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  • 1:43 PM IST

    India U19 Win by 100 runs! That’s it. India are off to a winning start in the ICC U19 World Cup 2018. This is a big win to start with.

  • 1:32 PM IST

    India U19 inching closer towards the win. Australia U19 are eight wickets down and stare at a defeat in their opening fixture. Meanwhile, Australia need113 more runs to win from 54 balls.

  • 1:06 PM IST

    OUT! Another one bites the dust. This time it is the big wicket of Jack Edwards, Anukul Roy takes the wicket. Perhaps last nail in the coffin. If there was one wicket Australia needed it was of Edwards. Jack Edwards b Anukul Roy 73(90)

  • 1:03 PM IST

    OUT! Australia have lost half the side now. Austin Waugh departs and this has put Australia in trouble. India in control now. Austin Waugh c Aryan Juyal b K Nagarkoti 6(14)

  • 12:53 PM IST
    India have struck at a crucial time. Shivam Mavi has cleaned up Merlo. Meanwhile, Australia need 168 more runs to win from 17 overs with six wickets in hand. AUS U19 161/4 in 33 Overs.
  • 12:23 PM IST

    The required run-rate for Australia has creeped up to over nine runs. However, they still have eight wickets in hand and the current partnership between Jack Edwards and Jonathan Merlo is doing a decent job. AUS U19 120/2 in 27 Overs.

  • 11:47 AM IST

    OUT! India draw first blood. K Nagarkoti has struck for India. Max Bryant departs, he hits it straight to short extra cover. Bryant c Shivam Mavi b K Nagarkoti 29(48)

  • 11:26 AM IST

  • 11:23 AM IST

    Halfway through, Australian openers are off to a good start. The current run rate is under five, but with wickets in hand, Australia can accelerate anytime. Meanwhile, the required run-rate is 7.12 runs per over. AUS U19 43/0 in 11 Overs.

  • 10:54 AM IST

    Australian opening pair of Jack Edwards and Max Bryant are off to a good start. Dealing in boundaries early on. Pressure on Indian bowlers to begin with. AUS U19 23/0 in 5 Overs.

Hello and welcome to’s live blog of ICC Under 19 World Cup 2018 match between India and Australia. The game will take place at Bay Oval, New Zealand and it is scheduled to start at 6:30 am IST. Also Read - IND vs AUS: Cricket Australia Writes Open Letter to BCCI, Says 'Will Never Forget The Sacrifices' | Read Full Letter

India, who will open their 2018 U-19 WC campaign against Australia, are three-time champions, with their the last triumph coming in 2014. Coached by the distinguished Rahul Dravid, there is no dearth of talent in the squad, and the former India captain’s sprightly boys would have got acclimatised to the conditions by now having arrived many days prior to the start of the tournament. Also Read - IND vs ENG: Kevin Pietersen Warns India in Hindi Ahead of England Series, Cheeky Tweet Goes Viral

While Dravid, who has been at the helm of U-19 and India A squad for some time, may not like to focus on individuals, it is very difficult to not see the likes of skipper Prithvi Shaw as the vital cog in the team’s batting wheel. Also Read - 4th Test, IND vs AUS: Ricky Ponting Explains Why Has Been Left Shocked After India's Historic Win At Gabba

On the other hand, Australia captain Jason Sangha has also made a mark in the domestic scene and adding to the tournament flavour will be the son of Steve Waugh, Austin. Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland’s son Will is also in the national squad.

Teams (from)

India: Prithvi Shaw (C), Shubman Gill, Aryan Juyal, Abhishek Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Harvik Desai, Manjot Kalra, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pankaj Yadav, Riyan Parag, Ishan Porel, Himanshu Rana, Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi, Shiva Singh.

Australia: Jason Sangha (C), Will Sutherland, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Zak Evans, Jarrod Freeman, Ryan Hadley, Baxter Holt, Nathan McSweeney, Jonathan Merlo, Lloyd Pope, Jason Ralston, Param Uppal, Austin Waugh. (With PTI inputs)