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February 19 2018, 08:00 | Van Peters
We've got ability to do well: Rahul
The three time title winners were outsmarted by India in all departments as India posted a mammoth victory over the Aussies.
Indian captain Prithvi Shaw had earlier won the toss and chose to bat first. But two bowlers have already impressed the Prince of Kolkata.
Shaw and Manjot Kalra (86) had made a 180 partnership before the first wicket was collected by the Australians. The former Indian captain is now in New Zealand as a part of ICC's commentary panel for the Under-19 World Cup. Pacers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti picked 3 wickets each while Ishan Porel had to walk off the ground due to an injury. Finally, they succumbed to the pressure of the required and were bowled out for 228 and hand India a 100-run victory in their opening game.
While Dravid, who has been at the helm of U-19 and India A squad for some time, may not like to focus on individuals, it is very hard to not see the likes of skipper Prithvi Shaw, as the vital cog in the team's batting wheel. It was not that Shaw and Klara plundered boundaries, instead they raised their knocks with some stupendous risk-free batting. Shaw, though, missed out on a century by six runs as he was caught behind off Will Sutherland, son of Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland.
The vice captain played a swanky knock of 63 from just 54 balls.
The duo scalped three wickets each by giving 45 and 29 runs from their 8.5 and 7 over spell respectively.
In other U19 World Cup action on Sunday, South Africa racked up a 169-run win over Kenya at Lincoln. It was Edwards, who dismissed Rana and then later added wickets of Abhishek and Shiva Singh (10) to his tally.