India clinched the U19 World Cup by beating Australia

  • India clinched the U19 World Cup by beating Australia
03-02-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

India has lifted the ICC Under-19 World Cup for the fourth time by defeating Australia by eight wickets at Bay Oval at Mount Maunganui in New Zealand. Australia were also eyeing the title for the fourth time. Chasing the target, India scored 217 runs, with 67 balls to spare. They remained unbeaten throughout the contest.

India’s star batsman Manjot Kalra led his team to the victory as he made brilliant unbeaten century with the help of eight fours and three sixes. He was adjudged Man of the Match and Shubman Gill Man of the Series.

Earlier, Indian bowlers put up a splendid show as they bowled Australia out for 216 in 47.2 overs as Australia chose to bat first after winning the toss. For Australia, Jonathan Merlo was the top scorer with 76 runs, but he received very little support from the rest of the batting order. For India, Ishan Porel, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh and Kamlesh Nagarkoti took two wickets each.

Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Under-19 Indian cricket team on winning the U19 World Cup. BCCI has announced prize money for India U19 team. Head Coach Rahul Dravid to be awarded with Rs. 50 lakh, team members and support staff to get Rs. 20 Lakh each.

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