India dominated the play throughtout the day to win their first game of the ICC U19 World Cup against Australia on Sunday. Defending a total of 328/7, India bowled out Australia for 228 to win the first game by 100 runs. India picked up regular wickets in the Australia chase and did not let them take the lead in the second innings. Australia were stable and getting a move on in the chase with Jack Edwards leading the way. But he lost partners at the other end way to frequently and he was finally bowled by Anukul Roy. India also suffered a setback when Ishan Porel, their lead bowler, walked off the field after twisting his ankle. India, batting first after winning the toss, were led by openers Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra, who laid the perfect platform and then Shubman Gill played a quick innings of 63 runs to help India cross the 300-run mark. India lost quick wickets towards the end of the innings but a few lusty blows from the lower order helped them to a big total.
India vs Australia, U19 World Cup As it happened: India were brilliant throughout the day! They posted a big total thanks to the opening stand of 180 runs between Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra. Then Shubman Gill played a 53-ball 64-run cameo to help India post 328/7. Australia were steady before Kamlesh Nagarkoti broke the opening stand. India then picked up wickets at regular intervals and bowled out Australia for 228 and win by 100 runs. Jack Edwards was the lone fighter for Australia.
1340 hrs IST: All over! Holt is the final man dismissed and India beat Australia by 100 runs. What a way to start the U19 World Cup. Top win from the boys!
1325 hrs IST: Gone! Shivam Mavi has got a wicket. India closer to win here. They need only two more wickets to wrap up this match
1310 hrs IST: 37 overs bowled in the Australian innings and they are 183 for 6. Australia need 146 more runs to win off 78 balls
1300 hrs IST:WICKET! Big wicket of Edwards! Anukul Roy has bowled him and that is the match for India. Brilliant bowling and he has been rewarded for his bowling
1253 hrs IST: GONE! Austing Waugh is caught behind! Nagarkoti gets his second wicket India are almost there. They have put themselves in front here
1250 hrs IST: The asking rate is creeping up for Australia and they need to hit boundaries in every over now. Edwards still going strong for Australia.
1243 hrs IST: WICKET! A big mix-up between Param Uppal and Edwards and the former has to go. That was a poor running from Australia and they have paid the price. Uppal gone
1233 hrs IST: WICKET! A dream sight for any fast bowler. Shivam Mavi has sent Merlo’s off stump for a walk. Change of pace has given India a wicket and that was much needed
1230 hrs IST: Australia are getting those boundaries now. India need one more wicket to push them back. Edwards looking dangerous after his half-century.
1220 hrs IST: FIFTY! Edwards with a big six over midwicket and brings up his half-century. That was a lusty blow and nice way to bring up the fifty. Australia need him till the end.
1215 hrs IST: Halfway in the chase and Australia are 102 for 2. They need 227 more off 150 balls. They have wickets in hand but the asking rate is going up. India at the same stage were 146/0
1202 hrs IST: WICKET! Abhishek Sharma gives India the second wicket. Australia captain Jason Sanga gone. He tried to hit Sharma over the infield but gets an outside edge which flies to short third-man. Australia lose their second wicket.
1150 hrs IST: Australia preserving their wickets here. They are 72 for the loss of one wicket after 18 overs.
1140 hrs IST: 16 overs bowled in the second innings and Australia are 64 for the loss of one wicket. Jason Sanga and Edwards at the crease. India need to keep picking the wickets at regular intervals
1132 hrs IST: WICKET! First wicket for India. Brilliant stuff from Nagarkoti. He has been rewarded for his good bowling. Bryant is caught at covers. He was trying to break the shackles because it is a big total. India break the partnership
1130 hrs IST: Some serious pace from Nagarkoti in the match. He has been consistently bowling above 140kmph. The Australian openers have been troubled by the pace
1123 hrs IST: Luck favouring Australia here! A couple of edges of the openers have fallen in no-man’s land. 50 partnership also up between the two openers
1115 hrs IST: Ishan Porel is walking off the field after twisting his ankle. Shiva will complete his over. Five balls remaining in that over. big blow for India if Ishan cannot return
1105 hrs IST: Ishan Porel is down on the ground. He has twisted his ankle it seems. Oh dear! His foot got twisted outside and it must be very painful. Physio out on the ground
1049 hrs IST: Five overs bowled and Australia have managed 23 runs for no loss. Still no wicket for India which can be worrisome. They need to break partnerships at regular intervals.
1040 hrs IST: Nice start from Indian bowlers. Only nine runs from the first three overs but they need to pick some early wickets. If the Australian batsmen get set, the target is chaseable
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1025 hrs IST: India fielders and Australia openers walk out to the field for the second innings of the match. Australia are chasing 329. Shivam Mavi to bowl the first over
1000 hrs IST: India have done well to post 328 for 7. A brilliant start from Shaw and Kalra before a stunning innings from Shubman Gill. They looked good for 350 before Australia made a small comeback. But this a very good score
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0955 hrs IST: WICKET! Shiva gone. A weird looking dismissal. Tries a reverse pull shot but he was beaten for pace. Hits his gloves and hits his boot. As he completes his shot, the ball comes back with the foot and hits the stumps!
