|ICC Under-19 Men’s World Cup final, Willowmoore Park, South Africa
|Australia U19 253-7 (50.0 overs): H Singh 55; Limbani 3-38
|India U19 174 all out (43.5 overs): A Singh 47; Beardman 3-15
|Australia won by 79 runs
Australia won the Under-19 World Cup for the fourth time after a 79-run victory over India in the final.
Australia posted a competitive 253-7 from their 50 overs as Harjas Singh top-scored with 55 while Raj Limbani took 3-38 for India.
India opener Adarsh Singh compiled a patient 47 but only three other India batters made double figures as they were dismissed for 174.
Mahli Beardman finished the pick of the bowlers for the Aussies with 3-15.
Australia’s victory was the first time they had won the trophy at U19 level since 2010.
Victorious Australia captain Hugh Weibgen said: “I’m so proud of this group of boys and the coaches. A lot of work has gone in over the last few months.
“India are obviously a class side. They dominated the whole tournament and they were on the wrong side today but they have a lot of class.”
South Africa fast bowler Kwena Maphaka was named as the player of the tournament after he picked up 21 wickets at an average of 9.71.