Australia v India, Tri-nation Under-19 tournament, Darwin July 8, 2013

India notch third consecutive win

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India Under-19 192 for 3 (Zol 64, Herwadkar 60) beat Australia Under-19 191 for 6 (Doran 41*, Gani 3-25) by 7 wickets

India's third consecutive win in the Tri-nation Under-19 tournament against Australia reduced the hosts' chances of making it to the finals. After the seven-wicket loss, Australia are placed second in the points table with four points, the same as New Zealand who still have a game in hand.

In Darwin, Australia were put in to bat and openers Matthew Short and Tom Leaver put on 59 before Aamir Gani dismissed both of them. The next two batsmen fell in quick succession once Australia crossed 100 by when the run-rate had also been curbed. Jake Doran's unbeaten 41 and a 25-ball 28 from No. 8 Cameron Valente took them to 191 for 6 and Gani finished with 3 for 25.

India were hardly troubled in the chase. Akhil Herwadkar and Vijay Zol scored fifties and put on 107 for the second wicket, taking the team total to nearly 150, but both were dismissed in consecutive overs. Sanju Samson and Mohammad Saif scored the last 46 runs to take them home without much fuss.

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  • Naresh on July 9, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    @dilip - Chand is a good ODI prospect. Anyway both players are the future of India. Left/right combo. Really want to see how Sanju Sampson perform in next game. He is a wicketkeeper but seems to be discarded with Bains used. Must be runing his confidence.

  • Dummy4 on July 8, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    Zol stealing all the batting credits, is making leaps and bounds ahead of his fellow team mates, he seems more assured then Chand in strokeplay thts for sure

  • Binu on July 8, 2013, 10:15 GMT

    I think Vijay Zol is more consistent than Unmukth Chand ,Chand should add more strokes to the offside otherwise Vijayzol will overtake Chand

  • Naresh on July 8, 2013, 10:02 GMT

    Well done to these youngsters. Being playing well so far and thanks to a steady top order led by Zol. The middle and lower batsman not getting their chances. Really wanted to see how Bhui did after reading some of the earlier comments on this guy.

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