India began its campaign at the ICC under-19 cricket world cup on a winning note. 

India defeated South Africa by 45 runs in its opening Group B match at Providence Stadium in Guyana on Saturday. 

India will next take on Ireland in their second match at the ongoing U-19 world cup on January 19. 

Batting first, India set a target of 233 before South Africa. 

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However, the Indian bowlers delivered early jolts to the Proteas batting line up. 

Wickets at regular intervals ensured South Africa lose the game by a margin of 45 runs. 

For India, Vicky Ostwal returned with five wickets while Raj Bawa scalped four wickets.  

Earlier, skipper Yash Dhull scored a fighting 82 runs off 100 balls as India posted 232 runs on the board.  

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Brief Scores: India 232 all out (Yash Dhull 82, Kaushal Tambe 35; Matthew Boast 3-40), South Africa 187 all out (Dewald Brevis 65, George Van Heerden 36; Vicky Ostwal 5-28).  

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