Manjot Kalra scored a well known ton as India beated Australia by eight wickets to win the 2018 Under-19 World Cup at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand on Saturday.

Requiring 217 to win, Rahul Dravid’s young men easily handled the objective and serenely won in 38.5 overs. Manjot drove from the front with 101 not out off 102 balls, hitting eight fours and three sixes.

He was pleasantly upheld by skipper Prithvi Shaw (29), Shubman Gill (31) and Marvik Desai (47*). Manjot shared 71-, 60-and 89-run remains with these three batsmen to take India over the line.

It was India’s fourth World Cup trophy, which is a record ever.

Subsequent to batting in the first place, Australia were played out for 216 of every 47.2 overs. Their batsmen got great begins yet couldn’t generally change over those into huge runs. Jonathan Merlo, be that as it may, was the special case as he made a strong 76. If not for his innings, Australia’s test would have been far weaker.

India’s bowlers had an awesome day at the workplace with Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Ishan Porel all taking two wickets each. Shivam Mavi contributed with one wicket.

Man-of-the-Match Manjot was satisfied as punch at the post-coordinate introduction. “I appreciated it a considerable measure. The conditions were great. Not a troublesome wicket, it was level and great to bat on. It’s been an awesome environment inside the group and I’ve delighted in that,” he said.

Shaw was delighted as well. “I truly can’t express what I’m feeling now. All credit to our care staff, they’ve truly been supporting us throughout the previous two years. What’s more, full acknowledge to the folks also,” he said.

“Rahul sir is a legend. It was the last, an extremely urgent hundred from Manjot. Gill was batting extremely well. Also, the two pacers, Mavi and Kamlesh, who’ve been incredible all through the competition. A debt of gratitude is in order for all the help from India. Awesome recollections here. We’re anticipating backpedaling.”

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