over. Skipper Nehal Wadhera didn’t last long and added just 11 off 33.

Shashwat Rawat then shouldered the responsibility to take the hosts to a respectable total as he along with wicketkeeper-batsman Dhruv Jurel (38 off 60) forged 72 runs for the fifth wicket. Rawat tonked 10 boundaries in his 55-ball 64 after which he was sent back to the pavilion by Achille Cloete.

In a stunning display of pace bowling, left-arm speedster Marco Jansen accounted for the next four wickets in the last three overs as India folded for 251. Jansen returned with impressive figures of four for 30 in his seven overs.

In reply, South Africa U19s were skittled for a paltry 94. Offspinner Ravi Bishnoi and Harsh Dubey snapped three wickets apiece, while left-arm fast bowler Akash Singh pocketed two. Jansen brought out his magic wand with the bat to remain stranded on 33 – the top scorer of the side – with as many as nine players departing to single-digit scores.

Brief scores: India A U19s 251 all out in 50 overs (Shashwat Rawat 64, Qamran Iqbal 60; Marco Jansen 4/30) beat South Africa U19s 94 all out in 35.4 overs (Jansen 33; Harsh Dubey 3/7, Ravi Bishnoi 3/27) by 157 runs