HomeCricketAustralia crushes India in final, ends 14-year-old for ICC U19 CWC

Australia crushes India in final, ends 14-year-old for ICC U19 CWC

The Australian U-19 Men’s defeated their Indian counterparts in the final of ICC U19 CWC by 79 runs at the Sahara Park Willowmoore Cricket Stadium.

After winning the toss, The Joeys elected to bat first. The squad managed to pull up 253 runs on board after 40+ knocks by cap Weibgen, H Dixon, O Peake and a half century by H Singh.

The Indians started poorly, loosing four wickets by the end of 20th over. Despite Adarsh Singh’s best efforts to steer a sinking ship, The Indians kept on losing wickets on the opposite side. Eventually, Mahli Beardman took Adarsh out in the 31at over.

Finally, Tom Stroker pulled the cord with a caught behind stumps on Saumy Pandey at the 44th over. India’s chase came to an end at 174 runs, 79 runs short of the target.

The 253 posted by Australia is the highest score in the history of ICC U19 CWC Finals. The 79-run margin is the highest margin of victory (in terms of runs) ever.

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Australia lifts their 4th ICC Under-19 Men’s Tournament. They are now only behind India in the most number of titles.

Uday Saharan of India led the “Most Runs” with 389 runs followed by his teammates Muhseer Khan and Sachin Dhas. Home Boy Kwena Maphaka shined with the ball with 21 wickets.

The last time Australia won the U19 World Cup was in 2010. Australia then defeated Pakistan in a nail biting final encounter by 25 runs at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval. They were led by Mitchell Marsh and comprised star players of today like Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa.

Australia have now defeated India in 3 ICC Events’ Finals in the one last year. Beginning with ICC Test Championship and later, in the ICC T20I World Cup.

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