Ishan Kishan scored a brilliant century against Canada U19 in warm up match. Photo Courtesy: Ishan Kishan's Facebook page
Ishan Kishan scored a brilliant century against Canada U19 in warm up match. Photo Courtesy: Ishan Kishan’s Facebook page

India Under19 skipper Ishan Kishan scored a brilliant century as his battalion cruise to a total of 485/3 in the first warm up match against Canada at Savar. Winning the toss, Kishan promptly elected to bat and along with the other opener Rishabh Pant, give India a blistering start. From the very beginning, Pant started hitting fearlessly and the both helped India get to the team score of 50 in 5.5 overs. The hammering went on and on leaving the Canada U19 bowlers clueless and India’s hundred came in 10 overs and with 10 wickets in hand. Pant got to his 50 in 29 balls and Ishan Kishan from the other end kept his nerves and held the innings together. Pant put up a 113-run 1st wicket partnership with Kishan before getting dismissed scoring 62 off 37, with 5 fours and 5 huge sixes. FULL UPDATES: India vs Canada, ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016

From there onwards, it was an Ishan Kishan show. Kishan went on to score 138 off 86, hitting 16 fours and 7 huge sixes in the process. Meanwhile, Canada bowlers picked up an important wicket as India U19’s No 3 batsman Washington Sundar departed without contributing much. Kishan retired hurt and left the work behind for Ricky Bhui who took care of it properly. Bhui started hitting boundaries as soon as he took the crease and got to his fifty off 36 deliveries, hitting six fours and 2 sixes.

Bhui went on to score 115 off 71, with the help of 10 fours and 7 sixes. Sarfaraz Khan followed the trend up with a 36-ball 48 before retiring. The innings included 4 fours and a six. The lower order also added some significant runs as the total summed up to 485. An important contribution came off Mahipal Lomror’s bat as he scored a 23-ball 55 and pushed the score beyond 485.

Amongst the Canada bowlers, only Abraash Khan and Abdul Haseeb remained successful as they both got a wicket each. While Abraash dimissed Pant, Haseeb Khan sent back Washington Sundar.

Brief Scores:

India U19 485/3 (Ishan Kishan 138*, Ricky Bhui 115*, Rishabh Pant 62; Abdul Haseeb 1 for 40) vs Canada U19

(Paulami Chakraborty, a singer, dancer, artist, and photographer, loves the madness of cricket and writes about the game. She can be followed on Twitter at @Polotwitts)