Manjot Kalra scored his first half century in the final. (Cricket World Cup/Twitter)
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: India has beaten Australia by eight wickets to lift the Under-19 World Cup for the fourth time. India pulled off a sensational win over Australia in the big final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup to become the only side in history to lift the coveted title for a record fourth time.
India bowled out Australia for 217 runs, setting them up an easy task at hand. With Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Shiva Singh, Anukul Roy taking two wickets each, India bowled out Australia for 216 runs. Manjot Kalra went on to smash a ton and became the second player to score a century in the U-19 World Cup final.
The India U-19 side, led by Prithvi Shaw, created history on Saturday when they defeated Australia U-19 by 8 wickets to clinch the ICC U-19 World Cup trophy.
The star of the show remained Manjot Kalra, who knocked a century to take India to an easy victory. Kalra became the second player in history to score a ton in ICC U-19 World Cup final, after India’s own Unmukt Chand. India were the only side to remain unbeaten in the tournament.