Zol’s 64 gives India U-19 3rd consecutive win
India-U19 won their 3rd consecutive match in the Tri-Series being played in Australia, beating the hosts by 7 wickets and thwarting their chances of reaching the finals.
India won the toss and elected to field only to see Australia's opening batsmen Matthew Short (34) and Tom Leaver (23) put on 59 for the first wicket.
Then debutante Aamir Gani stepped up for India, dismissing both of them. Australia failed to build big partnerships, losing wickets in bunches to slide to 136/6. A worthy unbeaten 55 run partnership for the 7th wicket between Jake Doran (41*) and Cameron Valente (28*) helped the hosts salvage the situation and reach a total of 191/6, Gani claiming 3/25.
Vijay Zol and Akhil Herwadkar put up a great partnership of 107 for the second wicket, their second hundred run partnership in two games before Herawakar (60) was dismissed by Fortia in the 33rd over. Zol's (64) was handy as well and by the time he was dismissed by Short in the 34th over India just needed 46 runs to win. They were graciously added by Sanju Samson (24*) and Mohammed Saif (21*).
India reached 192/3 in 45.4 overs to seal a handsome 7 wicket win.