The young boys in blue shine bright in the first innings of the U-19 World Cup opener as the Prithvi Shaw led Team India projected a massive score of 328/7 against Australia. India won the toss and opted to bat first at the Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.
Skipper Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Karla had knocked the daylights of the Australian bowlers as projecting a score of 328 will not be an easy target to chase. The first innings of the 50 overs match saw plenty of misfielding by the Australian players. Openers Shaw (94)along with Kalra (86) added a partnership of 180 runs for the first wicket. Shaw was close before caught by J Holt on Will Sutherland's delivery.
The Rahul Dravid coached team went out with all guns blazing as the batsman walloped the bowlers. Plenty of misfielding and missed opportunities proved quite costly for the fielding team.
Shaw was saved by a no-ball before he could be sent back to the pavilion and salvaged the opportunity to bolster the score on the board for India.
Kalra was sent packing back as at 86 but it was Shubham Gill who made his half-century by adding his 63 runs before being caught and bowled by Jack Edwards.
India posted the highest total against Australia in the U-19 World Cup. The second innings will see a huge amount of pressure on the Australian players after the boys in blue posted a challenging score where the former team needs 328 runs to win.