2nd Youth Test: Taide, Shah score big hundreds as India U-19 posts 428-4

Atharwa Taide and Pavan Shah added 263 for the second wicket to take India U-19 past the 300-run mark.

Opener Taide blazed his way to 177 off 172 balls with 20 boundaries and three sixes. (File Picture)   -  special arrangement

Top-order batsmen Atharwa Taide and Pavan Shah scored big hundreds as India under-19 amassed 428 for four against Sri Lanka U-19 on the opening day of the four-day second Youth Test here on Tuesday.

Opener Taide blazed his way to 177 off 172 balls with 20 boundaries and three sixes while Shah remained unbeaten on the same score (177, 227b, 19x4).

Taide and No. 3 Shah added 263 for the second wicket to take India U-19 past the 300-run mark.

Debutant Aryan Juyal cracked a 61-ball 41 with the help of six boundaries as he and Shah shared a 76-run stand.

Juyal was dismissed in the 81st over when Viyaskanth and Fernando combined to run him out.

At the draw of stumps, Shah was batting on 177 and giving him company was Nehal Wadhera (five). Shah hit 19 boundaries in his 227-ball knock.

India U-19 team had won the first Youth Test against Sri Lanka U-19 by an innings and 21 runs.

The scores:

India U-19 428 for four in 90 overs (Atharwa Taide 177, Pavan Shah 177 n.o., Aryan Juyal 41) vs Sri Lanka U-19.

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