India U-19 inducted three slow-bowlers in the XI to tackle right-hand batters, but fast-bowlers did a splendid job
India Under-19 team warmed-up with the big over Australia by 100 runs at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui following a great show with the ball followed by a bat, as India’s thorough victory has been one of the talking points of the all-important game; India Vs. Australia Under-19.
Being accustomed to the conditions early on, Indian colts played a significant role to mark off with an emphatic victory in Tauranga.
Earlier, India posted 328 on board which subsequently saw skipper Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra and Shubman Gill registering fifties before bowlers bundled out Australia on 228 in 42.5 overs.
Let’s have a look at all the five talking points:
The Under-19 team which is in New Zealand under the guidance of veteran Rahul Dravid has put a great all-round show.
Following the comfortable win, the youngsters would be aiming to continue their performances as the bowlers in the form of Kamlesh Nagarkoti alongside Shivam Mani clocked over 140kph.
Batsman did they job while rotating the strike, as the fast bowlers made the massive difference despite having inducted three left-arm spinners in the playing XI while considering Australian batting order.
Australia was poor in catching and batting:
As Australian bowlers were toiling hard to be among the wickets, the fielders spilled at least three catches which further mounted the pressure right back on the bowling department.
In 46th over, Shubhman Gill was dropped at long on when Edwards was bowling after Himanshu Rana was dropped by Llyod Pope on the bowling of Xavier Bartlett at deep fine-leg on the penultimate of 43rd over.
Interestingly, Rana was dropped on the bowling of Will Sutherland in 42nd over by Pope as well.
Jack Edwards’ ball-bat show in vain:
The only highlight of the Australian U-19 innings was the opening batsman, who not only scored runs but was the chief architect with the ball for Jason Sangha-led Australia.
The 17-year-old Jack Edwards was the top-scorer for his side which saw him scoring 90-ball 73. He smashed six fours and a solitary six.
Earlier, the right-arm medium pacer claimed four wickets after conceding 65 runs in nine overs.
Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Mishra’s 180-run first-wicket stand:
India had a rollicking start while riding on the back of centuries from the top-order batsmen, but the standout performance was the opening show from Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra, who further kept Australia U-19 bowlers at bay until 29.3 overs.
However, Shaw falls six short of his hard-fought hundred after facing exactly hundred balls, as Kalra faced 99 balls for his 86 runs.
Shaw smashed eight boundaries, and two sixes and Kalra struck 12 boundaries at a six.
Kamlesh Nagarkot, Shiv Mani stars with a ball:
After batters did their job, it was all on the bowlers of Indian colts you simultaneously did well to keep quality Australian U-19 quiet for most of the times.
Bowling spearhead Shivam Mani bagged three wickets in his 8.5 overs after conceding 45 runs.
On the other side, Kamlesh Nagarkoti bowled remarkably well to eke out Australian wickets.
His exceptional figures read three for 29 in seven overs.
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