In what was supposed to be a tightly fought contest between India and Pakistan in the ICC U-19 World Cup, the likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal (105 off 113 balls) and Divyansh Saxena (59 off 99 balls) ran riot for the Boys in Blue to cruise to an emphatic 10-wicket victory over their arch nemesis to make it to their seventh U-19 World Cup final.

And while their batting was indeed top-notch, the defending champions were equally brilliant with the ball, where the likes of Kartik Tyagi, Sushant Mishra and Ravi Bishnoi picked seven wickets between them at an extremely stable economy.

The bowling attacked chocked Pakistan to a paltry 172 in 43.1 overs, with only Haider Ali and Rohail Nazir making their mark with the bat, scored 56 and 62 respectively. Such was the gulf in the class that as many as eight Pakistanis were dismissed in single digits. And when they came to bat, it seemed like they hardly broke a sweat to reach their target. They, in fact, reached their target in a mere 35.2 overs.

"It's a dream come true for me. To be able to do this for my country is a great feeling. To score a hundred against Pakistan in a World Cup semi-final is something I can't put into words," Jaiswal, who hit eight fours and four sixes, said after winning the 'Player of the Match' award.

Having said that, India will square off against the winner of New Zealand vs Bangladesh in the final, which is set to be played on February 9.

Twitter, meanwhile, was flooded with the wishes and this is how the young guns got their appreciation.

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