India Under-19s continue winning spree
India Under-19s continued their successful run in the quadrangular series with a thumping win against West Indies Under-19s at the Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium in Visakhapatnam. India scored 315 and then bowled West Indies out for 191, ensuring not just a win but also a bonus point.
After India chose to bat, West Indies got off to the perfect start with seamer Justin Greaves dismissing Manan Vohra caught behind for a golden duck. India were quickly back on track, though, with Unmukt Chand and Hanuman Vihari compiling half-centuries during a partnership of 143 for the second wicket.
That stand gave India a firm base, and Akshdeep Nath and Kumar Deobrat capitalised. Nath scored 81 not out off 64 balls, and Deobrat smashed three sixes and two fours in his 37 not out off 16. The pair added 99 runs in the last 7.4 overs of India's innings, getting their team past the 300 mark.
West Indies' chase never took off. Left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra took two top-order wickets to leave West Indies in trouble and offspinner Baba Aparajith ran through the middle and lower order, finishing with 4 for 38 from his ten overs. West Indies' highest-scorer was John Campbell, who scored 28, and they were bowled out in 43.5 overs. India are now five points clear of everyone else at the top of the table.
Sri Lanka Under-19s' spinners bowled their team to an 86-run win against Australia Under-19s at the YS Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium in Visakhapatnam. Defending 225, Sri Lanka got a couple of wickets in the first ten overs of Australia's chase. Offspinner Tharindu Kaushal then bowled a spell of 6-1-15-2 to leave Australia struggling. Legspinner Saranga Rajaguru ran through the tail, taking four wickets, and Australia were bowled out for 139.
Sri Lanka had struggled in their innings too, and were 90 for 6 before No. 8 Lahiru Madushanka helped them recover with an unbeaten 56. Fast bowler Billy Stanlake had wrecked Sri Lanka's top order with four early wickets, but the total of 225 was more than enough to ensure victory and a bonus point.