Hyderabad: The pack of U19 boys lead by Priyam Garg put up a wonderful show at Potchefstroom as they beat Australia U19 by 74 runs in the Quarter-final 1 of the U-19 World Cup on Tuesday.

Australia won the toss and sent Priyam Garg and his boys to bat as Divyansh Saxena and Yashasvi Jaiswal walked into bat for India in a crucial knock out game. As they tried to settle in and build a partnership, as Corey Kelly dismissed Divyansh Saxena. Yashasvi Jaiswal stuck in the middle and kept the Scoreboard ticking as the middle-order couldn’t resist for long. Skipper Priyam Garg, Tilak Verma, Dhruv Jurel couldn’t contribute much to the team’s total.

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s lone battle came to an end as Tanveer Sangha shatterd his furniture for 62. Atharva Ankolekar and Ravi Bishnoi showed some grit and responsibility at the back end and put a 61-run partnership for the seventh wicket. India finished their innings on 233/7 with half-centuries from Ankolekar and Jaiswal.

With a target of 233 to chase and book their ticket to the semis, Sam Fanning and Fraser-McGurk walked into bat. Indian Pacer Karthik Tyagi completely ripped through the batting line up as Australia were down to 4/3 at the end of their first over. He then sent Oliver Davies back to the pavilion to make the things even more worse for Australia as they were 17/4.

Mag Fanning then took his time and settled in besides Patrick Rowe as Australia were looking to make a comeback. It was Karthik Tyagi once again to the rescue. He sent Patrick Rowe back for 21.

Mag Fanning continued putting up a fight as he brought up his half-century with a supportive partner in Liam Scott. They put up a 81-run stand, which put India in a tense situation. Ravi Bishnoi broke the partnership and turned the tables towards India. Akash Singh then cleaned up the tail as India sealed an emphatic win for India by 74 runs.

India will now play the winner of the quarter-final between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pacer Karthik Tyagi was asjudged the Man of the Match for his wonderful pace-bowling as he ended with the figures of 4/24.

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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