Top five highest team totals in U19 World Cup

The Under19 World Cup 2022 is underway in West Indies and several exciting battles have been witnessed over the 22 yards. The league stage of the tournament are done and dusted as we are in the knock-outs with stakes being incredibly high in the remaining games. Notably, the entire cricket world must have their eyes on the competition and the future stars are on display.

The Under19 World Cup has indeed been a great platform for youngsters to get global reorganization. From Virat Kohli to Kane Williamson, numerous U19 stars have gone on to make a mark at the highest level. Meanwhile, the youth tournament has also seen several big scores.

Let’s look at the five highest team scores in U19 World Cup history:

5. India – 405/5     

Now, this game is not dated long back! It was the league-stage match between India and Uganda and the venue was Tarouba. India were without the services of a few players including regular skipper Yash Dhull. However, this didn’t stop India from mustering a mammoth score. Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Raj Bawa scored 144 and 162 respectively as India posted 405/5. In reply, Uganda got skittled out for 79, losing the contest by 326 runs.

4. Sri Lanka – 419/4

The 2018 U19 World Cup saw Sri Lanka recording their highest score in the tournament’s history. Batting first in Lincoln, the Lankan team posted 419/4 as Kenya bowlers endured a hard time. Opener Hasitha Boyagoda was the wrecker-in-chief for Sri Lanka, as he scored 191 off 152 balls. Sri Lanka eventually won the game by 311 runs.

3. India – 425/3

India are the only team to feature twice on this list. It was the 2004 edition of the competition and the oppositions were Scotland. Robin Uthappa and Shikhar Dhawan opened the innings for India and scored 97 and 155 not out respectively. Suresh Raina provided the late impetus with a 38-ball 90. As a result, India went onto post 425/3, winning the game by 270 runs.

2. New Zealand – 436/4

Kenya U19 team has certainly been at the receiving end of many batting blitzes. Hosts New Zealand also gave them a tough time in the 2018 edition. Batting first in Christchurch, the Kiwis posted 436/4 with openers Jakob Bhula and scoring 180 and 117 respectively. Number-three batter Finn Allen also scored a 40-ball 90. The Blackcaps went on to win the game by 243 runs.

1. Australia – 480/6

The top place on this list is occupied by the Australian team. During the game against Kenya in the 2002 competition, the Boys in Yellow slammed runs for fun. While most of the Aussie batters enjoyed fruitful outings, Craig Simmons and Shaun Marsh stood out with scores of 155 and 125. Australia ended up posting 480/6 and went on to win the game by 430 runs.