India secured the top position in Group D of the ICC Under-19 World Cup after demolishing Nepal on the back of a strong batting performance while New Zealand and Afghanistan won their respective encounters to register their first win in the tournament.
Suresh Raina scored an unbeaten 49 off just 25 deliveries to ensure a last ball victory for India chasing 198 against Australia in the third Twenty20 International in Sydney as MS Dhoni's men completed a 3-0 series whitewash despite a brilliant century from Shane Watson which went in vain.
India and Nepal booked their berth in the quarterfinals of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh with back-to-back convincing victories in their Group D encounters by handing New Zealand and Ireland respectively their second consecutive defeats in the tournament.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has moved the second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka to Ranchi after the Delhi and District Cricket Association informed the board of their inability to host the game.
A valiant 74-run knock from Aaron Finch went in vain as the Indian spinners pulled Australia back after a fantastic start to complete a 27-run series clinching victory in the second Twenty20 International in Melbourne.
The Australian selectors have picked Cameron Bancroft for the third Twenty20 International against India in the place of wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade, who is set to leave early for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.
Joshua Little and Rory Anders put India in a spot of bother before Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar joined the rescue act to post a total beyond the reach of Ireland and register a 79-run victory in their Group D ICC World Cup U-19 encounter in Mirpur.
The Indian team has ascended to the top position in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings after South Africa slipped to the third spot following their 2-1 defeat against England in the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy.