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Sport Australia thumped in under-19 Cup opener

12:07  14 january  2018
12:07  14 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

Khawaja hits 166 as Australia edge ahead in Sydney

  Khawaja hits 166 as Australia edge ahead in Sydney Mooen Ali had stunned a packed house at the Sydney Cricket Ground by moving the apparently unmoveable when he dismissed Smith caught and bowled for 83 just before lunch to break his 188-run partnership with Khawaja.Mooen Ali had stunned a packed house at the Sydney Cricket Ground by moving the apparently unmoveable when he dismissed Smith caught and bowled for 83 just before lunch to break his 188-run partnership with Khawaja.

The following squads were selected for the 2018 Under - 19 Cricket World Cup . Any players born on or after 1 September 1998 were eligible to be selected for the competition.

The ICC Under - 19 Cricket World Cup is an international cricket tournament organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) contested by national under - 19 teams. First contested in 1988, as the Youth World Cup , it was not staged again until 1998.

Austin Waugh of Australia reacts after being dismissed by Kamlesh Nagarkoti of India.© Getty Images Austin Waugh of Australia reacts after being dismissed by Kamlesh Nagarkoti of India. India have cruised to a 100-run win over Australia in their opening group b pool match at the under-19 cricket World Cup in New Zealand.

Anchored by a 180-run opening partnership between skipper Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra, India set Australia a daunting run chase when they reached 7-328 at Blake Oval in Mt Maunganui.

Apart from Shubman Gill's 63, the remainder of India's battling line-up failed to fire and the last five wickets fell for 79 runs in 40 balls, with four of those going to medium pacer Jack Edwards (4-65)

Bancroft in sickening head shot

  Bancroft in sickening head shot Cameron Bancroft might have struggled for runs during the Ashes, but proved his toughness after being struck in the helmet by a Joe Root pull shot in the fifth Test.The Aussie opener was fielding at short leg with Mitchell Starc bowling when England captain Joe Root pulled a short ball straight into him at speed.

The 2018 ICC Under - 19 Cricket World Cup was an international limited-overs cricket tournament that was held in New Zealand from 13 January to 3 February 2018.

The 2000 ICC Under - 19 World Cup was an international limited-overs cricket tournament played in Sri Lanka from 11 to 28 January 2000. It was the third edition of the Under - 19 Cricket World Cup and the first to be held in Sri Lanka.

Max Bryant of Australia fields the ball during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup match between India and Australia.© Hagen Hopkins/ Getty Images Max Bryant of Australia fields the ball during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup match between India and Australia. Australia were then bundled out for 228 in 42.5 overs. Baxter Holt (39) and Jonathon Merlo (38) top scored and pacemen Kamlesh Nagarkoti (3-29) and Shivam Mavi (3-45) proved most effective for India.

Elsewhere, South Africa racked up a 169-run win over Kenya at Lincoln.

In Whangarei, Sri Lanka looked comfortable in easing to a seven-wicket win over Ireland with 63 balls to spare.

Australia's next match in group b is against Zimbabwe in Lincoln on Wednesday, before a clash with Papua New Guinea on Friday.

Few surprises expected for South Africa .
Australia made a number of shock selections before their victorious Ashes, but less surprises are expected when the squad is named for the South African series.Tim Paine, Cameron Bancroft and Shaun Marsh were all surprise call-ups into the Australian squad for the Ashes series, amid much controversy and debate in November.

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