Sledging, banter, controversies and world-class cricketer have always been an integral part of the famous India-Australia rivalry. And the same was seen in the ongoing ICC U19 World Cup quarterfinal too. While all the players involved in the game are yet to play at the highest level of the game, they have made it clear that they are ready for it.
Not only some high-level cricket but also an interesting sledging incident involving India’s pace spearhead Kartik Tyagi and Australia batsman Oliver Davies was witnessed. Asked to bat first, India started their innings disastrously and found themselves three down for just 54 in the sixteenth over.
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Dhrul Jurel then took the score past the hundred-run mark before Australia dismissed both of them in quick succession to reduce India to 114 for 5. With the team losing wickets at regular intervals, it looked like India would not cross the 200-run mark.
However, Atharva Ankolekar scored an unbeaten fifty to take the team to a decent total of 233 for 9. He scored 55 while Yashasvi top-scored with 62. For Australia Corey Kelly and Todd Murphy picked up two wickets each.
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The sledging incident:
With not too many runs on the board, India needed a solid start and Kartik Tyagi once again delivered. In the very first over of the game, he picked up two wickets. On the first ball of the innings, Jake Fraser-McGurk was run-out before Kartik Tyagi accounted for Mackenzie Harvey and Lachlan Hearne to leave Australia reeling at 4 for 3.
And when he came back to bowl his next over, an interesting incident took place. On the second ball of the over, batsman Oliver Davies let the ball go behind the stumps to the wicketkeeper. He was then seen raising his bat towards Kartik Tyagi and saying something.
The India pacer just looked at the batsman before going to his bowling mark and what followed thereafter was totally remarkable. Tyagi dismissed the right-handed batsman on the very next ball to take the best possible revenge. Oliver Davies went for a cut but ended up edging the ball to the slip fielder.
Here is a clip of that incident:
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