India are world champions , for the fourth time. They beat Australia by eight wickets to lift the Under-19 World Cup .
2000 , 2008 , 2012 , 2018. India pulled of a sensational eight-wicket win over Australia in the big final of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup to become a only side in history to lift the coveted title for a record fourth time.
A brilliant century by Manjot Kalra, backed up by able bowling performances by Ishan Porel , Shiva Singh , Ankul Roy and Kamlesh Nagarkoti sealed the deal for Indian side in the ICC U-19 World Cup final at Bay Oval on saturday.
Even with a short rain-delay during the Indian innings , The Rahul Dravid- coached team did not lose their momentum. P.P.Shaw , Shubman Gill and H.M.Dessai, with the steady force of Karla on the other end of the wicket, slowly cheaped away at the 217 total the Australians had set for them.
Shaw fell early to Sutherland in the 11th over , bowled out. Gill was bowled out by Param Uppal at the 21st over.
Earlier, Australia, who got of to a good start after Skipper Jason Sangha won the toss, was all out for 216 in 47.2 overs. The openers were dispatched back to the pavaillion fairly quickly by Ishan Porel and save for Jonathan Merlo’s solid 76, the Australian side fell like a house of cards. Merlo’s was the highest scorer in the side.
The Indian bowling side functioned brilliantly, with Porel, Shiva Singh, Roy and Kamlesh Nagarkoti taking two wickets a piece. Singh, who was the only bowler to bowl his full 10 overs was the most economical, with a run rate of 3.6.
Shubman Gill was awarded Man of the Tournament, while Manjot Kalra was Man of the Match.