India wins the world cup title; beat Australia by 8 wickets

February 03 10:02 2018

India under-19 cricket captain Prithvi Shaw said Friday that the terrific form of his fast bowlers will give them an edge when they take on Australia in pursuit of a record fourth ICC World Cup title, here Saturday.

Australian could manage to chase 217 runs in the summit clash, meanwhile, India crushed them out in just 38.5 overs with eight wickets in hand.

Shubman Gill, who was adjudged the Man of the Tournament for his 372 runs, said, “I am really proud of my team”.

Shaw and his boy are on the verge of creating history for India. Here is a lowdown on how India has cavorted through to the last in the competition up until this point. But there was nothing stopping Kalra, who inflicted a brutal carnage on Australia.

Besides his spin, Abhishek is also a hard-hitting lower middle-order batsman, who can score some quick runs. He brought up his fifty off 47 balls. Fours and Sixes were showering throughout the field as the duo moved forward towards their ultimate goal.

It was a tough ask for the Aussie bowlers to defend a decent total against a formidable Indian batting line-up.

India’s star batsman Manjot Kalra led his team to the victory as he made brilliant unbeaten century riding on eight fours and three sixes.

The World Cup trophy is a fitting tribute to Dravid in what inarguably is the biggest success of his coaching career.

“Hopefully it’s a memory they cherish for a long, long time, but hopefully not the lasting memory and they have many more great moments and bigger things in future. We’ll celebrate this night – best night of our lives”.

Faced with a wicket that was supposed to favour the side that batted first, it was logical that Australia, who won the toss, would choose to do just that.

Jack Edwards (28) and Max Bryant (14) batted at a run a ball through the first five overs. After Merlo’s dismissal, there was no fight back from other Australian batsman as their innings folded pretty quickly.

At 59/3, India were on top. He, along with Param Uppal looked like taking the game away from India, as a score of 250-260 looked on the cards.

Anukul Roy, the leading wicket-taker for India, dismissed Merlo in the 45th over. With a sub-par target to deal with, Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra made a steady start to the innings, even as the former flirted with balls bowled on the fourth and fifth stump line. Now the Indian team again faces Australia in the Under 19 World Cup Finals 2018.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced a cash reward of Rs50 lakh for the U-19 chief coach Rahul Dravid while the World Cup winning squad members will receive Rs30 lakh each.

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India wins the world cup title; beat Australia by 8 wickets
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