Under-19 World Cup: India lift record fourth World Cup title
India are the new Under-19 World Cup champions. Indian colts thrashed Australia by 8 wickets to win the title. India became the first country to win the Under-19 World Cup, 4 times. India did a commendable job in bowling out Aussies for just 216. In reply, Manjot Kalra made a mockery of the target and India chased down with 11 overs to spare.
Manjot Kalra's record breaking century
Manjot Kalra was India's star batsman in the Under-19 World Cup final against Australia. He scored a century off just 101 balls. His innings included 8 fours and 3 sixes.
India bowlers stage dramatic comeback
After a good start, Australian were 183 for 5 and 250 plus total was very much in sight. But a comeback from Indian bowlers, saw them pick up the last four wickets for just 4 runs. Jonathan Merlo's fifty spared Australia's blushes and took them past 200. Indian bowlers Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Ishan Porel and Kamlesh Nagarkoti ended up with 2 wickets each.
Anukul Roy is U-19 WC's joint highest wicket-taker
Left-arm spinner, Anukul Roy finished the 2018 Under-19 World Cup with 14 wickets and became the tournament's joint highest wicket-taker. This is the first time, an Indian cricketer has topped the wicket-takers charts in an Under-19 World Cup. Afghanistan's Qais Ahmed and Canada's Faisal Jamkhandi also have 14 wickets each in this edition of Under-19 World Cup.
Indian bowlers have been dominating
India have bowled out their opposition in all the six matches of this edition of the Under-19 World cup.
Shubman Gill has been India's man of the tournament
India's Shubman Gill has scored the second most runs in the tournament. In 5 innings, Gill has scored 372 runs including a hundred. The dashing right-handed batsman from Punjab averages a whopping 124 in the tournament. Only Alick Athanaze of the West Indies, has scored more with 418 runs to his name in 6 innings.
Don Bradman of Under-19 cricket
Shubman Gill boasts Bradmanesque record in Youth ODIs. In 15 innings, he has 1,149 runs at an average of 104.46. The 18-year-old has scored 4 hundreds and 6 fifties. He is the only player to score 1,000+ runs in international cricket at 100 plus average.