Rahul Dravid on Saturday finally got his hands on a World Cup trophy after his boys beat Australia in the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup final.India pulled off a sensational eight-wicket win over Australia in the big final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup to become the only side in history to lift the coveted title for a record fourth time.
India became the first nation to win the ICC U19 World Cup four times. They had earlier won the title in 2000, 2008 and 2012.
Electing to bat first, Australia were dismissed for 216 runs in 47.2 overs. Ishan Porel, Shiva Singh and Anukul Roy picked up two wickets each for India.
Opener Manoj Kalra remained unbeaten on 101 runs off 102 deliveries while Harvik Desai was not out on 47 at the other end.
Brief Scores: India 220/2 (Manjot Kalra 102*, Harvik Desai 47*) beat Australia 216 all out by eight wickets to win the 2018 Under-19 World Cup.
Dravid told Simon Doull after the match : “I am really proud of the boys, proud of the effort that they have put in and proud of the support staff as well. I think the effort we have put in over the last 14 months have been sensational. They really deserved this, couldn’t be really happier and proud for this bunch of boys. It’s really nice for them and hopefully it’s a memory they’ll cherish for a long time, and hopefully it’s not a memory that defines them and they will have a lot more bigger and better memories as they go on ahead in their careers,”
Dravid also stated that he tends to get a lot of attention, which should be directed at the players instead.
“Coaching this team I tend to get a lot of attention, but it is really about the quality of support staff that we have had and the effort they have put in has been amazing,” he further added.
BCCI announces prize money for victorious India U19 team.
Mr Rahul Dravid, Head Coach India U19 – INR 50 lakhs
Members of India U19 team – INR 30 lakhs each
Members of the Support Staff, India U19 – INR 20 lakhs each
Full Scorecard :
|Jack Edwards c Kamlesh Nagarkoti b Ishan Porel||28||29||5||0||96.55|
|Max Bryant c Abhishek Sharma b Ishan Porel||14||12||3||0||116.66|
|Jason Sangha (C) c Harvik Desai b Kamlesh Nagarkoti||13||24||1||0||54.16|
|Jonathan Merlo c Shiva Singh b Anukul Roy||76||102||6||0||74.5|
|Param Uppal c & b Anukul Roy||34||58||3||0||58.62|
|Nathan McSweeney c & b Shiva Singh||23||29||2||0||79.31|
|Will Sutherland c Harvik Desai b Shiva Singh||5||8||1||0||62.5|
|Baxter Holt (W) run out (Shiva Singh)||13||13||0||0||100|
|Zak Evans b Kamlesh Nagarkoti||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Ryan Hadley c Harvik Desai b Shivam Mavi||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Lloyd Pope not out||0||3||0||0||0|
(b – 0, w – 7, no – 0, lb – 1, penalty – 0)
|Total||216 (4.56 runs per over)|
|Prithvi Shaw (C) b Will Sutherland||29||41||4||0||70.73|
|Manjot Kalra not out||101||102||8||3||99.01|
|Shubman Gill b Param Uppal||31||30||4||0||103.33|
|Harvik Desai (W) not out||47||61||5||0||77.04|
(b – 0, w – 10, no – 1, lb – 1, penalty – 0)
|Total||220 (5.66 runs per over)|