Australia’s Under-19 team beat India by 79 runs to claim their fourth World Cup title. it was a heartbreaking loss for the Uday Saharan-led side. India hadn’t lost a game before playing the Aussies in the final.
It was a contest between the Australian pace attack against the mighty Indian batting lineup. In the end, it was Hugh Weibgen and his side that stood on the podium with the title in their hands.
Uday Saharan lost the toss and saw the Aussies elect to bat first. Harjas Singh top scored with 55 while Harry Dixon (42), Hugh Weibgen (48), and Oliver Peake (48) contributed well.
Indian hearts left broken after yet another World Cup final loss –
Needing a total of 255 to win their 6th Under-19 World Cup title, India lost by 79 runs. Arshin Kulkarni went first when he edged behind Ryan Hicks off Callum Vidler. Adarsh Singh and Musheer then began the repair job by adding 37 runs for the 2nd wicket.
The introduction of Mahli Beardman changed the game as Musheer Khan was bowled for 22. India’s middle-order batting which had bailed them out of trouble against South Africa failed to show up.
Skipper Uday Saharan was out for eight runs to give Beardman his 2nd wicket of the day. Sachin Dhas scored a beautiful boundary as hopes began to fill up again. That was a short flicker though as Dhas was out for 9 caught behind by Hicks of MacMillan.
Charlie Anderson got rid of Priyanshu Moliya for 9 when he was caught by Vidler. Wicketkeeper Avinash Aravelly offered a simple return catch to MacMillan to be out for a duck. In a space of a few overs, the Indian team was reeling under pressure due to Australia’s pace bowling unit.
At this stage, all the hopes were resting on Adarsh Singh but he too perished for 47. Young Murugan Abhishek played some flashy drives and lofted shots to score 42 runs. Just when it seemed Bwere back in the game Callum Vidler ended the hopes with the wicket of Murugan. Tom Straker bowled a short ball to Saumy Pandey which was taken by Hicks to signal a huge win for the Australian side.
Here’s how the fans reacted –
— Priyanshu (@iampriyanshu23) February 11, 2024
India ka finals khelna ban karwao koi 🙏😭#INDvAUS
— V ✨ (@Happy__Dove) February 11, 2024
— prashant (@peacefourtwo) February 11, 2024
Australia Right Now.
Men's ODI Champion 🏆
Men's Test Champion🏆
Women's ODI Champion 🏆
Women's T20 Champion🏆
Men's U 19 Champion 🏆
— Barkha Joshi (@bindasbarkha) February 11, 2024
— ❤️DOH KYUNGSOO❤️ exoflash (@MallGarima) February 11, 2024