ICC U-19 World Cup | India v/s Australia: Prithvi Shaw plays captain’s knock against Aussies
Skipper Prithvi Shaw led from the front with a 94-run knock and shared a 180-run stand with fellow opener Manjot Kalra (86) on Sunday to power India to a challenging 328 for seven against Australia in their ICC Under-19 World Cup match.
The splendid top-order batting vindicated Shaw’s decision to bat in their tournament-opener.
There was no respite for the Australian bowlers even after departure of Shaw and Kalra with Shubhman Gill tormenting the bowlers with his 63-run knock.
It was not that Shaw and Kalra 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 former Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland.
The Indian captain faced 100 balls and scored eight boundaries, including two sixes in his knock.
His opening partner also missed out on a ton, falling for 86 which came off 99 balls with 12 shots to the fence and on over the ropes.
The Indian dressing room and fans show their appreciation. Join us now for the chase with set at 329 for victory!