India defeated Australia in the grand finale in the Under 19 World Cup to win the showpiece event for a record fourth time. The Indians became the first team to win the coveted title four times.
India continued their good run against Australia beating them for the second time in the title clash of the U19 World Cup.
Chasing a paltry total of 216 runs, Indians were given a breezy start by skipper Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra. Against the run of play, the skipper was clean bowled by Sutherland. The in-form Shubman Gill then joined Manjot Kalra to stitch an impressive partnership. Shubman played a handy knock of 31 runs before being dismissed. Wicketkeeper-batsman Harvik Desai then produced a valuable cameo to take India across the finishing line.
Manjot Kalra registered an unbeaten ton to spearhead Indian team across the line and clinch the World Cup title. India remained unbeaten all through the tournament pulling off impressive wins against minnows Papua New Guniea and Zimbabwe.
India has won the Under 19 World Cup thrice, in 2000, 2008, and 2012, while Australia won the cup in 1988, 2002, and 2010.
The Indians continued their impressive form in the knockouts beating Bangladesh in the quarters and trashing arch-rivals Pakistan in the semi-finals.
Here are the updates:
# Shubman Gill named 'Player of the Series'
# Manjot Kalra named 'Player of the Match'
# India creates history! Lifts the Under-19 World Cup Trophy for the fourth time, defeating Australia
# Manjot Kalra scores a stellar ton, leads India towards victory!
# India needs 7 more runs to hold the trophy!
# India edge towards victory, need 13 runs more
# India inches towards victory, need only 39 runs to create history!
# Manjot Kalra all set to make his century!
# India crosses 150 runs mark, Manjot on 76*
# Shubman Gill becomes the second highest runs scorer in Under-19 World Cup with 372 runs. He is preceded by West Indies' Alick Athanaze, who stands at the first position with 418 runs.
Due to Shubman Gill's dismissal, West Indies' Alick Athanaze will finish as the #U19CWC top scorer with 418 runs! 🙌February 3, 2018
# Harvik Desai comes to the crease, India 133/2 after 21.5 overs
# Gill and Manjot's partnership breaks at 60 runs
# Second loss for India as Shubman Gill gets BOWLED!
WICKET! Shubman Gill's run of 50+ scores ends bowled by Param Uppal for 31. India are 131/2 after 21.2 overs. Can Australia build some pressure? #U19CWC #AUSvIND LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/BU9XqVZ41U pic.twitter.com/yL4a9iPo3m— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 3, 2018
# Manjot, Gill complete their 50 runs partnership off 46 balls
# India 116/1 after 18 overs
# Manjot Kalra scores his 50 in 47 balls
4 - Manjot Kalra is the 4th @BCCI player to hit a 50 in an @ICC @cricketworldcup final, only one of the previous three has gone past 62 (Unmukt Chand - 111* v Australia 2012). Launchpad. #U19CWCFinal pic.twitter.com/rdJJbE5Bt2— OptaJim (@OptaJim) February 3, 2018
# Gill, Manjot take India past 100 runs
# Skipper Manjot Kalra's family wishes the team luck, celebrate outside his residence in Delhi
#Visuals from residence of U-19 Indian cricket team player Manjot Kalra in Delhi as U-19 World Cup final between India&Australia is underway. Ranjeet Kalra,mother of Manjot Kalra says,the target is not high,all players are good, India will certainly win the world cup final match. pic.twitter.com/82ZJQWXsw6— ANI (@ANI) February 3, 2018
# India near their 100, stand at 97/1 after 15 overs
# Manjot on a hitting spree! SMASHES SIX!
# India 73/1 after 12 overs
# Shubman Gill in line, comes to the crease
# BOWLED! Captain Prithvi Shaw DISMISSED by Sutherland at 29 off 41 balls
# Shaw, Manjot on a spree! Smash back to back FOURS!
# India at 55/0 after 10 overs
# Its a 50 for India! Shaw, Manjot complete 50 runs partnership off 53 balls
# Shaw smashes FOUR! India nears 50 runs
# India 41/0 after 8 overs
# Manjot's on fire! Smashes another FOUR!
# SMASH! Shaw hits a FOUR!
# Play resumes after rain, Shaw, Manjot on the crease
# Rain has interrupted play, the players have left the field
# India are 23 for no loss after 4 overs
# First signs of rain hovering around the ground
# Indians are getting a momentum
# Manjot tonks Evans down the ground for a huge SIX
# India are 12 for 0 after 3 overs
# The Indians happy with milking the singles
# Hadlee has not been consistent with his line so far
# Shaw shows his class with a beautiful cover drive off his legs
# India are four for no loss after 2 overs
# It is a maiden over from Evans
# Evans has settled into a good line
# Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra have negotiated the swing well
