Aussies need 234 for U19 WC cricket semis

Australia have restricted India to 9-233 in their Under-19 Cricket World Cup quarter-final in South Africa.

The Australians, after winning the toss and bowling, made early inroads on Tuesday to have India at 2-44 in the 13th over after dismissing opening batsman Divyansh Saxena for 14 and Tilak Varma for two.

India slumped to 3-54 when Priyam Garg was bowled for five, before opener Yashasvi Jaiswal revived the innings and took the total to 102 until he was bowled by Tanveer Sangha for 62 at the start of the 26th over.

From 6-144, Atharva Ankolekar (55no off 54 balls) and the dangerous Ravi Bishnoi (30 off 31) batted out 10 overs in a 61-run partnership, taking India beyond 200.

Bishnoi was run out in the 48th over by Sam Fanning.

Todd Murphy (2-40) impressed with two wickets, removing Varma and Dhruv Chand Jurel (15).

Corey Kelly (2-45) also took two scalps, Saxena and Siddhesh Veer (25), while Connor Sully (1-56) and Matthew Willans (1-45) snared one wicket apiece at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom.

Australia will chase a target of 234 at a rate of just under 4.7 runs an over to secure a World Cup semi-final berth.