Zeenews Sports Bureau
Queensland: Australian team began their U-19 World cup title defence by registering a six-wicket win over arch-rivals England in their opening match on Saturday.
After being called in to bat by Australia, England were all-out for 143 in 38.3 overs. Craig Overton was the top scorer with 35 runs. For Australia, left-arm pacer Gurinder Sandhu and spinner Ashton Turner took three wickets apiece.
The hosts took 35.4 overs to reach the target losing four wickets.
Brief Scores: Australia 147/4 (Head 57*, Topley 2/33) beat England 143/10 (Craig Overton 35, Sandhu 3/27)
First Published: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 15:39