New Zealand Under-19 v India Under-19, four-day match January 24, 2007

Chawla stars in resounding victory


India Under-19 499 for 8 dec (Teja 105, Kohli 113, Chawla 119) beat New Zealand Under-19 302 (Sharma 5-55) and 147 (Chawla 5-19)

Captain Piyush Chawla and medium pacer Abu Nechim shared eight wickets to bundle out New Zealand for 147 and power India to a comprehensive victory by an innings and 50 runs in the first four-day Under-19 match at Lincoln today.

Legspinner Chawla followed up his century in the first innings with a haul of 5 for 19 while Nechim took 3 for 55 in the New Zealand second innings.

For New Zealand there was nothing of note except a knock of 42 by Michael Taiaroa in the second innings. New Zealand trailed India by 197 runs in the first innings and were forced to follow on.

Earlier, India had declared their first innings on 499 for 8 after being put in to bat with Ravi Teja, Virat Kohli and Chawla slamming centuries to which New Zealand replied with 302. Medium pacer Ishant Sharma took 5 for 55.

India lead the three-match series 1-0. The second four-day match is at Carisbrook, Dunedin from January 27 and the final match is from February 2 to 5 at Lincoln.