2018 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

India win fourth U19 World Cup


Manjot Kalra's unbeaten century anchored his side's win, reaching his century off 101 balls, and included eight fours and three sixes.

India bowled Australia out for 216 in 47.2 overs, as seamers Ishan Porel and Kamlesh Nagarkoti and spinners Anukul Roy and Shiva Singh all took two wickets apiece.

Garamuts go down fighting in low-scoring thriller

The luck of the Irish paid off at the end, but they were made to toil for 122 runs by a battling bowling performance.

That’s not what James Tau, captain for the day, would have been hoping for when he won the toss and opted to bat first on a sunny morning in South New Zealand.

Simon Atai, fresh off the best innings of his life, showed exactly why cricket can be such a cruel game. After scoring his personal best of 81 against Canada, Atai was out for a duck, in the very first over of the match.

Garamuts defeated by Canada

Winning the toss, captain Vagi Karaho sent the Canadians in to bat first at Lincoln.

Akash Gill was the star with the bat, hitting 12 fours and two sixes for his 120 before finally being bowled out by Daure Aiga.

For the Garamuts, James Tau (2/37) and Leke Morea (2/69) picked up two wickets each.

Canada finished at 8/265.

In their pursuit of the target, a knock of 81 runs from opener Simon Atai was not enough as the Garamuts crumbled to be all out for 185 in 44 overs.

Garamuts thumped in world cup opener

After a rain delayed start, Zimbabwe won the toss electing to field first at Lincoln No.3, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Garamuts openers, Simon Atai (14) and Igo Mahuru (26), steadied along to put on 41 runs for the first wicket.

The Garamuts were dealt another blow losing captain Vagi Karaho who managed one run before being given out leg before wicket off the bowling of Wesley Madhevere.

Ovia Sam (24*) and Sinaka Arua (18) tried to get things going again.

PNG Garamuts to play Zimbabwe tomorrow

The Pool B match will get underway at Lincoln No.3, Christchurch, starting at 10:30am (7:30am PNG time).

The next two matches will see the Garamuts play India on Tuesday, January 16, and Australia on Friday, January 19.

The Hebou PNG Garamuts:

Vagi Karaho (captain); Daure Aiga; Heagi Toua; Ovia Sam; Sinaka Arua; Igo Mahuru; Nou Rarua; James Tau; Leke Morea; Boge Arua; Kevau Tau; Simon Atai (wicketkeeper); Eisa Eka; Sema Kamea and Tau Nou. Kila Pala (coach).

Garamuts to play warm up matches

The first is tomorrow with the Garamuts to face the West Indies. Wednesday is their second warm up match against hosts New Zealand.

The World Cup will run from January 13-Febuary 3. The Garamuts’ first match of the World Cup will be against Zimbabwe on January 13.

This will be the Garamuts’ eighth appearance at an U19 Cricket World Cup, having already played in 1998 (South Africa), 2002 (New Zealand), 2004 (Nepal), 2008 (Malaysia), 2010 (New Zealand), 2012 (Australia) and 2014 (UAE).

PNG grouped with powerhouses

Pool A: Kenya, New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa.

Pool B: India, Australia, PNG, Zimbabwe

Pool C: Bangladesh, Canada, England, Namibia

Pool D: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ireland.

The Garamuts left for New Zealand this morning. This will be their eighth appearance at an ICC U19 World Cup.

This year’s World Cup will feature sixteen teams - 10 Full Members and 6 Associate Members, with all teams divided into four pools.