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India Clinched under-19 Cricket World Cup 2018

Published on February 05, 2018
India thump Australia by 8 wickets to be crowned Under-19 World Cup Champions.
Manjot Kalra's superlative, unbeaten century helped India cruise to their fourth Under-19 World Cup title victory, after the bowlers put on an impressive show in the final against Australia at the Bay Oval in Mount Manunganui, New Zealand on 3rd of February.
  • Manjot Kalra was adjudged Man of the Match in the final for his unbeaten 101.
  • Shubman Gill deservedly was the Player of the Tournament for his 372 run tally at a bradmanesque average of 124.
  • Captained by Prithvi Shaw, India remained unbeaten in the tournament and their class showed in the margin of victories.
  • Rahul Dravid too laid hands on his first World Cup, however not as a player but as a coach.
  • Shubman Gill finished as the highest rungetter while Anukul Roy was the joint hghest wicket taker in the tournament.
  • ICC announced the team of the tournament which was thoroughly dominated by the Indian youngsters.
  • India's top three - Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra and Shubman Gill - who outperformed their opponents neck and crop, with the bat, got their due attention, as they sealed slots 1, 2 & 3 in the playing eleven chart.
  • Slow left arm, Anukul Roy and tearaway pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti also found a place in the ICC 11.
  • This is India’s 4th title win in the under 19 World Cup (the most by any nation) with the other wins coming in 2000, 2008 and 2012.

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