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India colts beat Australia by 187 runs
Hobart, Apr 9 (IANS):
Published on 10 Apr. 2009 12:35 AM IST
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The India under-19 team defeated Australia under-19 by a huge margin of 187 runs in their second limited overs cricket match at the Bellerive Oval here Thursday, keeping their momentum going in the series. After opting to bat, India made a huge 371 for the loss of four in 50 overs and then bowled out the hosts for just 184 runs. India lead the five-match series 2-0. The star of the day was India opener Mayank Agarwal, who hit 160 from 142 deliveries. His innings was studded with 16 fours and six sixes. Mayank received excellent support from Mandeep Singh, who scored a stunning unbeaten 151 from 91 deliveries. Alister McDermott was the pick of the bowlers for the home side, the Queenslander finishing with figures of 2-67 from his 10 overs. Australia captain Tom Triffitt rotated eight bowlers who all felt the full force of the Indian top order. It was a tough initiation to leading the side, but Triffitt said there were plenty of positives to take out of the encounter ahead of the three-day match starting Saturday. “I thought McD-ermott’s first five overs were unreal,” the 18-year-old said. “He actually bowled the player that got 160 but the bails didn’t come off and Luke Doran showed again that he’s a really good spinner and can tie it down. We dropped a couple of chances which didn’t help our cause, so we can build on that from here.” Watching from behind the stumps, Triffitt gave high praise to the way the Indian top-order went about their batting. “It was awesome to see the Indians batting today and going so hard at us and bat so well,” the teenager said. “They play so differently to us, they’ve got different strengths and they utilised the short boundary so well and we probably didn’t bowl quite as well as we would have liked.” Australia Under-19 slipped to 2-13 early, however openers Tom Beaton stuck around, combining with Tim Armstrong (37) to put on a 77-run partnership, before the home side was nutted out for 184 in 43.3 overs. Beaton finished with the top score for the Aussies, his knock of 73 coming off 80 deliveries and included six boundaries and two sixes.

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