Shaw scored 29 in the final    Getty Images
Shaw scored 29 in the final Getty Images

After providing India a steady start, skipper Prithvi Shaw departed for 29 in the final of ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018 against Australia. Chasing a target of 217, India were reduced to 71 for 1 by removing Shaw. With this innings, Prithvi gathered 261 runs in the tournament, including a couple of half-centuries.

India looked confident while chasing. Boundaries were frequent from the very beginning, and India put up 23 for no loss in 4 overs. The match was paused at this point due to rain at the venue, but India batsmen continued looking fluent after play resumed. Will Sutherland gave Australia the first breakthrough getting Shaw bowled. Angled in to Shaw, the ball deviated away just a little to race past Shaw’s bat and rattle the stumps. At the crease, after Shaw’s departure, are Kalra and Shubman Gill.

Earlier, India’s skillful bowling restricted Australia at 216. The pacers unsettled Australia’s top order, not letting them build any big partnership. Jonathan Merlo was the only Australian batsman to survive them and score a half-century while Australia kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. The Indian bowlers bagged the last 6 wickets trading only 30 runs to end Australia’s innings with 2.4 overs still remaining.

Earlier, India had defeated Australia in the group stage by 100 runs.