India clinch ICC U-19 Champions World Cup

India beat Australia by 8 wickets to win the ICC Under-19 World Cup in  Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, on Saturday.India clinched the world cup for the 4th time.

Shubhman Gill declared  the Man of the Series, Befittingly, Manjot Kalra is the Man of the Match for his solid century.

BCCI announces prize money for India U19 team. Rahul Dravid, Head Coach India U19 to be awarded with Rs 50 lakh, team members and support staff to get Rs 20 Lakh each #U19WorldCupFinal.

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Manjot Kalra  magnificent ton lead India to their record 4th Under-19 World Cup title after the bowlers had restricted the Aussies to 217 all out inside 48 overs. Manjot  Kalra’s knock of 101 runs off 102 balls was best to get the Man of the Match. Kalra scoring freely, India won by eight wickets as they chased down Australia´s 216 all out with more than 11 overs to spare.

Manjot Kalra, score included eight fours and three sixes, and he was well supported by wicket-keeper Harvik Desai, who was 47 not out when he finished the match with a boundary.Duo put on 89 for the third wicket, while Prithvi Shaw scored 29 at the top of the innings and Shubman Gill added 31.

“I really can´t express what I´m feeling now,” said captain Prithvi Shaw.

Man of the match Kalra,  felt the wicket was ideal for batting. “I enjoyed it a lot. The conditions were good. Not a difficult wicket, it was flat and good to bat on,” he said.

Australia´s innings, ended in the 48th over, strikers to ball ,score hails  by Jonathan Merlo´s 76 after it fell apart despite a promising start.

Jack Edwards (28) and Max Bryant (14) batted at a run a ball through the first five overs.

But once both were dismissed by Ishan Porel, the steam went out of the Australian innings.

Merlo and Param Uppal (34) put on 75 for the fourth wicket but it took more than 17 overs, and there was little resistance from the following batsmen.

Porel finished with two for 30 while left-arm spinner Shiva Singh was instrumental in slowing the Australian run rate with two for 36.

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