Aparajith and Chand star in India U-19's win
Offspinner Baba Aparajith took 5 for 35 and opener Unmukt Chand smashed 122 to lead India Under-19 to a comfortable victory against Sri Lanka Under-19 in Visakhapatnam. Sri Lanka's top order had made a steady start after winning the toss, reaching 87 for 1 in the 19th over, but then lost three batsmen in successive overs for the addition of one run. Aparajith took two of those wickets, including that of Niroshan Dickwella, who top-scored with 57. Aparajith took three middle-order wickets to complete his five for and reduced Sri Lanka to 140 for 7. The last three wickets fell in the space of two runs as the visitors were dismissed for 196.
India's openers, Chand and Akhil Herwadkar, got the chase off to an ideal start by adding 141 in quick time. Herwadkar fell for 51 off 61 balls. Chand, however, went on to score a century and steer India to victory in 31 overs. His 122 off 91 balls contained 14 fours and five sixes and led India to 202 for 3.
West Indies Under-19 opener Kraigg Brathwaite scored a century to steer his side to an eight-wicket victory against Australia Under-19. Brathwaite scored an unbeaten 104 off 127 balls and his opening partner John Campbell contributed 56 to a first-wicket partnership of 105. Kyle Mayers, who came in at No. 4, made 33 off 20 balls to help chase down the target of 233 in the 47th over.
Australia's innings had suffered because none of their batsmen converted their starts into substantial innings. All of their top eight batsmen made it to double figures but no one went past 50. Kurtis Patterson's 49 was the top score. William Bosisto smacked 42 off 31 balls at No. 7 to lead Australia to 233 for 6.