0950 hrs IST: Nagarkoti and Shiva trying all the shots they can. They have taken India close to 325. Final over coming up
0945 hrs IST: WICKET! Abhishek Sharma is gone too! He was playing some stunning shots to help India towards 300. He has chipped one to midwicket! He is gone for
0939 hrs IST: WICKET! Jason Sanga takes a good diving catch at mid-on to dismiss Anukul. Waugh takes his first wicket. This is not good for India as they eye more than 300 runs
0933 hrs IST: WICKET! A stunning innings of 63 runs off just 54 balls comes to an end. Shubman Gill is caught and bowled by Edwards. He had a catch dropped off the previous delivery but is not lucky this time. A powerful slap back towards the bowler and Edwards just stretches his hands. Caught!
0926 hrs IST: FIFTY! Shubman Gill brings up his half-century with a four and off just 48 delivery. Nicely paced innings from the youngster. India on the charge again here
0922 hrs IST: WICKET! Edwards finally removes Himanshu Rana! An off-cutter and Rana flashes at it. A thick outside edge that goes to backward-point and he is caught. India lose their third wicket!
0918 hrs IST: Dropped! Rana survives again! His catch is dropped at the boundary and it is Pope again! He was in no position to take the catch
0912 hrs IST: Dropped! Pope has put down Gill at mid-off. It was a reglation catch for him but he lets it slip through his hands
0900 hrs IST: This has been a decent comeback from Australia! India were looking good for a 300-plus total but now they have to worl hard for it
0851 hrs IST: WICKET! Manjot Kalra also misses out on a century! He has chipped it to midwicket. Tried to clear the infield with the chip but Jason Sanga with a full stretch effort to take the catch above his head!
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0850 hrs IST: 200 up for India! A single for Shubman Gill and India bring up their second team century. This a solid platform for the team to launch a big attack in the death overs.
Prithvi Shaw looks so special. Brilliant 94 and a really solid start for India. Cheering for the boys, for many of whom this is a significant event in their endeavour to be India Cricketers. #INDvAUS #U19CWC
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 14 January 2018
0844 hrs IST: Just the way Manjot Kalra plays! Using his wrist to whip a ball through mid-wicket and get a four. India 194 for 1 after 33 overs. Kalra on 84*
0831 hrs IST: WICKET! Prithvi Shaw has missed out on century! He is out for 94. A bit of bounce on that delivery from Sutherland and it gets the outside edge of Shaw’s bat. This time it is not a no-ball!
0825 hrs IST: SIX! Manjot Kalra with a pull off his waist to hit a big six over the fine-leg fielder. Top shot! That is a very long hit
0815 hrs IST: Another top shot from Shaw. And Kalra matches him with a drive of his own. This is just brilliant batting from both the openers
0807 hrs IST: A quick over of off-spin from Param Uppal. India are 139 for no loss after 23 overs. Another change in the bowling as Austin Waugh comes on to bowl
0755 hrs IST: Shaw and Kalra have done all they could to give India the best start in this World Cup. After 20 overs, India’s score is 118/0 and both are looking good
0750 hrs IST: FIFTY! Moments after his captain completed his half-century, it is Manjot Kalra who completes a half-century. Another brilliant innings from the opener.
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0743 hrs IST: FIFTY! Prithvi Shaw gets to his half-century. Despite that one caught behind off a no-ball, this has been a top innings. No chances given!
0735 hrs IST: 16 overs completed in the Indian innings and India will be very happy with the score here. They are 88 for no loss and both openers have looked in no trouble whatsoever.
0645 hrs IST: WICKET! Prithvi Shaw has to walk back to the pavilion after he edges one behind to the wicketkeeper. Poor shot as poked at the delivery. Big wicket for Sutherland. The only wait here is that umpires are checking it for a no-ball. Wait… It is a no-ball. Sutherland has overstepped and Shaw has survived
0634 hrs IST: SIX! That was poor bowling from Australia! Shaw gets one full and he has swung it over mid-on for a big six. Great shot to get a six here.
0630 hrs IST: This is a great start from Indian opener Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra. India are 25 for no loss after five overs. Brilliant composure shown by both batsmen.
0615 hrs IST: India win toss and elect to bat against Australia. This is a very good toss to win against Australia on a good batting surface.
0600 hrs IST: Welcome to the live coverage of the India’s match against Australia at the ICC U19 World Cup. This is a blockbuster game in the group stages. India and Australia are three-time champions of this tournament.
India U19 Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra, Shubman Gill, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Aryan Juyal, AS Roy, K Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Shiva Singh, Ishan Porel
Australia U19 Squad: Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Jason Sangha, Jonathan Merlo, Param Uppal, Austin Waugh, Will Sutherland, Baxter J Holt, Xavier Bartlett, Jason Ralston, Lloyd Pope