India wins under-19 Cricket World Cup for fourth time

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: India has won under-19 world cup for fourth time with with an eight-wicket victory Saturday over Australia. Opening batsman Manjot Kalra scored an unbeaten 101.

Australia, choosing to bat after winning the toss, was all out for 216 in 47.2 overs at Bay Oval, Tauranga.

Jonathan Merlo top-scored for Australia with 76 while four Indian bowlers took two wickets each.

India, which lost the 2014 final to the West Indies, cruised in reply to 220-2 and never looked threatened in surpassing Australia’s total in the 39th over. Lefthander Kalra’s 101 came from 102 balls.

India beat Australia by 100 runs in the tournament opener and was undefeated the rest of the way.


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