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U19 World Cup: India wins first game by 100 runs

ANI  |  Wellington [New Zealand] 

The Men in Blue are off to a great start in their Under-19 2018 campaign, as the Indian team on Sunday beat by 100 runs, here at the Bay Oval,

Defending a total of 328/7, the youngsters bowled out for 228, registering their first victory.

picked up wickets at regular intervals, with Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti taking three wickets each.

and scalped a victim each.

For Australia, opening batsman (73) was the highest run-scorer. He also picked up four wickets for 65 runs.

Indian had earlier won the toss and decided to bat first.

The openers, Shaw and Manjot Kalra led India's surge from the front.

Both the batsmen, however, started cautiously, playing out the first six overs for just 27 runs.

It was a six from Shaw which opened the floodgates for

After that, both the players changed their gear and took on the Aussie bowling attack as crossed the 50-run mark in the 10th over.

However, both Kalra and Shaw missed out on individual centuries.

Shaw was dismissed on 94 when he edged the ball to the keeper, while Kalra was caught at mid-wicket and was dismissed at 86.

They had an opening stand of 180 and with that, they overtook and Shikhar Dhawan's opening wicket record of 174 runs in U-19 for

In the end, Shubman Gill played a fiery innings of 63 runs to help cross the 300-run mark, while 8-ball 23, provided the late flourish.

was crowned the man of the match for his knock of 94.

are the three-time world champions, with the last victory coming in 2014.

They are in Group-B alongside Australia, Zimbabwe, and

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 14:47 IST