India defeated Australia 25-16, 25-21, 25-22 for its first win in the ninth Asian youth volleyball championship at Chengdu, China on Saturday.

Captain Nabanita was India’s top-scorer with nine points. India had earlier lost its championship opener to Japan 7-25, 9-25, 9-25.

India, which is in Pool ‘B’, next plays Iran in the last game of the group.

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