India hammer Australia to become ICC U 19 World champions for record fourth time

03 February 2018, 02:38 PM
Indian Under 19 World Cup - File Photo
Indian Under 19 World Cup - File Photo

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.

The Indians were all conquering in their performance in the title clash. The Indians produced a stellar show with the ball dismissing the Aussies for a paltry 216 runs.

The Indian seamers made regular inroads into the Australian top order with pacer Ishan Porel scalping both the openers. Speedster Nagarkoti then accounted for skipper Jason Sangha. 

The Kangaroos were back in the game with a solid partnership by Jonathan Merlo and Param Uppal. In form leg spinner Anukul Roy then broke the Aussies resistance by accounting for both the batsman. Shivam Mavi and Nagarkoti then polished off the tail to bundle out the Australians for a sub par 216-run total. 

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 Shubmam Gill then joined Manjot Kalra to stitch an impressive partnership. Shubmam played a handy knock of 31 runs before being dismissed by Wicket keeper 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.

The Indians continued their impressive form in the knockouts beating Bangladesh in the quarters and trashing arch rivals Pakistan in the semifinals.

First Published: Saturday, February 03, 2018 02:23 PM
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