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April 19, 2009
Australia Under-19s 5 for 136 (Beaton 70) trail India Under-19s 165 (Meenaria 51, Richardson 5-28) by 29 runs
A low-scoring opening day at the WACA ended with Australia Under-19 inching towards a lead over India Under-19 thanks to a fine display in the field. Right-arm fast bowler Kane Richardson's five wickets bundled India out for 165 in 44.2 overs before the hosts finished the day five down for 136.
India captain Ashok Meenaria's decision to bat didn't come off well, and he soon found himself battling for survival as wickets fell around him. Richardson took two wickets inside five overs and his fellow new-ball operator Jackson Coleman, on debut, also added to India's early wobble. Meenaria added 56 with Harpreet Singh (24) but his dismissal for 51 was followed by a collapse of three wickets for no runs as Richardson returned to rock the lower middle order. A brisk 32 from Harshal Patel got the total beyond 150, barely.
Australia were given a 61-run opening stand but suffered a collapse themselves. The offspinner Kundan Singh, 16, took three wickets to give India some hope before stumps were drawn. Tim Beaton, who took a fancy for the Indian attack in the first game in Hobart, contributed a solid 71 from 96 balls to lift Australia.
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