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India beat Australia for record fourth U-19 Cricket World Cup title

India’s team celebrate their victory in the U 19 cricket World Cup final match on February 3, 2018. (MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Kiran Paul

India lifted the U-19 Cricket World Cup trophy on Saturday for a record fourth time, comfortably beating Australia by wight wickets in the final at Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. India chased down Australia’s 216 with more than 11 overs to spare, with opener Manjot Kalra’s leading the battle with an unbeaten 101. His ton included eight fours and three sixes. Kalra was supported by wicket-keeper Harvik Desai, who was 47 not out when he finished the match with a boundary. Captain Prithvi Shaw scored 29 at the top of the innings and Shubman Gill added 31. “I really can’t express…

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