England prevail in tight finish
England Under-19s 220 for 8 (Hussain 76, Richardson 2-32) beat Australia Under-19s (Doran 82, Taylor 4-49 ) by 2 wickets
Needing 18 from the last three overs, England Under-19s held their nerve to chase down 220 and sneak in to a two-wicket win in the first Youth ODI against Australia Under-19s in Bunbury. Debutant Ben Green (20*) finished the chase with another debutant, Will Davis (3*), with three balls to spare.
Having opted to bat, Australia were reduced to 48 for 3 inside ten overs, after which Sam Heazlett and Jake Doran added 49 for the fourth wicket to briefly stabilise the innings. The partnership ended when legspinner Mason Crane had Heazlett stumped for 22. Even as England continued to chip away at the wickets, Doran carried on and made 82 off 100 balls, before he became the third of Callum Taylor's four victims. However, England conceded as many as 29 extras, including 19 wides, which helped Australia reach 219 in 48.4 overs.
England's top-order did not fare any better but a 72-run stand between Aneurin Donald and Mosun Hussain put them back on track. Hussain anchored the chase with 76 off 97 balls, but his dismissal led to a lower-order wobble as the visitors went from 185 for 5 to 207 for 8. Green then took charge, scrambling 20 off 12 balls as England prevailed in a tight finish.