Thumping win for India U-19

India beat Namibia by 195 runs in their opening game of Under-19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.

updated: February 17, 2008 10:42 IST
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Kuala Lumpur:

India Under-19 began their Youth World Cup campaign with a huge 195-run win over Papua New Guinea in a Group B game.

At the Kinara Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, India posted a hefty 280 in their 50 overs before bowling PNG out for just 85.

For India, there were batting and bowling contributions all around. Openers Turuwar Kohli and the southpaw wicket-keeper Shreevats Goswami set the tone with a brisk 100-run stand in 22 overs.

Kohli made 40 and Goswami 58.

It was backed up with Tanmay Shrivastava's unbeaten 83 and skipper Virat Kohli's 40.

In reply, PNG could survive just 28 overs. The spoils were shared by Iqbal Abdullah (3-2), Virat (2-4) and Ajitesh Argal (2-5), after Pradeep Sangwan (2-18) had made the breakthrough at the top.

India will take on South Africa U-19 next at this venue on Tuesday.

Brief scores: India U-19 280-5 in 50 overs (T Kohli 40, S Goswami 58, T Shrivastava 83*, V Kohli 40; J Reva 1-25) beat Papua New Guinea U-19 85 in 28 overs (A Amini 26, T Ura 15; I Abdullah 3-2, V Kohli 2-4 , A Argal 2-5, P Sangwan 2-18.

Hill lights up the Penang

Michael Hill smashed a 71-ball 124 as Australia cleaned up Namibia in their Group C encounter at the Penang Sports Club.

Hill's innings had 11 sixes and 7 fours, and at one stage Australia looked good for a score of 350-plus before Namibia's late surge helped bowl them out for 312 in 48 overs.

In response, the Namibians were hot on the chase but ran out of steam after the departure of Dawid Botha (56, 46 balls, 10x4) and Louis van der Westhuizen (48, 35 balls, 5x4, 2x6).

They folded up for 163 to lose by 149 runs. For Australia Steven Smith took 4-41.

Brief scores: Australia U-19 312 all out in 48 overs (M Hill 124, M Cranmer 40; A van Rooi 3-25, HN Ya France 3-31) beat Namibia U-19 163 all out in 31 overs (D Botha 56, LP van der Westhuizen 48; S Smith 4-41).

England win by 10 wickets

Continuing with the trend of comprehensive wins, England beat Ireland by 10 wickets at Bayuemas Oval in their Group D game.

Ireland could manager just 109 in 31.2 overs and it was small matter for the England openers, who jogged to a win in a ball less than 16 overs.

Brief scores: Ireland U-19 109 all out in 31.2 overs (C Dougherty 34, G McKenna 16; S Finn 3-21, J Harris 3-40) lose to England U-19 110 for 0 in 15.5 overs (B Godleman 38*, J Taylor 52*) by 10 wickets.

Pakistan annihilate hosts Malaysia
New ball bowlers Adeel Raza (6-29) and Mohammad Aamer (3-11) helped bowl out hosts Malaysia for 75 in their Group A game, and Pakistan chased down the target losing two wickets.

Only two Malaysian batsmen got into double figures, the next best score being 5, while extras were 18.

Pakistan needed just 9.3 overs to get to 76.

Brief scores: Malaysia U-19 75 all out in 24.4 overs (N Arifin 24, S Sharif 13; A Raza 6-29, M Aamer 3-11) lose to Pakistan U-19 76-2 in 9.3 overs (U Amin 31, A Shehzad 27*; S Ananthasivam 1-13) by 8 wickets.