Following the spectacular all-round performance, India Under-19 team has opened the points tally in their opener of the 2018 U-19 World Cup at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui after routing Australia Under-19 by 100 runs on Sunday (January 14).
Coming to the bat, Australia had a decent start but did not make most out of it as the side kept on losing the wickets which further saw India U-19 bowling beautifully to keep Australia far from the target while setting up for the easiest of the wins in the gentleman’s game.
Australia U-19 was bundled out on 227 as Kamlesh Nagarkot bagged three wickets which further read his figures of seven for 29, as Shivam Mani also completed the match figures of three for 45 in 8.5 overs, however, Abhishek Sharma and Anukul Roy claimed a wicket each.
The last man-to-go was gloveman Baxter J Holt scored 39 off 30 balls when he was trapped in front of the stumps by Mani as Jonathan Merlo (38 off 32) was bowled on a peach of a delivery the same bowler.
Jack Edwards, who did well with the ball, was the top scorer for Australia with 73 off 90 balls. His innings included six fours and a six.
Edwards knitted a 57-run partnership for the first wicket alongside Max Bryant, who scored 29 off 48 balls.
In the morning, the three-time title winners batted first and posted the total of 328 for seven in 50 allotted overs, as the top-order show saw Jason Sangha-led Australian youngsters using as many as eight bowlers.
Jack Edwards was the pick of the bowlers who bagged four wickets after conceding 65 runs in his nine overs.
Austin Waugh, Will Sutherland, and Param Uppal settled with wicket apiece.
Prithvi Shaw has been on the song as he knitted the partnership of 180 in alongside Manjot Kalra.
Shaw was caught by Baxter J Holt on the bowling of Will Sutherland before Kalra returned to the pavilion at the team score of 200 when Jason Sangha caught him on the bowling of Upal.
The right-handed Shaw was the top-scorer with 94 off 100 deliveries. He smashed eight boundaries and two maximums.
On the other side, Indian colts relied on the left and right-handed combination which worked wonders as Kalra post 99-ball 86 to pile-up miseries for the young Australians. He collected 12 boundaries and a six.
Subham Gill scored 54-ball 63 before being caught and bowled by Edwards.
Himanshu Rana managed to score 19-ball 14 as Anukul Roy was sent back to the hut after scoring six off seven balls.
Talking about the lower-order summary, Abhishek Sharma scored quickfire 23 off eight balls, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti faced seven balls for his 11 runs.
Shiva Singh was the last man-to-go as wicketkeeper-batsman Aryan Juyal remained not out on eight off four balls.
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