New Zealand U-19 v Australia U-19, 1st Youth ODI, Lincoln April 4, 2013

Mortimer, Doran star in Australia's win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia Under-19 3 for 183 (Mortimer 87*, Doran 53*) beat New Zealand Under-19 182 (McClure 54, Hicks 52, Fotia 4-44) by seven wickets

Australia Under-19 began their tour of New Zealand on a good note, with a convincing seven-wicket win over New Zealand Under-19 in the first Youth ODI.

The hosts, who were put in to bat, were struggling at 3 for 31 after fast bowler Matthew Fotia took quick wickets. A 79-run fourth-wicket stand between Shawn Hicks and Ken McClure helped New Zealand recover. The pair scored half-centuries but were two among only three batsmen to score in double figures as New Zealand folded for 182. Fotia finished with figures of 4 for 44 off his ten overs.

In reply, Australia brushed aside a few stutters to complete a confident chase. Captain Damien Mortimer, opening the innings, guided the chase with an unbeaten 87 off 126 balls, which included six fours and a six. Jake Doran, who arrived at 67 for 3, shared an unbeaten stand of 116 with his captain, scoring a run-a-ball 53 to take Australia to victory.

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  • Roo on April 6, 2013, 3:13 GMT

    Good match by the Oz boys, winning with 12 overs to go - that & we lost Ashkenazi in his 1st over (pity the report didn't make any mention of it & not playing in today's match) so we were down a bowler - a good all round team performance...

  • Dummy4 on April 4, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    Agree with, `Kiwicricketnut`, both these junior player teams, are the future, for both our Countries. More exposure is required, we need a strong Aussie, or Kiwi team, in our region, and more coverage of our junior players. I am an Aussie, and i know our battles with the Kiwi`s are fierce, but both our Countries, get behind each other, when the chips are down. Whether it`s the Kiwi`s, or the Aussie`s, who are the better team, and up top of the ICC rankings, we don`t care, we love our Cricket played tough, and fair. Just give our future Stars, more exposure, please.

  • jared on April 4, 2013, 8:53 GMT

    Ive been a bit annoyed by the coverage of this series in nz. These are the future stars of our game and i can't seem to find any infomation on the players other than what district they play for, nothing to tell me if a bowler is a spinner or seamer or any info on them really. Something i have managed to figure out is tim seifert seems to have the goods, what is it with all nz's best batting prospects being keepers. I like seeing the up and coming stars of our game just wish they got some descent exposure.

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