# Evans is getting some movement off the air
# Zak Evans to open the Austalian bowling from the other end
# India are four for no loss after the first over
# Manjot gets off the mark with a flick off his hips
# Prithvi gets the Indian scoreboard ticking with a punch through the covers
# Ryan Hadlee has the new ball for the Aussies
# The Indian openers Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra come out to bat
# Australia all out for 216, sets a target of 217 to Indian team
# Baxter J Holt DISMISSED!
# Nagarkoti takes his second wicket, DISMISSES Zak Evans
# And its OUT!! Jonathan Merlo is dismissed at 76 by Anukul Roy
It's the big one - Merlo goes for 76! Reverse swept high over the covers and Shiva Singh composes himself and claims from the skies! Anukul Roy's second wicket of the day, Australia 212/7 #U19CWC #AUSvIND LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/BU9XqVZ41U pic.twitter.com/nhuUrtTrWU— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 3, 2018
# Australia at 210/6 after 45 overs
# Australia cross 200 runs mark after 43 overs
Australia reach 200/6 after 43 overs, with Jonathan Merlo on 71*. Can he carry them to the highest ever #U19CWC final total? They need 43 more to make it!#AUSvIND LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/BU9XqVZ41U pic.twitter.com/kxu5jynolJ— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 3, 2018
# Baxter J Holt comes to bat
# Shiva Singh gets his second wicket, DISMISSES Will Sutherland, Australia 191/6
There goes number six, and it's a second wicket for Shiva Singh! A faint inside edge by Sutherland carries through to the keeper! Australia 191/6 after 41.3 overs of the #U19CWC final.#AUSvIND LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/BU9XqVZ41U pic.twitter.com/wgPD3oBW6a— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 3, 2018
# Will Sutherland comes to the crease, Merlo playing at 64
# OUT! McSweeney DISMISSED by Shiva Singh
WICKET! It's another caught and bowled, this time for Shiva Singh, who claims his first wicket of the #U19CWC final to dismiss Nathan McSweeney for 23! Australia 183/5 after 39.2 overs.#AUSvIND LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/BU9XqWgFqu pic.twitter.com/XHdGfKGFRJ— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 3, 2018
# Harvik Desai misses a big catch, Australia reach 179/4 after 39 overs
# Aussies stand at 167/4 after 36 overs
# Anukul Roy comes back into the attack
# Skipper Jonathan Merlo completes his 50 runs off 60 balls
# Australia 148/4 after 31 overs
# Australia 134-4 after 29 overs
# Anukul Roy gives Aussies another blow, dismisses Param Uppal
WICKET! Anukul Roy breaks Australia's 4th wicket partnership, Param Uppal chipping back into the hands of the bowler for a simple c&b! Australia 134/4 after 28.5 overs. #U19CWC #AUSvIND LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/BU9XqVZ41U pic.twitter.com/itN9nxa92j— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 3, 2018
# Merlo, Param complete a partnership of 73 runs off 100 balls
# Australia 117/3 after 25 overs
# Param SMASHES a FOUR, takes Aussies score to 110/3
# Australia complete 100 runs, down with 3 wickets
# Australia 94/3 after 20 overs
# Australia 87/3 after 18 overs
# Australia at 72/3 after 15 overs
# Big blow for Australia! Captain Jason Sangha departs at Kamlesh Nagarkoti's ball
WATCH: Top work by Harvik Desai behind the stumps to send Australia captain Jason Sangha back for 13!February 3, 2018
# Jonathan Merlo comes for strike
# 10 overs into the game, Australia at 52/2
# Jack Edward departs on Ishan Porel's ball, Australia lose their second wicket
Australia lose their second wicket! Jack Edwards plays an uppish drive into the hands of Nagarkoti, Porel has his second victim! Australia 52/2 after 10 overs #U19CWC #AUSvIND LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/BU9XqVZ41U pic.twitter.com/dj3rTo0KGq— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 3, 2018
# After 9 overs, Australia at 46/1
# Australia at 43/1 after 7 overs
# Jason Sangha comes to bat
# Australia lose their first wicket as Max Bryant departs at Ishan Porel's ball
WICKET! Ishan Porel makes the first breakthrough for India! Max Bryant is caught at cover point by Abhishek Sharma for 14! Australia 32/1 after 5.1 overs #U19CWC #AUSvIND LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/BU9XqVZ41U pic.twitter.com/GyyzWkipPL— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 3, 2018
# Australia at 12/0 after 3 overs
# Opener Max Bryant and Jack Edwards on the field
# Australia won the toss, chose to bat
Australia will be batting first against India after winning the toss in the #U19CWC final!February 3, 2018
Squad for the Under-19 World Cup Final:
INDIA- Prithvi Shaw (C), Shubman Gill, Harvik Desai (wk), Aryan Juyal, Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Shivam Manvi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Pankaj Yadav
AUSTRALIA- Jason Sangha (C), Will Sutherland, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Zak Evans, Jarrod Freeman, Ryan Hadley, Baxter J Holt, Nathan McSweeney, Jonathan Merlo, Lloyd Pope, Param Uppal, Austin Waugh