Captain Ishan Kishan and Ricky Bhui smashed unbeaten centuries as three-time champion India crushed Canada by 372 runs in their warm-up match of the U-19 World Cup in Mirpur on Saturday.
India, coached by batting great Rahul Dravid, thrashed Canada’s hapless bowlers and scored a mammoth 483 for five.
Captain Ishan Kishan smashed 138 off 86 balls with 16 fours and seven sixes while Ricky Bhui struck 115 off 71 balls.
Both players retired to allow others gain some batting practice in the middle ahead of the tournament beginning January 27.
Canada, in reply, folded up for just 113 in 31.1 overs as leg-spinner Mahipal Lomror claimed three wickets for 19 runs.
The 11th edition of the biennial 16-nation tournament features nine Test-playing nations and seven Associate and Affiliate Members -- Afghanistan, Canada, Fiji, Namibia, Nepal, Ireland and Scotland.
Teams have been divided into four groups with the top two in each advancing to the Super League quarter-finals and the other two qualifying for the Plate championships.
India beat Canada by 372 runs at BKSP-4: India 485-3, 50 overs (Ishan Kishan 138 retired, Ricky Bhui 115 retired, Sarfaraz Khan 48 retired) vs Canada 113, 31.1 overs (Harsh Thaker 25; Mahipal Lomror 3-19, Shubham Mavi 2-20, Zeeshan Ansari 2-39)
Afghanistan beat Ireland by 126 runs at BKSP-3: Afghanistan 277 all out, 50 overs (Ihsanullah Janat 133; Rory Anders 5-40, Joshua Little 3-49 vs Ireland 151 all out, 44.3 overs (Lorcan Tucker 59 not out; Karim Janat 2-12, Zia-ur-Rehman 2-7)
Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 63 runs in Chittagong: Bangladesh 284-9, 50 overs (Nazmul Hossain 102; William Mashinge 5-67) vs Zimbabwe 221-7, 50 overs (Ryan Murray 123 not out; Abdul Halim 2-45)
England beat Namibia by 155 runs in Chittagong: England 307-7, 50 overs (Dan Lawrence 85, Max Holden 81; Fritz Coetzee 2-63) vs Namibia 152 all out, 34 overs (Lohan Louwrens 44, Charl Brits 57; Sam Curran 5-10)
Pakistan beat Nepal by 110 runs at BKSP-1: Pakistan 291-7, 50 overs (Zeeshan Malik 83, Umair Masood 59) vs Nepal 181-9, 50 overs (Dipendra Airee 42; Sameen Gul 2-17, Shadab Khan 2-42, Arsal Sheikh 2-19)
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by four wickets at BKSP-2: New Zealand 204-8, 50 overs (Josh Finnie 54, Dale Phillips 48 not out; Asitha Fernando 2-39, Jehan Daniel 2-48, Lahiru Samarakoon 2-31) vs Sri Lanka 205-6, 36.1 overs (Shammu Ashan 66; Ben Sears 2-43, Nathan Smith 2-39).
Image: India's Under-191 cricket team at a boot camp