U19 ICC World Cup Quarterfinal live: India beat Australia by 74 runs to reach semi-finals

The defending champions India are on track to defend their title as they saw off the challenge of Australia in the quarter-finals by beating them by 74 runs. India will now play the winner of Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 21:30

Potchefstroom: Indian pacer Kartik Tyagi blew away the Australian top-order with a sensational spell to power India into the semi-finals of the ICC U-19 World Cup with a comfortable 74-run win here on Tuesday. Kartik's four wickets came after India recovered through Atharva Ankolekar's combative half-century to reach 233 for nine, a modest total that the holders defended in impressive fashion. Riding on Kartik's spell in which he swung the ball at a good speed, India bundled out Australia for 159 with 6.3 overs to spare in their Super League quarterfinal.

After a slow start and losing wickets in quick successions, India earlier posted a total of 233/9 in the Under 19 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League Quarterfinal at JB Marks Oval in South Africa's Potchefstroom on Tuesday. Atharva Ankolekar played a brilliant knock of 55 not out, off 54 balls, down the order to help India post a 234-run target for the Aussies. With a six and five boundaries, Ankolekar added the much-needed 61 runs for the seventh wicket with fellow spinner Ravi Bishnoi (30 off 31 balls). 

Earlier, Australia captain Mackenzie Harvey won the toss and asked India to bat in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League Quarterfinal in a rerun of 2018 final. India had topped Group A winning all their three matches while Australia were second in Group B after losing to the West Indies and then defeating Nigeria and England.

The two teams between them share seven ICC Cricket World Cup titles with Australia winning the inaugural championship in 1988 followed by triumphs in 2002 and 2010. India, on the other hand, are the most successful team bagging the trophy in 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018.

In the 2018 match, India won the final to lift the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup trophy for the fourth time to become the most successful team in the tournament's history. Australia had then won the toss and elected to bat. They were bowled out for 216 by India in 47.2 overs. India chased the target in 38.5 overs powered by Manjot Kalra (101 not out), who became the fifth batsman to score a hundred in an U19 World Cup final.

The playing XI of the two teams are as follows:

India U19 Playing XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg (captain), Dhruv Chand Jurel (wicketkeeper), Siddhesh Veer, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh

Australia U19 Playing XI: Sam Fanning, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey (captain), Lachlan Hearne, Oliver Davies, Patrick Rowe (wicketkeeper), Corey Kelly, Connor Sully, Tanveer Sangha, Todd Murphy, Matthew Willans

Umpires: Adrian Holdstock, Sharfuddoula Saikat, Wayne Knights, Asif Yaqoob. Match Referee: Graeme Labrooy

The complete squad list:

India U19 squad: Priyam Garg (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Dhruv Jurel (wicketkeeper), Siddhesh Veer, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Vidyadhar Patil, Shubhang Hegde, Shashwat Rawat, Kumar Kushagra.

Australia U19 squad: Mackenzie Harvey (captain), Sam Fanning, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Lachlan Hearne, Oliver Davies, Liam Scott, Patrick Rowe (wicketkeeper), Tanveer Sangha, Connor Sully, Todd Murphy, Bradley Simpson, Liam Marshall, Corey Kelly, Matthew Willans, Cooper Connolly.

Follow the live updates here:

28 January 2020, 21:06 PM

The defending champions India are on track to defend their title as they saw off the challenge from Australia in the quarter-finals by beating them by 74 runs. India will now play the winner of Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

28 January 2020, 20:57 PM

Akash Singh takes the final wicket, cleaning up Willans with a fuller one, and India secure a 74-run victory. This was India's toughest test to date, but with Kartik Tyagi leading the bowlers, India have managed to not just rescue the match but also secure victory by a big margin. India reach the semi-finals.

28 January 2020, 20:49 PM

Three wickets in three balls! Akash Singh bowls a peach of a delivery to new batsman Todd Murphy and cleans him up on the very first ball. India inch closer to victory! Australia 157/9, 42.3 Overs.

 

28 January 2020, 20:48 PM

Another runout! After Fanning, Connor Sully departs for 5! 

 

28 January 2020, 20:45 PM

Big Breakthrough! The all-important wicket of Sam Fanning has been snared. Akash Singh sends in a short delivery, it's going down leg, Fanning tries a pull, and feathers an edge. The Indians appeal, and it's given. 

