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September 21, 2005
Australia under-19 231 for 4 in 34.3 overs (Skennar 64, Cooper 62) beat India under-19 230 in 48.3 overs (Chawla 55, Bird 3-30)
Graeme Skennar and Tom Cooper put on a blistering 118-run opening partnership for the first wicket as Australia coasted to 231 for 4 in just 34.3 overs in pursuit of India's 230 at Mohali.
Skennar blasted seven fours and four sixes in his 64 of just 45 balls, while Cooper's 62 was a relatively patient effort but still included eight fours and two sixes. India hit back with three quick wickets to reduce Asutralia to 139 for 3 but David Warner (34 not out) and Moises Henriques (42) did not panic and took Australia home.
India failed to make use of an excellent pitch at Mohali as none of their batsmen, except Piyush Shukla who made 55, played an innings of any significance. As many as nine bowlers were used by Australia as India were dismissed within their 50 overs.
The five-match series is now tied at one a piece as the teams travel to Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh for the next two matches.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
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