India v Australia, 1st U-19 ODI, Mohali September 19, 2005

Henriques' 85 can't save Australia

Cricinfo staff

India U-19 215 for 8 (Ravikant Shukla 62, Darwen 3-31) beat Australia U-19 214 for 6 (Henriques 85*, Gledhill 40) by two wickets

Australia's Under-19 side suffered a two-wicket defeat in the opening ODI of their five-match series against India at Mohali.

Chasing 215 for victory in 45 overs, the Indians lost openers Ankit Rawat and Anirudh Srikant cheaply, but Rohit Sharma and the captain Ravikant Shukla steadied the innings and Shahbaz Nadim played a patient knock of 26 to secure the win in the 40th over. Patrick Darwen was the most successful of the Australian bowlers with three wickets from his nine overs.

After winning the toss, Australia's openers were dismissed with the score on 4 and only an unbeaten 85 off 80 balls from Moises Henriques, who came in at No. 5, and 40 by the wicketkeeper Ben Gledhill pushed the total past 200.