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India outplay Australia to win Under-19 World Cup

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: India defeated Australia by eight wickets to win the 2017/18 ICC Under-19 World Cup.

Australia won the toss and chose to bat first in the final.

Australia amassed 216 runs on the scoreboard as Jonathan Merlo made 76 runs from 102 balls which included six boundaries.

Param Uppal made 34 runs from 58 balls while Jack Edwards scored 28 runs from 29 deliveries.

Ishan Porel, Shiva Singh, Kamelesh Nagarkoti and Anukul Roy grabbed two wickets while Shivam Mavi dismissed one Australian batsman.

India reached the target of 217 runs in 38.5 overs with eight wickets in hand.

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