Quadrangular Under-19 Series September 27, 2011

India U-19s pummel Australia U-19s in record chase

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India Under-19s decimated Australia Under-19s in the first youth ODI of the quadrangular tournament in Visakhapatnam. They won by ten wickets and 38 overs to spare in what was the fastest chase of a total more than 100 in U-19 cricket.

After choosing to bat, Australia folded for 163 in 41.1 overs. Only wicketkeeper James Peirson offered some resistance with a fluent 51. Offspinner Baba Aparajith claimed five middle-order wickets in 8.1 overs.

The India openers, Manan Vohra and Unmukt Chand, were brutal in reply, scoring 167 in 12 overs at a run-rate of 13.91. Vohra's 79 off 35 balls was studded with 15 fours and two sixes, while Chand made 72 off 40 with 11 fours and three sixes. Australia captain Cameron Bancroft employed five bowlers in the short chase, but none of them could manage an economy-rate of below 10. The opening pair was particularly harsh on spinners Ashton Turner and Shane Cassell, slamming them for 17.50 and 23 runs an over respectively.

India take on Sri Lanka U-19s in their next game on September 29, while Australia play West Indies U-19s on the same day.

Sri Lanka Under-19 began their quadrangular campaign by beating West Indies Under-19 in Visakhapatnam, a victory that was much narrower than India's against Australia. Sri Lanka edged home by two wickets and needed their tail to rescue the chase after a top-order collapse.

Chasing 147, Sri Lanka had crumbled to 71 for 8. Fast bowlers Justin Greaves, who took 4 for 26, Ronsford Beaton and Kyle Mayers had put West Indies two strikes away from victory. Those wickets, however, never came as Lahiru Madhushanka and Tharindu Kaushal added 76 runs for the ninth wicket. Madhushanka scored 42 and Kaushal 30 as Sri Lanka reached the target in the 47th over.

West Indies' top order had also failed in their innings. They were struggling at 42 for 5 before a steadying half-century from Kaven Hodge and 33 from Greaves led them to 146. Sanitha de Mel took 4 for 14 in 9.1 overs, and Gaurav Deva and Madhushanka claimed two each as West Indies were dismissed in 47.1 overs.

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  • Smithie on September 29, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    If this result came on a slow, low, rolled mud, dung heap it is not much of a preparation for the U19 World Cup to be held in Queensland in Aug 2012. Lets see how these fancy openers go with a bit of CHIN MUSIC !

  • serious-am-i on September 28, 2011, 20:54 GMT

    Looks like some one is trying to knock the doors of the IPL

  • on September 28, 2011, 9:34 GMT

    Baba Aparajith...! Good perfo...He is an allorunder He is batting as Opener and bowling off spin..and only 17 now he can be a good propect..All the best!

  • on September 28, 2011, 9:30 GMT

    @DineshHS Check your statement friend,Ashok Meneria sthill in the fringe players list he is ony 20,will be in the challenger trophy squad so as Mayank Agarwal.Sidharth Chitnis is a good player but he is not in having the class.It is not Dilip Chahar Deepak Chahar he performed in the Ranji Trophy not in the U19 arena. Rajasthan got Ranji trophy last year because of Deepak Chahaar and Pankaj Sing bowling Combo...Wait for more strong perfo from Chahar this season...!

  • KiwiRocker- on September 28, 2011, 8:39 GMT

    Well Done U.19...but the problem is that now all these players will be made to play against quality fast bowlers of SA, Australia, England and SA and they will be sitting ducks like the most over rated batsman of all time Tendulya. It is an irrelevent news that carries no importance!

  • on September 28, 2011, 8:36 GMT

    @dineshcc and so were virat kohli, yuvraj singh and sehwag etc..where r they now?

  • on September 28, 2011, 7:38 GMT

    Great job !!! Pl carry this momentum to the future matches. Keep Indian flag flying high.

  • DINESHCC on September 28, 2011, 6:59 GMT

    WITH JUST ONE PERFORMANCE COMMENTS STARTED POURING IN THAT THEY ARE THE FUTURE. DILIP CHHAHAR, ASHOK MANERIA, SIDDARTH CHITNIS, MAYANK AGARWAL ARE ALSO UNDER 19 HEROES. WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

  • on September 28, 2011, 5:19 GMT

    @Smithie: FYI- both teams were playing on the SAME pitch.

  • on September 28, 2011, 5:09 GMT

    Congratulations ! Brave & Courageous young boys, Keep it up.Yes, We need All Rounders for the FUTURE.

