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Australia Dashes Indian Dreams with Commanding 79-Run Victory in U19 World Cup Final

Australia extended their dominance over India in ICC World Cup finals by clinching the Under-19 title with a commanding 79-run victory.

Australia defeats India in the U19 World Cup Final

Australia defeats India in the U19 World Cup Final

Australia continued their dominance over India in the ICC Under-19 World Cup finals, securing a convincing 79-run victory in the latest showdown. Opting to bat first, Australia set a challenging target of 253 for seven, leaving India with the task of mounting the highest chase in a youth World Cup summit clash. However, Uday Saharan’s Indian side faltered in their pursuit of glory, crumbling to 174 all out under the relentless pressure of the Australian bowlers, led by Mahli Beardman (3/15) and Raf MacMillan (3/43).

IND VS AUS U19 Final

This triumph marked Australia’s fourth U19 title and their first since 2010, effectively erasing the memories of their losses to India in the 2012 and 2018 finals. Many observers might interpret this victory as a continuation of Australia’s success over India in the senior World Cup held the previous year in Ahmedabad.

The momentum for Australia’s victory was set early by pacer Callum Vidler, who dismissed Indian opener Arshin Kulkarni with a well-executed delivery that found the edge, caught behind by Ryan Hicks. From there, India struggled to form substantial partnerships, as key batsmen, including captain Saharan, Musheer Khan, and Sachin Dhas, failed to make significant contributions.

Beardman’s aggressive bowling rattled the Indian batting lineup, accounting for crucial wickets and preventing any substantial recovery. MacMillan, displaying his spin prowess, further compounded India’s woes by claiming important scalps at crucial junctures.

Despite a valiant effort from Adarsh Singh, who top-scored for India with a determined 47, the Australian bowlers proved too formidable. Even the partnership between Murugan Abhishek and Naman Tiwari couldn’t salvage the innings, as Australia emerged victorious.

On the batting front, Australia’s collective effort revolved around Harjas Singh’s steady innings of 55 runs, supported by contributions from other players. While no one managed a big score, partnerships around key players like Harry Dixon and skipper Hugh Weibgen ensured a competitive total.

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Limbani and Tiwari’s bowling efforts for India showed promise, but Australia’s batsmen managed to weather the storm and build crucial partnerships. Dixon’s aggressive start and subsequent partnership with Weibgen were particularly notable, as they navigated through the Indian spinners effectively.

In summary, Australia’s comprehensive victory in the ICC Under-19 World Cup final showcased their dominance over India in youth cricket, echoing their success in the senior format.