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U19 World Cup: India post 328 against Australia

ANI  |  Wellington [New Zealand] 

The Men in Blue are off to a great start in their Under-19 2018 campaign, as the Indian team posted a huge total of 328 runs against at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui,

Pritvi Shaw winning the toss did not hesitate to bat first on a seeming flat track.

The openers, Shaw and Manjot Kalra led India's surge from the front. Both the batsmen started cautiously playing out first six overs for just 27 runs. It was a six from Shaw who 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.

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 soon 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 India cross the 300-run mark, while 8-ball 23, provided the late flourish.

He fell to Edwards for an 8-ball 23. This was also the highest-ever total against in an U19 World Cup; surpassing previous best by

India closed their innings on 328 for 7.

For Australia, the pick of the bowlers was who took four wickets for 65 runs.

Teams (from)

India: Prithvi Shaw (C), Shubman Gill, Aryan Juyal, Abhishek Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Harvik Desai, Manjot Kalra, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pankaj Yadav, Riyan Parag, Ishan Porel, Himanshu Rana, Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi,

Australia: (C), Will Sutherland, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Zak Evans, Jarrod Freeman, Ryan Hadley, Baxter Holt, Nathan McSweeney, Jonathan Merlo, Lloyd Pope, Jason Ralston, Param Uppal,

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 11:50 IST