  • Smithie on September 29, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    If this result came on a slow, low, rolled mud, dung heap it is not much of a preparation for the U19 World Cup to be held in Queensland in Aug 2012. Lets see how these fancy openers go with a bit of CHIN MUSIC !

  • serious-am-i on September 28, 2011, 20:54 GMT

    Looks like some one is trying to knock the doors of the IPL

  • on September 28, 2011, 9:34 GMT

    Baba Aparajith...! Good perfo...He is an allorunder He is batting as Opener and bowling off spin..and only 17 now he can be a good propect..All the best!

  • on September 28, 2011, 9:30 GMT

    @DineshHS Check your statement friend,Ashok Meneria sthill in the fringe players list he is ony 20,will be in the challenger trophy squad so as Mayank Agarwal.Sidharth Chitnis is a good player but he is not in having the class.It is not Dilip Chahar Deepak Chahar he performed in the Ranji Trophy not in the U19 arena. Rajasthan got Ranji trophy last year because of Deepak Chahaar and Pankaj Sing bowling Combo...Wait for more strong perfo from Chahar this season...!

  • KiwiRocker- on September 28, 2011, 8:39 GMT

    Well Done U.19...but the problem is that now all these players will be made to play against quality fast bowlers of SA, Australia, England and SA and they will be sitting ducks like the most over rated batsman of all time Tendulya. It is an irrelevent news that carries no importance!

  • on September 28, 2011, 8:36 GMT

    @dineshcc and so were virat kohli, yuvraj singh and sehwag etc..where r they now?

  • on September 28, 2011, 7:38 GMT

    Great job !!! Pl carry this momentum to the future matches. Keep Indian flag flying high.

  • DINESHCC on September 28, 2011, 6:59 GMT

    WITH JUST ONE PERFORMANCE COMMENTS STARTED POURING IN THAT THEY ARE THE FUTURE. DILIP CHHAHAR, ASHOK MANERIA, SIDDARTH CHITNIS, MAYANK AGARWAL ARE ALSO UNDER 19 HEROES. WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

  • on September 28, 2011, 5:19 GMT

    @Smithie: FYI- both teams were playing on the SAME pitch.

  • on September 28, 2011, 5:09 GMT

    Congratulations ! Brave & Courageous young boys, Keep it up.Yes, We need All Rounders for the FUTURE.

  • petz on September 28, 2011, 4:15 GMT

    really its good to hear.but our guys hav to proove it in seaming condition where the ball is moving.....we ala know that Indian batsmen can do well in subcintinet.We have to proove somthing else ....Good Luck India........

  • mathewjohn2176 on September 28, 2011, 3:18 GMT

    @smithie, the report of the pitch won't bring any context as both team played on the same pitch .aus all out for 167 where India chased the Target in just mere 12 overs with 10 wickets in hand,that says a lot .so pitch report is out of context in this case.

  • Gizza on September 28, 2011, 2:20 GMT

    This result is nice but India's recent win in the Emerging Players Tournament was probably more encouraging. There they beat Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in Townsville, Australia. Don't think it was quite the same team. From memory the "emerging players" were a mix of A players and young stars or something along those lines. Apart from that, particularly when it comes to fast bowling India has plenty of talent at that age group but once they get injured, drop their pace and never recover. Contrast that with England, Australia and South Africa where the fast bowlers actually become stronger and faster when they enter their 20's instead of going backwards.

  • Smithie on September 27, 2011, 22:06 GMT

    The report would have more context if a description of the pitch was provided.

  • on September 27, 2011, 18:51 GMT

    SL under 19's won bcos of the last partnership which accounted for more than half of the inning's runs.

  • Precioustar84 on September 27, 2011, 18:00 GMT

    Amazing to see this! I hope some of these talented players make it to the national team. Indian team currently definitely needs great bowlers. Batting is covered but definitely need amazing bowlers and hopefully this group bring in fresh faces! Congrats U-19 team!

  • ibbani on September 27, 2011, 17:46 GMT

    well done Bapa, 5 wkts is very good and handful. Now thats called drubbing in an one day match.38 overs to spare chasing 167 is no mean target to in 12 overs, good work Unmukt and Manan. well done boys

  • maddy20 on September 27, 2011, 17:42 GMT

    Now that is some drubbing. Hope it catches Mr.Gideon Haigh and opens his eyes to problems in their own cricket board, so that he will give us all a break and stp ranting about BCCI.

  • on September 27, 2011, 17:32 GMT

    A win afterall is a win whether it come in a dust bowl or d fast Perth....kudos to the under -19 guys to achieve dis victory n dat too against australia

  • on September 27, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    we need fast bowlers….spin bowlers do well in our dust bowls but struggle abroad….fast bowlers win matches everywhere.

