U-19 World Cup: Australia register six-wicket win over England

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2012, 15:39 PM IST

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)