India vs Australia U-19 World Cup

U19 World Cup

Prithvi Shaw's knock against Australia in ICC U-19 World Cup reminds this West Indies legend of Sachin Tendulkar

Mount Maunganui: India thrashed Australia by 100 runs in their Under-19 World Cup fixture at Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

Teams (from) India: Prithvi Shaw (C), Shubman Gill, Aryan Juyal, Abhishek Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Harvik Desai, Manjot Kalra, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pankaj Yadav, Riyan Parag, Ishan Porel, Himanshu Rana, Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi, Shiva Singh.

There was no respite for the Australians even after their departure with Shubhman Gill tormenting the bowlers with his 63-run knock. For Australia, opening batsman Jack Edwards (73) was the highest run-scorer.

In reply, Max Bryant (29) and Edwards got Australia off to a solid start, before No.4 Jonathan Merlo chipped in with 38.

Reacting to a Shaw drive off the front foot, Bishop said the shot reminded him of Sachin Tendulkar.

They are in Group-B alongside Australia, Zimbabwe, and Papua New Guinea. "Our goal is obviously to win the World Cup but at the same time we are looking forward to our first game", he said.Asked if there are any Indian players in particular he thinks could have a lot of success at this tournament, Dravid said, We don't like to focus too much on the individuals.

The splendid top-order batting vindicated Shaw's decision to bat in their tournament-opener.

Shaw, though, missed out on a century by six runs as he was caught behind off Will Sutherland, son of Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland.

Fellow opener Manjot Kalra gave his skipper excellent support from the other end with a 99-ball 86 which included 12 boundaries and a six.

Abhishek Sharma provided a late flourish to the Indian innings with an 8-ball 23.

Lakshan slammed a fine unbeaten 101 from 120 deliveries with the help of eight fours and one six.

Jack Edwards grabbed four wickets for Australia while Param Uppal, Will Sutherland and Austin Waugh dismissed one Indian batsman each.

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