Its been a dream journey for the Indian Under 19 team. They stormed into the finals unbeaten and they defeated Australia in the finals. The Indian U19 guys have lifted the World Cup Trophy and they were always favorites to do so.
India has thrashed its opponents in every match on the roads to the finals and the finals were no different. India registered an 8 wicket handsome win over the Aussies to lift the cup.
After reducing Australia to a modest total of just 216, India reached the target swiftly. But today India’s star with the bat was neither Shubman Gill nor skipper Prithvi Shaw but it was Manjot Kalra who was exceptional on the night of the finals. India reached the target with 8 wickets to spare and 11 overs remaining.
Manjot Kalra, the opener from Delhi played a handsome knock as he hit a century and that was a special one. Manjot Kalra was unbeaten on 101 from 102 deliveries and lead India’s chase.
Prithvi Shaw, the skipper scored 29 while Shubhman Gill played a little cameo of 31. But besides Manoj Kalra it was Harvik Desai who played a very vital and unbeaten knock of 47.
As far as Indian bowlers were concerned, Kamlesh Nagarkoti picked up 2 wickets. Ishan Porel also scalped 2 wickets and so did Ankul Roy. Shiva Singh and Shivam Mavi picked up 2 wickets and 1 wicket respectively.
As the boys lift the cup, the entire cricket fraternity is in awe of the team and their coach Rahul Dravid. Wishes have poured in from across the nation and the boys deserve every bit of it.
Sachin Tendulkar Shares A Special Message For The Team
Sachin Tendulkar, known as the ‘God Of Cricket’ too is in awe of this young brigade. He shared a heartfelt message for the young lads who have made the nation so proud.
Here Is The Tweet:
WITH GREAT TEAM WORK, BIG DREAMS WORK. Congratulations to our WORLD CHAMPIONS!! We are proud of you. A big congratulations to Rahul and Paras for their guidance. #ICCU19CWC #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/w0heorY8g6
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 3, 2018