ICC U-19 World Cup: India Beat Australia
Australia was defeated by Indian cricket team in the Super League quarter-final 1 of the ICC U-19 World Cup. India batted first and set the target of 233/9 in 50 overs. But Australian team failed to chase the target in record time.
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Atharva Ankolekar helped India set a big score for Australia. Together they accumulated 117 runs. Jaiswal made 62 runs and Ankolekar made 55 runs and remained not out. India lost wickets at regular intervals but the batting side was strong enough to make a challenging score. There was a time when India was reduced to 144/6.
He put a brave foot before Australian team that bowled well. He looked terrific while smashing Australian bowlers. He delivered six 4s and to 6s in 82 deliveries and made 62 runs. It was his third 50 in the tournament. He made 59, 29, 57 and 62 in the tournament. But his biggest strength was that he remained unmoved by the regular fall of wickets at the other end.
After the dismissal of Jaiswao, Atharva took the bold stand of making runs while saving wickets. And his partnership with Ravi Bishnoi took Indian score to above 200 mark. He made 61-runs with Bisnoi. He scored 55* runs with five 4s and one 6.
Soon after the start of their inning, Australian team was reduced to 17/4 in no time. But opening batsman Sam Fanning and W/K batsman Patrick Rowe added 51 runs for fifth-wicket but they failed to chase the target.