Under-19s left playing for seventh
India gained revenge on England in the Under-19 World Cup with a seven-wicket win in the fifth place play-off semi-final at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
Defeat today means England face hosts New Zealand tomorrow in a seventh place play-off at the Village Green in Christchurch. It will be their last match of this World Cup, against the team they lost to in the final warm-up game.
India now meet South Africa in the fifth place play-off final on Wednesday at Lincoln.
In today’s encounter, Somerset opener Jos Buttler’s 78 allowed England to muster 176 all out in 49.2 overs.
Ateeq Javid was the next highest scorer with 34, when he became the first of leg-spinner Ashok Menaria’s four victims as the last eight wickets fell for 77 runs.
India opener Akshath Reddy guided his side towards a comfortable victory, which they reached with 80 balls to spare, with 94.
Reddy became seamer Nathan Buck’s second breakthrough, while left-arm spinner Paul Best had a single success.