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India defeated minnows Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in their second group match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup at Mount Maunganui in New Zealand this morning. The win, which was their second in as many Group-B games, means that India has virtually entered the quarterfinals of the tournament.

India's decision to bowl first have paid dividend as Papua New Guinea were bowled out for a paltry 64 in 21.5 overs. Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy was at the centre of things. He bagged 5 wickets and gave away just 14 runs in 6.5 overs. In reply, India overhauled the target in just 8 overs, with skipper Prithvi Shaw scoring an unbeaten 57 and his fellow opener Manjot Kalra making 9 not out. Anukul was named player of the match.

India will play their final group game on Friday against Zimbabwe. A win in that game will ensure India's qualification to the last-8 stage.


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