Manjot Kalra’s scintillating hundred helps India lift fourth U-19 World Cup title
India u-19 opener Manjot Kalra slammed a scintillating hundred to assist his facet lift a historic fourth under-19 World Cup title. With this knock, he turns into solely the second Indian after Unmukt Chand to attain a hundred within the U-19 World Cup ultimate. Renowned for his means to hit the ball exhausting and discovering the gaps at will, Kalra had a mediocre outing after an excellent begin within the match. However, the southpaw made amends on the day when it mattered most and hit an unbeaten 101 off 102 deliveries to information India house. With this improbable century Kalra additionally the joins the ranks of Unmukt Chand, Brett Williams, Stephen Peters and Jarrad Burke as batsmen who’ve hit a ton in an u-19 ultimate.
Opening the innings for India within the finals in opposition to Australia on Sunday, Kalra started cautiously however took the assault to the bowlers as soon as he settled down. In the fourth over of the Indian innings, he slammed an enormous six off Zak Evans and didn’t look again from thereon. Together with Prithvi Shaw, he cast one more fifty run stand. After Shaw’s departure, Kalra confirmed nice temperament and maturity to carry the innings at one finish and saved the scoreboard shifting, thereby by no means permitting the stress to construct. With a single off Will Sutherland, the left-hander reached the milestone within the 39th over and celebrated his effort by punching the air as his proud teammates applauded his feat from the boundary traces.
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After the match, reflecting on his innings, Kalra mentioned, “Great feeling. Enjoyed a lot. Conditions were very good. It was a flat wicket to bat on. In the team, it’s been a great environment.”