  • Herath-UK on September 27, 2011, 15:45 GMT

    Sri Lanka had a system producing very strong school teams but with T20s and ODIs coming into the fore they seem to have lost the way a bit. Ranil Herath - Kent

  • SpartaArmy on September 27, 2011, 15:41 GMT

    @ Shakti: Dude! are you aware of the fact that pitches play a major role in CRICKET. If you think that a quick 70+in a single game on an indian pitch, is enough for a young player to play for INDIA in ENGLAND; you must be following the gameonly since the recent ENGLAND series.

  • on September 27, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    Superb win but I doubt seriousness of the match. Very early days to hype openers. But keep an eye on off spinner. He is a good allrounder also.

  • on September 27, 2011, 13:31 GMT

    we need fast bowlers and allrounders in the team, where are they??

  • Haleos on September 27, 2011, 13:30 GMT

    thats a drubling and 2.....go india.

  • IndTheBest on September 27, 2011, 12:56 GMT

    Kudos to U 19 team!! Though I am thrilled to hear this news, I would like to hear if Indian cricket team (any format, any age level) has won game due to excellent bowling efforts. indian bowling is still a worry!! these folks won't get chance until we have other STARS in the team.

  • chnind on September 27, 2011, 12:43 GMT

    See there is no praise for the bowler who took 5 for Baba Aparajith who bowls offbreak in which we have problem now

  • on September 27, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    I feel it can be explained in only two words "Simply Amazing"

  • ALLADHA on September 27, 2011, 12:36 GMT

    beating Australia in any format of the game gives wonderful filling, its not because of the gealous, they are good and strong sides in all format of the games and beating them is always motivate to be number one team in the world.

  • on September 27, 2011, 12:01 GMT

    thats absolute carnage..no mercy at all..i hope our national team could take some inspiration from this.!!

  • on September 27, 2011, 11:56 GMT

    amazing!! these youth boys want to play some ilp cricket real soon i would assume lol

  • on September 27, 2011, 11:46 GMT

    Superb... These guys should have been in England tour...

  • on September 27, 2011, 11:40 GMT

    wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!very good play by u-19 india team

  • LesGrossman on September 27, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    oh dear... this is the problem with the argus review. Australia has the wrong people coaching the future players and the coaching methods that are passed down to grass roots coaches are wrong. Talent is there but just isn't developed properley, hence results like this.

  • ZIMMYZIMMY on September 27, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    wow.......emphatic win....unmukt chand deserve a gr8 future ahead..........i remember his brutal 151 against railways...

  • sankar8000 on September 27, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    WOW! What a run chase?! Quite unbelievable!

  • on September 27, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    this is really great feat by Indian U 19 team! It would be great to beat Australia in any format of the game! But, beating them so convincingly shows good future ahead for Indian Cricket! All the Best Guys! Be brutal ! never show mercy on opposition!

  • on September 27, 2011, 10:52 GMT

    Fabulous Playing..!! Keep It Up Guys..!!

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  • on September 27, 2011, 10:52 GMT

    Fabulous Playing..!! Keep It Up Guys..!!

  • on September 27, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    this is really great feat by Indian U 19 team! It would be great to beat Australia in any format of the game! But, beating them so convincingly shows good future ahead for Indian Cricket! All the Best Guys! Be brutal ! never show mercy on opposition!

  • sankar8000 on September 27, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    WOW! What a run chase?! Quite unbelievable!

  • ZIMMYZIMMY on September 27, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    wow.......emphatic win....unmukt chand deserve a gr8 future ahead..........i remember his brutal 151 against railways...

  • LesGrossman on September 27, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    oh dear... this is the problem with the argus review. Australia has the wrong people coaching the future players and the coaching methods that are passed down to grass roots coaches are wrong. Talent is there but just isn't developed properley, hence results like this.

  • on September 27, 2011, 11:40 GMT

    wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!very good play by u-19 india team

  • on September 27, 2011, 11:46 GMT

    Superb... These guys should have been in England tour...

  • on September 27, 2011, 11:56 GMT

    amazing!! these youth boys want to play some ilp cricket real soon i would assume lol

  • on September 27, 2011, 12:01 GMT

    thats absolute carnage..no mercy at all..i hope our national team could take some inspiration from this.!!

  • ALLADHA on September 27, 2011, 12:36 GMT

    beating Australia in any format of the game gives wonderful filling, its not because of the gealous, they are good and strong sides in all format of the games and beating them is always motivate to be number one team in the world.