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India U-19 demolish Australia in record chase

Source: PTI
September 27, 2011 21:02 IST
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India's colts created a record for the fastest chase of a total more than 100 in Under-19 cricket during their 10-wicket thrashing of Australia in the first ODI of the Quadrangular series in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.

Chasing 164 for victory, openers Manan Vohra and captain Unmukt Chand were brutal in their reply as they chased down the target in just 12 overs, scoring 167 runs.

Vohra struck 15 boundaries and two sixes in his 35-ball 79 while Chand came up with 40-ball 72 that was laced with 11 hits to the fence and three over it.

Earlier, opting to bat Australia were dismissed for 163 in 41.1 overs, with off-spinner Baba Aparajit picking five wickets for 38 runs from 8.1 overs.

Only wicketkeeper James Peirson provided some resistance with a patient 51. Apart from Peirson, only skipper Cameron Bancroft (27) and William Bosisto (21) managed to get past 20.

While defending the total, Australia captain Cameron Bancroft deployed five bowlers but none of them could manage an economy-rate of below 10.

Vohra and Chand particularly harsh on spinners Ashton Turner and Shane Cassell.

India take on Sri Lanka in their next game on September 29, while Australia play West Indies on the same day.

In the other match of the day, Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by two wickets in their tournament opener.

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