Srivastava's double puts India Under-19 in control

India Under-19 393 for 4 (Srivastava 213*, Kohli 83, Sharma 81) v Pakistan Under-19

Tanmay Srivastava's unbeaten double-century put India Under-19 in a strong position on the opening day of the second four-day match against Pakistan Under-19 at the Arbab Niaz Stadium. Srivastava added 180 runs for the third wicket with Virat Kohli and took India to 393 for 4 after a shaky start.

After winning the toss, India made a disastrous start as Mohammad Naved snared both openers with only 17 on the board - Cheteshwar Pujara was bowled while Uday Kaul was caught behind, as Naved struck in successive overs.

Thereafter Srivastava and Kohli counterattacked and staged a sound recovery. The News reported that Srivastava scored 100 off only 139 balls and Kohli hit 14 fours in his 83. Sumit Sharma, who did not play the first game, picked up where Kohli left off and smashed 50 off only 74 balls with two sixes and six fours.

Sharma and Srivastava added another 196 runs for the fourth wicket to which Sharma contributed 81 before he was dismissed by Naved. Srivastava's double-century took him only 250 balls with 26 boundaries. He and Ravindra Jadeja, batting on 2, will look to drive home the advantage on the second day.