In pictures: India's historic win against Australia in the U-19 World Cup final

Manjot Kalra slammed an award-winning century and inspired the team to a much-deserved victory

Planning for the big day

Australia won the toss and opted to bat against India at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.

India entered the finals with a high after thrashing arch-rivals Pakistan by 203 runs.

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Ishan Porel struck twice

Ishan Porel struck twice and took two crucial wickets of Jack Edwards and Max Bryant to give an early shock to the Australian side.

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Kamlesh Nagarkoti saw off Australian skipper

Kamlesh Nagarkoyi outbowled the Australian skipper Jason Sangha. It was a big blow to the Australian side.

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Jonathan Merlo tried to salvage Australia

Jonathan Merlo helped the team to recover from early losses and found a determined ally in Param Uppal, together they tried to push the run rate.

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Man of the Match

Manjot Kalra slammed an award-winning century. The way Kalra was hitting and by looking at his record in previous matches this performance was expected of this young star.

For his splendid performance, he was awarded Man of the match.

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Acrobatic fielding

Indian team excelled in all departments, be it bowling, batting or fielding.

The essence of Rahul Dravid was seen in every player on the field.

The dedication and discipline helped team India to claim the World Cup.

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Man of the series

Shubman Gill played exceptionally well throughout the tournament, particular in the semi-final when he outshined the Pakistani bowlers. He slammed a massive century, scored 102 not out and helped the team to set a modest target.

For his outstanding performance, he was awarded man of the series.

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Man behind the victory

Rahul Dravid has a really big say in the making of these young talents.

Dravid, himself a commendable player, is guiding these young buds to reach new heights.

In the ongoing tournament, India has not lost a single match and reached the finals.

In all the fields, batting, bowling and fielding, these youngsters are behaving like a champion and are looking forward to winning the World Cup.


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A much deserved, historic victory

Congratulations to one and all, the cup is ours.

U-19 team India has made the nation proud.

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