India wins Under-19 World Cup
New Delhi, February 03: India has won the Under-19 world cup by beating Australia by 8 wickets in final match held in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.
This is the fourth consecutive win for India in the Under-19 World Cup
Manjot Kalra’s century helped the team to seal the final match.
Australia batted first and scored 216 in 47.2 overs and India reached the target in 38.5 overs.
Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. The openers Jack Edwards and Max Bryant smashed 32 runs in 2 overs, collecting boundaries frequently.
Australia had a good start on the back of two strong partnerships and a half-century from Jonathan Merlo but Indian bowlers managed to dismiss Australia for 216.
BCCI has announced rewards for the winning team, the team members will get Rs 30 lakhs each, head coach Rahul Dravid 50 lakhs and the supporting staff will be given 20 lakhs each.
BCCI announces prize money for victorious India U19 team.
Mr Rahul Dravid, Head Coach India U19 – INR 50 lakhs
Members of India U19 team – INR 30 lakhs each
Members of the Support Staff, India U19 – INR 20 lakhs each
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 3, 2018
Every Indian is delighted, all credit to Rahul Dravid for committing himself to these young kids ,and a legend like him deserves to lay his hands on the WC. Only Fitting. #INDvAUS
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 3, 2018