India record 100-run victory over Australia


India record 100-run victory over Australia

The Men in Blue are off to a great start in their ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018 campaign, as the Indian team on Sunday beat Australia by 100 runs, here at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.

The Indian skipper fell in the 30th over, just six short of his hundred.

In the end, Shubman Gill played a fiery innings of 63 runs to help India cross the 300-run mark, while Abhishek Sharma 8-ball 23, provided the late flourish.

Handy contributions from lower down the order further propelled the total to 328.

Shaw led from the front putting 94 runs hitting eight fours with his pristine, high-elbowed technique. Pacers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti picked 3 wickets each while Ishan Porel had to walk off the ground due to an injury.

South Africa's bowling attack - which included Makhaya Ntini's son, Thando - restricted Kenya to 172-7 in reply, though Jasraj Kundi (41) and Ankit Hirani (35no) did share a stand of 57 for the seventh wicket.

The seriousness of their pace wasn't lost on anyone but former India opener Virender Sehwag in particular looked impressed as he took to Twitter to congratulate the team following the win. J. Edwards top scored for Australia with 78.

Sri Lanka wasted no time in blasting their way to 3-208 off 37.3 overs and opener Dhananjaya Lakshan scored an unbeaten 101.

Raynard van Tonder's player-of-the-match knock of 143 anchored South Africa to a mammoth 7-341, with the skipper compiling a 125-run partnership with Jiveshan Pillay (62) for the second wicket.