28 January 2020, 20:41 PM

Wicket! Ravi Bishnoi gives India a much-needed breakthrough by removing Laim Scott for 35 runs. Australia need 85 runs in 60 balls! 

28 January 2020, 20:37 PM

150 runs for Australia! 150 runs come up in the 40th over as Fanning keeps Australia in the fight. The required rate has now gone up to 8.45 runs per over. 

28 January 2020, 20:20 PM

50-run partnership for 6th wicket! Fanning and Scott have added 50 runs for the sixth wicket as Australia continue to chase 233. Australia 132/5 in 37 overs. 

28 January 2020, 19:49 PM

100 comes up for Australia! Australia 100/5 after 31 Overs. 

28 January 2020, 19:40 PM

Defensive Australia need a few boundaries and sixes as the required run-rate is only creeping up. Australia are 92/5, 28 overs.

28 January 2020, 19:36 PM

Australia in trouble as India bring back Ravi Bishnoi in the attack; Australia 89/5 in 27 overs.

28 January 2020, 19:26 PM

Liam Scott ends Kartik Tyagi's over with a boundary between the cover and point region. Australia are 81/5 after 24 overs.

28 January 2020, 19:17 PM

This is Kartik Tyagi's fourth wicket of the day and he has been in a terrific form. Australia are 72/5 after 21 overs.

28 January 2020, 19:12 PM

Wicket! Australia lose their fifth wicket as Kartik Tyagi provides India with the much-needed breakthrough by getting Patrick Rowe caught behind stumps for 21 runs. Australia are 68/5, 20.5 overs

28 January 2020, 19:02 PM

Though Rowe has missed a few good deliveries by Akash Singh, Fanning now looks confident as Australia continue to chase India's 233. Australia are 62/4 after 18 overs.

28 January 2020, 18:56 PM

Australia dealing in singles at the moment with Sam Fanning and Patrick Rowe trying to build a strong partnership, having added 35 runs for the fifth wicket so far. Australia are 60/4, 17 overs.

28 January 2020, 18:47 PM

15 overs end! Fifteen overs have gone and India are just ripping through the Australians, building more pressure on the Aussies for more wickets. Australia are 52 at the loss of 4 wickets.

28 January 2020, 18:41 PM

Brilliant over from Bishnoi as he keeps provoking Fanning to open the face of his bat with a couple of appeals. Australia are 47/4, 13 overs. 

28 January 2020, 18:37 PM

India have dominated the game so far but the bowlers have not been able to convert this into their advantage by taking more wickets. Australia, on the other hand, are now counting on Fanning and Rowe as they chase the 233-run target set by India.

28 January 2020, 18:32 PM

10 overs end! Despite losing four quick wickets in the beginning of their run chase, Australia seem to be handling the pressure well at the moment. Scorecard: Australia 37/4, 10 overs.

28 January 2020, 18:19 PM

After eight overs, pressure clearly mounting on Australians. The Aussies look of short of ideas and not taking many chances at the moment. Australia are 30/4.

28 January 2020, 18:11 PM

Five overs end! After the end of five overs, India seem to have tightened its grip over the match sending four top-order Australian batsmen to pavilion. Australia are 25/4. Among the Indian bowlers, Kartik Tyagi has done a brilliant job for his side so far. 

 

28 January 2020, 17:57 PM

Wicket! A dream start for India as Kartik Tyagi gets Davies caught by Yashasvi in the slips. Australia are now four down. Australia 22/4, 4 overs.

28 January 2020, 17:55 PM

After a tremendous start, India has put the Australians in deep trouble with the loss of three quick wickets in the first over. However, Sushant Mishra fails to keep up the momentum and delivers a loose ball to Sam Fanning hitting it over fine leg for a six. Australia 20/3 in 3 overs. 

28 January 2020, 17:45 PM

Third wicket in an over! Kartik Tyagi fires in a brilliant yorker and cleans up Lachlan Hearne to hand India third wicket. Australia 13/3, 2 overs.

28 January 2020, 17:43 PM

India get 2nd wicket! Mackenzie Harvey departs! Harvey plays the wrong line, ball hits him on the pads and the umpire raises his finger to rule him out leg before.  

28 January 2020, 17:41 PM

Australia lose their first wicket! Opener Jake Fraser-McGurk departs on the very first ball of the innings. 

