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Shubman Gill's ton powers India to victory over England U-19

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India Under-19 cricket team took the lead in the five-match One-day International series, 2-1, after thrashing England by seven wickets at the Brabourne Stadium here on Friday.

Chasing a modest 216, the hosts rode on opener Shubman Gill's brilliant undefeated 138 to take the match with more than five overs to spare.

Earlier, electing to bat after winning the toss, England started off poorly before Delray Rawlins (96) and George Bartlett (55) rescued the visitors with a 84-run third-wicket stand.

But once Bartlett was dismissed, England failed to carry on the momentum and fell prey to 17-year-old leg-spinner Rahul Chahar, who returned with figures of 4/33. Chahar was well-assisted by left-arm spinner Anukul Roy, who chipped in with 3/39.

On the other hand, India started well with Gill and captain Himanshu Rana (19) putting on 63 runs before losing three quick wickets.

Gill, however, carried on and along with wicketkeeper-batsman Harvik Desai (37 not out) put together 115 runs to ensure India's win.

Gill consumed 157 balls for his knock, laced with 17 fours and two sixes while Desai hit a four and a six in his 50-ball knock.

For England, Rawlins took two wickets giving away 30 runs while left-arm spinner Liam Patterson-White chipped in with one wicket.

Brief Scores: England U-19: 215 (Delray Rawlins 96, George Bartlett 55, Rahul Chahar 4/33, Anukul Roy 3/39) lose to India U-19: 216/3 (Shubman Gill 138 not out, Harvik Desai 37 not out, Delray Rawlins 2/30) by 7 wickets.