India beat Australia to clinch ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup
Opener Manjot Kalra smacked an unbeaten 101 in even time as India simply disposed of Australia at Mount Maunganui on Sunday to win the Under-19 World Cup for a fourth time.
With Kalra scoring freely, India gained by eight wickets as they chased down Australia´s 216 all out with greater than 11 overs to spare.
The opener´s century included eight fours and three sixes, and he was nicely supported by wicketkeeper Harvik Desai, who was 47 not out when he completed the match with a boundary.
The pair placed on 89 for the third wicket, whereas Prithvi Shaw scored 29 on the prime of the innings and Shubman Gill added 31. “I really can´t express what I´m feeling now,” stated captain Shaw.
“It was the final, a very crucial hundred from Manjot. Gill was batting really well. And the two pacers, Mavi and Kamlesh, (have) been excellent throughout the tournament.”
Man of the match Kalra, not surprisingly, felt the wicket was best for batting.
“I enjoyed it a lot. The conditions were good. Not a difficult wicket, it was flat and good to bat on,” he stated. Australia´s innings, throughout within the 48th over, was held collectively by Jonathan Merlo´s 76 after it fell aside regardless of a promising begin.
Jack Edwards (28) and Max Bryant (14) batted at a run a ball by way of the primary 5 overs. But as soon as each had been dismissed by Ishan Porel, the steam went out of the Australian innings.
Merlo and Param Uppal (34) placed on 75 for the fourth wicket nevertheless it took greater than 17 overs, and there was little resistance from the next batsmen.
Porel completed with two for 30 whereas left-arm spinner Shiva Singh was instrumental in slowing the Australian run price with two for 36.