28 January 2020, 17:39 PM

Kartik Tyagi starts the proceedings for India. 

28 January 2020, 17:36 PM

A warm ovation for Atharva Ankolekar after his crucial knock- WATCH 

 

28 January 2020, 17:06 PM

India post 233/9 in 50 overs! The last ball of the innings fetches one run and India reach 233/9. Atharva Ankolekar remained unbeaten on 55 runs off 54 balls.  

28 January 2020, 17:01 PM

Wicket! India lose another wicket in quick successions. Now, Sushant Mishra is caught Harvey, bowled Willians. India 223/8, 49.2 overs.

28 January 2020, 16:53 PM

Wicket! Ravi Bishnoi run out for 30. Bishnoi calls for the second run but couldn't return to the crease in time and India lose their seventh wicket. India at 205/7, 47.5 overs.

28 January 2020, 16:51 PM

Ravi Bishnoi steals a quick single to complete the 50-run stand for the seventh wicket. 

28 January 2020, 16:44 PM

Indians are finding it difficult to hit against the slower bowlers. The pressure seems to be building on Atharva and Bishnoi to help India get a fighting total. A partnership is definitely needed at the moment. The current run rate is just under 4 which is not a good sign for the Indians. India are 191/6, 46.1 overs.

28 January 2020, 16:34 PM

India 176/6 after 44 overs! Just five runs came off the 44th over of the innings, helping India reach 176/6. Nine runs came in the 42nd over!

28 January 2020, 16:17 PM

Wicket! India lose their sixth wicket as Siddhesh Veer departs for 30. Veer goes for a wild slog but only manages a thick top edge and gets caught at the third man.

28 January 2020, 16:12 PM

After the end of 38 overs, India are 144 at the loss of 6 wickets.

28 January 2020, 16:10 PM

Siddhesh Veer and Atharva Ankolekar keep the scoreboard moving. Together, they have added 30 runs in 6.4 overs with RR of 4.50. 

28 January 2020, 16:06 PM

India are 132/5 after 35 overs! India continue to be in a tight spot after the end of 35 overs; at the moments, Indians appear to be struggling to keep the strike rotating. The onus now lies on Siddhesh Veer to get India to a fighting total. 

28 January 2020, 15:58 PM

The Australian bowlers have kept a tight line and length throughout the day by eliminating five top-order Indian batsmen, preventing India from keeping the scoreboard moving. India are 125/5 off 34 overs.

28 January 2020, 15:48 PM

Wicket! Another blow for India. India lose their fifth wicket as Dhruv Chand Jurel departs. Todd Murphy has his second wicket of the innings. 

28 January 2020, 15:39 PM

Just one run off 29th over! Connor Sully finishes another tidy over in which he gave away only one run. Dhruv Jurel opted to play him cautiously and played four dot balls. India 112/4, 30 overs.

28 January 2020, 15:35 PM

India in tight spot after the loss of 4 wickets. Dhruv Chand Jurel and Siddhesh VeeI are at the crease. India struggling at 106/4, 28.1 overs.

28 January 2020, 15:23 PM

Fourth Wicket! India in big trouble as Yashasvi Jaiswal departs. India 102/4 off 25.1 overs.

28 January 2020, 15:21 PM

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Dhruv Chand Jurel are currently at the crease and have added 47 runs in 9.3 overs with the run rate of 4.94.

28 January 2020, 15:19 PM

After 20 overs of game, Australia are in much stronger position as they have removed India's three top-order batsmen. India are struggling at 88/3, 23.2 overs.

28 January 2020, 15:06 PM

India in trouble after loss of three wickets in quick succession. The onus now lies on Yashasvi Jaiswal and Dhruv Jurel to bail India out of trouble. India are 75/3 off 20 overs.

28 January 2020, 14:55 PM

Four! Dhruv Jurel, after getting hit on the helmet on the previous delivery, smashes Corey Kelly for a boundary towards deep square leg. India 68/3 off 17.3 overs. 

28 January 2020, 14:49 PM

Huge blow to India! Priyam Garg departs! India are in deep trouble as Connor Sully cleans up skipper Priyam Garg for five runs. India are 55/ 3, 16.4 overs.

28 January 2020, 14:42 PM

50 up for India! Priyam Garg takes a single on the third ball of the 14th over to bring up 50 runs on the board in 14.3 overs.