NZCityt – India have cruised to a 100-run win over Australia in their opening pool match at the under-19 cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
- Anchored by an 180-run opening partnership between skipper Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra, India set Australia a daunting run chase in reaching 328-7 at Blake Oval in Mt Maunganui.
- Apart from Shubman Gill’s 63, the remainder of India’s battling line-up failed to fire and the last five wickets fell for 79 runs in 40 balls, with four of those going to medium pacer Jack Edwards (4-65)Australia were bundled out for 228 in 42.5 overs.
- Raynard van Tonder’s man-of-the-match 143 anchored South Africa to 341-7, with the skipper compiling a 125-run partnership with Jiveshan Pillay (62) for the second wicket.
- Sri Lanka wasted no time in blasting their way to 208-3 off 37.3 overs and opener Dhananjaya Lakshan scored an unbeaten 101.
- Ireland snaffled three quick early wickets to have Sri Lanka 51-3 after 12 overs, but Lakshan and skipper Kamindu Mendis (74) compiled an unbeaten 157-run fourth wicket partnership to secure the win.