Australia Under-19 v India Under-19, 3rd ODI, Perth April 17, 2009

Floros and Garrett secure consolation win for Australia

Cricinfo staff

Australia Under-19 7 for 276 (Floros 70, Garrett 52) beat India Under-19 261 (Shaikh 61, Agarwal 60) by 15 runs

Australia Under-19 managed a consolation win over India Under-19 in the third and final one-dayer between the two sides at the WACA. The hosts, choosing to bat first, scored 7 for 276, with the highlight of the innings being the sixth-wicket stand between Jason Floros (70) and Joel Garrett (52).

Coming together with their side at 5 for 115, the pair added 118 at more than a run a ball. Floros struck five fours and two sixes during his 59-ball innings, while Garrett hit four fours and a six in his 47-ball stay. Right-arm medium-pacer Harshal Patel and offspinner Kundan Singh were India U-19's most successful bowlers, picking up two wickets apiece.

Opener Mayank Agarwal continued his splendid run on the tour with an aggressive 60 off 37 balls, hitting seven fours and four sixes. The visitors were on course for a whitewash at 1 for 82 but lost three quick wickets for 40 runs. The score moved to 6 for 187 in the 32nd over when Gagandeep Singh joined the wicketkeeper Sufiyan Sheikh (61).

Together they added 59, but the innings met with a quick end once the stand was broken. Kane Richardson, Sean Abbott, Tim Armstrong and Adam Zampa, ended with two wickets each to bowl out India U-19 by the 48th over.

India U-19's final game of the tour will be the second Youth Test at the WACA, to be played from April 19 to 21. The visitors have a 1-0 lead after winning the first three-day encounter at Hobart by nine wickets.