India vs Australia U-19 World Cup

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2018

India pacers Kamlesh Nagrakoti (3/29) and Shivam Mavi (3/45) then impressed with their speed and shared six wickets between them to shot out Australia for 228 in 42.5 overs.

Australian team had a very strong competition and they started decently enough, Jack Edwards made a respectable, 73 runs, but his partners were weak, and could hold on a steady partnership, thus the wickets began to fall quickly and steadily, making it hard for the team to recover.

The middle order batsmen lost their wickets, trying to accelerate the run-rate as Himanshu Rana (14) and Anukul Roy (6) fell cheaply.

It was always imperative to start the tournament on a dominant note and the Indian opening duo of Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra were able to do just that.

Meanwhile, Indian batsmen seized control against South Africa through a 138-run fourth-wicket partnership between Aryan Juyal (86 off 92 balls) and Himanshu Rana (68 off 69 balls), which was supplemented by several small but useful efforts, taking the side to 332 for eight in 50 overs.

The U-19 Indian skipper missed out on a century as he was caught behind off by Will Sutherland, son of former Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland.

India and Australia are the most successful teams of the U-19 World Cup, having won the trophy three times each. He also picked up four wickets for 65 runs.

Abhishek Sharma though managed to come up with a 8-ball 23-run cameo which propelled India past the 300-run mark.

Prithvi Shaw was crowned the man of the match for his knock of 94. India are three-time champions, the last triumph coming in 2014.

Australia's next match in group b is against Zimbabwe in Lincoln on Wednesday, before a clash with Papua New Guinea on Friday.

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