Priyam's 110 sets the victory of 66 U19 India team races over South Africa
DURBAN: Pattern Priyam Garg He led from the front with a 110 of 103 balls, as the U19 Indian team beat South Africa's hosts by 66 runs to make a winning start of the four-day one-day series on Friday.
When choosing to hit, India posted 264 for five with Garg, who has been chosen by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.90 crore in the last IPL auction, making the most of the score.
There were also useful contributions from Dhruv Jurel (65) and Tilak Varma (42).
The visitors then returned to restrict South Africa to 198 for nine, continuing their preparation for the U19 World Cup.
The medium-fast bowler of the left arm Sushant Mishra was the choice of bowlers, claiming four wickets for 48, while Ravi Bishnoi (2/29) and Kartik Tyagi (1/25), Atharva Ankolekar (1/29 ) and Tilak Varma (1/23) also participated.
Chasing 265, South Africa could not get underway with captain Bryce Parsons top scorer with a 50-ball 57.
Andrew Louw hit a patient with 85 balls of 45 but none of the other hitters could walk for a long time.
India U-19, which had entered the tournament after claiming a 2-1 victory over South Africa in the ODI Youth series, will face Zimbabwe on Sunday.
New Zealand is the fourth team in the competition.
India under 19 264/5 in 50 overs (Priyam Garg 110; Mondli Khumalo 4/53) beat South Africa under 19 198 for 9 out of 50 overs (Bryce Parsons 57; Sushant Mishra 4/48) for 66 runs.