India U-19 vs South Africa U19: Yashasvi, Vaibhav torment visitor

At the end of day two, South Africa was left reeling at 50 for two in its second innings, still needing 193 more runs to avoid an innings defeat.

Yashasvi Jaispal celebrates after scoring a century for India U-19 against South Africa U-19.   -  Special Arrangement

Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal and Vaibhav Kandpal, both aggressive left-handers, scored a classy century each and helped India U-19 to push South Africa U-19 further to the brink of defeat on the second day of the warm-up match at the Sports Hub, Kariyavattom, on Wednesday.

At the end of the day, South Africa was left reeling at 50 for two in its second innings, still needing 193 more runs to avoid an innings defeat after India racked up 395 in its first innings.

Yashasvi who was unbeaten on 81 at close of play on Tuesday held the Indian innings together in the morning after the home side lost three quick wickets, adding just 65 runs. Vaibhav came on to play the perfect foil to Yashasvi who was relentless in his attack against the bowling.

The bowling changes brought about by South Africa skipper Matthew Montgomery, failed to make any impact on the Indian duo who put up a rock-solid 90-run partnership for the sixth wicket.

Eventually, Montgomery brought himself into the attack and broke the partnership as Yashasvi (173, 220 balls, 24x4, 1x6) failed to check a drive and ended up offering an easy catch to the bowler. South Africa's joy was short lived, however, as Vaibhav turned the aggressor from then on and galloped to the three-figure mark, with support from Anshul Khamboj and Manishi before being India's last wicket to fall. His knock of 120 off 170 deliveries was studded with 17 fours and 2 sixes.

Seamer Lifa Ntanzi and Montgomery were the most successful among the South Africa bowlers, picking up four and three wickets respectively. Coming out to bat, the visitor lost two quick wickets. Rex Singh and Manishi picked up a wicket apiece to send the openers back to the pavilion.
 

Brief scores:

South Africa under-19 152 and 50 for two in 21 overs (Matthew Montgomery 34 batting). India under-19 395 (Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal 173, Vaibhav Kandpal 120, Lifa Ntanzi four for 79, Matthew Montgomery three for 49).