Australia (under-19) level series

Chasing 230, the Aussie openers (Skennar and Cooper) raked up 118 in 14 overs and the middle order made sure that the game ended by the 35th over. Piyush Chawla, the leg-spinner was the only one with decent figures (2-37 off 7). He had earlier top-scored with 55. Anirudha, Ravikant and Arindam couldn't convert their 30s into anything bigger and they were all-out in the penultimate over. The 5 game series is now level at 1-1.

The way the Aussies used their super-sub in this game is interesting. Chris Thompson opened the bowling attack, bowled 4 overs for 23 runs and picked up a wicket. He was then swapped to accommodate the left-arm spinner, Jack McNamara in as early as the 13th over. McNamara then bowled 6 overs and picked up 1-22. I would be really surprised if something like this were to happen in senior cricket - the opening bowler would have to bowl a really bad first spell (or get injured) to be sent out that early.

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