India win ICC Under-19 World Cup for third time

Skipper Chand steers them to victory with unbeaten 111 in final

India has won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the third time defeating Australia by six wickets thanks to skipper Unumkt Chand's 111 not out.

Australia made 225-8 Sunday after being sent in to bat, with captain William Bosisto scoring 87 not out.

India started strongly before collapsing to 97-4 before Chand guided the winners to 227-4 in the 48th over.

Chand, who hit seven fours and six sixes, shared in a 130-run partnership with Smit Patel (62 not out), who hit the winning runs with eight balls remaining.

Australia, which also has three under-19 World Cup titles, had never lost a final in the tournament.

 

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