Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

India thrash Australia by 100 runs in U-19 World Cup

India thrash Australia by 100 runs in U-19 World Cup

Jack Edwards made 73 runs from 90 balls after hitting six fours and a six.

Brief scores: India 328/7 in 50 overs (Prithvi Shaw 94, Manjot Kalra 84, Shubman Gill 63; Jack Edwards 4-65) beat Australia 228 all out in 42.5 overs (Jack Edwards 73; Kamlesh Nagarkoti 3-29, Shivam Mavi 3-45) by 100 runs.

Shubman Gill then hammered home the advantage with 63 runs off 54 balls with six boundaries and a six.

Australia U19 squad: Jason Sangha (NSW, captain), Will Sutherland (VIC, vice captain), Xavier Bartlett (QLD), Max Bryant (QLD), Jack Edwards (NSW), Zak Evans (VIC), Jarrod Freeman (TAS), Ryan Hadley (NSW), Baxter Holt (NSW), Nathan McSweeney (QLD), Jonathan Merlo (VIC), Lloyd Pope (SA), Jason Ralston (NSW), Param Uppal (NSW), Austin Waugh (NSW).

It was West Indies legend Ian Bishop who was sitting in the commentary box who stated ' That is Tendulkar' when Shaw played a glorious drive off the front foot against Australia.


The former champions then lost wickets at regular intervals as the Indian bowlers started to dominate. Jasraj Kundi top-scored with a 53-ball 41 after leading the Kenyan bowling effort with figures of 2-49 off eight overs.

It's a good opportunity for us. "Really disappointed (at losing a chance to get a century), for Manjot as well, we have learnt something from this innings and will better in the next innings", he said. "We set small targets and achieved it".

Captain Raynard van Tonder slammed a stroke-filled 143 off 121 balls, smashing 14 fours and five sixes, and was associated in a 125-run second-wicket stand with left-handed opener Jiveshan Pillay (62 off 67 balls with seven fours and s six) as the team virtually batted the opposition out of the contest.

Don't miss England's Under-19 World Cup opener, against Namibia, live from 9.25pm on Sunday night on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404) and Sky Sports Mix (channel 121).

Kenya battled gamely through to 7-172 off their 50 overs.

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