India vs Australia U19 World Cup : Australia out for 216, Indian bowlers shine
India look set to clinch the Under-19 Cricket World Cup after restricting Australia to 216 in the final at the Bay Oval. Australia captain Jason Sangha opted to bat after winning the toss but his team was sluggish at the beginning. Openers Max Bryant and Jack Edwards departed early and India capitalised on their opponents struggles. At one stage, Australia looked to post in the range of 260 and If not for the Indian spinners, they might as well would have. Jonathan Merlo top-scored for Australia with a neat 76 off 102 balls but once he departed, the Australian tail-enders put up only four runs on the board. Left-arm spinners Anukul Roy (2/32) and Shiva Singh (2/36) picked up the crucial wickets for India. Roy moved up to 14 wickets and is the joint highest wicket-taker in the U-19 World Cup along with Qais Ahmed of Afghanistan and Faisal Jamkhandi of Canada.