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U19 World Cup: Prithvi Shaw shines in the opener with a brilliant 94

Shaw's score of 94 in the match helps him stand right up there with other Indian captains in the tournament.

Indian U19 skipper Prithvi Shaw | CricTracker.com
Indian U19 skipper Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Team India began their campaign in the U19 World Cup 2018 this morning against Australia. They are up against one of the strong contenders in the tournament. Indian captain Prithvi Shaw won the toss and elected to bat first. He felt that it was a nice true wicket and would be good to bat on.

Shaw and his partner Manjot Kalra opened the innings for India. Will Sutherland, son of CEO of Cricket Australia had dismissed him in the 7th over of the innings when Shaw was batting on 25 off 20 deliveries. However, much to his delight, it was declared a no-ball.

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Making the most of the opportunity that he got, the Indian skipper settled himself in the middle along with his partner Kalra. The pair put on a mammoth opening partnership worth 180 runs on the board. Shaw was eventually dismissed on 94 in the 30th over. His partner was dismissed shortly after that having scored 86 runs off 99 balls.

Both the openers missed out on very well-deserved centuries. But, they put India in a very strong position when they were dismissed. Shubman Gill carried the innings from there on and has scored 63 off 54. Then, there have been some short aggressive cameos from the other batsmen to push the total further.

India Under-19 put up 328 runs in their quota of 50 overs having lost 7 wickets in the innings. This the first time a team has scored more than 300 against Australia U19. They thus won the game by 100 runs.

Highest scores by Indian captains in U19 World Cup:

Shaw’s score of 94 in the match helps him stand right up there with other Indian captains in the tournament. He has been highly impressive with his stroke-play and has garnered great praise from cricket experts. His 94 is the 4th highest score by an Indian captain in the tournament.

Here are some of the best reactions on his knock:

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