This Is How India Outsmarted Australia In The First Game

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This Is How India Outsmarted Australia In The First Game

India have kickstarted their Under 19 World Cup journey on a winning note. A 100 run victory has got the morale of the team on cloud 9 as India thrashed Australia in their first game. Image Source: India.com The three time title winners were outsmarted by India in all departments as India posted a mammoth …


India have kickstarted their Under 19 World Cup journey on a winning note. A 100 run victory has got the morale of the team on cloud 9 as India thrashed Australia in their first game.

This Is How India Outsmarted Australia In The First Game

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The three time title winners were outsmarted by India in all departments as India posted a mammoth victory over the Aussies. Rahul Dravid’s boys have faired well in the first test and have passed with distinction. Aussies might have started well but the Indian bowlers pulled them back and won it for India.
Here’s what went right for India in their first game
1. Pacers were right on the money

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Indian pacers were right on the money and the two pacers, Nagarkoti and Shivam Mahi picked 3 each.

Defending a total of 328, Indian pacers bowled exceptionally well and produced some great pace. While Shivam Mahi picked 3 for 45, Nagarkoti scalped 3 for just 29.

2. Got wickets at regular intervals

In limited overs cricket, picking up wickets at regular intervals is very important. India made sure that they keep picking wickets at crucial stages to push back the Aussies each time they started to see some hope.
3. India was clinical in the field

India fielded well defending the large total. The Aussies on the other hand were unexpectedly shabby in the field. This was one area where India outsmarted the Aussies.

4. Captain’s Knock

This Is How India Outsmarted Australia In The First Game

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Prithvi Shaw, the skipper led from front as he played a captain’s knock of 94. Shaw made sure that runs keep flowing from one end and that’s what got India to the big total.

5. Shubham Gill’s Heroics

The vice captain played a swanky knock of 63 from just 54 balls. His knock was really important after the departure of Shaw from the crease.