Australia Under-19 v India Under-19, 2nd Test, Perth, 2nd day April 20, 2009

Doran draws Australia U-19 closer to victory

Cricinfo staff

Australia Under-19 0 for 19 (Maddinson 13*, Beaton 6*) and 7 for 223 dec (Beaton 70, Kundan 4-72) need another 128 runs to beat India Under-19 165 (Meenaria 51, Richardson 5-28) and 184 (Meenaria Sharma 81, Doran 4-25)

Australia Under-19 were comfortably placed at the end of the second day against India Under-19 team at the WACA, after Luke Doran ran through the India U-19 batting line-up during their second innings to ensure the hosts had an easy target of 127 to level the two-match Test series.

Australia U-19 continued well from their overnight score of 5 for 136, with a 70-run partnership between Mitchell Marsh (44) and James Garrett (36 not out) helping them to a lead of 58. Offspinner Kundan Singh was India's best bowler, with figures of 4 for 72.

The Indian batsmen then failed to impress for the second time in the game, and were dismissed for 184 in 52 overs. Manan Sharma offered lone resistance with a fine 81 off 117 balls, which included 14 boundaries. While Tim Armstrong and Adam Zampa took two wickets apiece, Doran ensured there was no late charge as he accounted for three bottom-order batsmen.

Australia U-19 openers Nic Maddinson and Tom Beaton played out the remaining 11 overs in the day to take them through to stumps.