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  • 1:30 PM IST

    INDIA WIN THEIR FOURTH WORLD CUP! They have been sublime in this edition. Prithvi Shaw and co. hardly dropped a sweat. Manjot Kalra remained unbeaten on 101*, fifth player to score a hundred in a final.

  • 1:12 PM IST

    Indian camp is all ready to celebrate. Some are already up from their seats. Happy faces and smiles around. Kalra, meanwhile, is on 96. And the chase is getting into piece of cake now. Desai and Kalra are comfortable with the singles coming. And that’s 200 up for India.

  • 1:02 PM IST

    Kalra is on song to his century and on the brink of becoming a world hero now. Meanwhile, India are closing in on record 4th title. The target is not too far for them.

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  • 12:55 PM IST

    Kalra is not too far from his century, Gill did it against Pakistan and now it is Kalra’s turn. And what better opportunity than the final. Another 41 runs to go.

  • 12:49 PM IST

    Manjot Kalra seems to be in a hurry to finish off things. Another six from his willow. India are now 52 runs away from victory.

  • 12:40 PM IST

    Kalra took his time but found the gap, finally. A flashy boundary and happy Indian faces in the pavillion. Also, 150 up for India. They need 67 to win

  • 12:35 PM IST

    The flow of runs have mellowed down after Gill’s wicket. Australian spinners have done their job. Kalra, meanwhile is keeping his momentum. India need 73 to win.

  • 12:22 PM IST

    Oh, what just happened there. Hit and miss moment, this be. Australia were in a hunt for a big wicket and they get just that. India 2 down and need 86 to win. Can the script change from here?

  • 12:14 PM IST

    Jonathan Merlo has been called into attack and has been effective for Australia after a hailstorm of runs falling over the Australian bowlers. India has chased comfortably so far and now can manage even with singles. Need 97 to win

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    Kalra enjoys playing against Australian camp looks like. This is his second fifty against the side in this tournament. He had slammed 86 in the first match. And the punjabis are dancing their way to glory already.

  • 11:56 AM IST

    With a boundary to the deep extra cover, India are 100 up. As I mentioned earlier, these guys unperturbed by the the fact that this is final. India are marching to victory with 114 required to win.

  • 11:52 AM IST

    Pope continues to be smashed by the Indian batsmen. It just does not seem to be his day. These batsmen look confident and all gutted to clinch their fourth title. Pope continuing to be expensive this over. India need 120 to win

  • 11:46 AM IST

    Lloyd Pope came into attack and Shubman Gill at the other end. Where there was hope of Pope taking a wicket, Shubman just went all guns blazing. 13 runs from Pope’s first spell.

  • 11:38 AM IST

    Peach of delivery from Sutherland and Shaw gone for 29. Sutherland is all charged up. He knows the importance of this wicket. India need 146 to win

  • 11:35 AM IST

    Introduction of Jack Edwards has produced boundaries for India. India are exhibiting some classic piece of chasing here. 15 runs from Edwards over. Just what they needed. The equation has come down to 147 runs now.

  • 11:25 AM IST

    Consecutive boundaries add 50 runs on the scoreboard. This partnership is just the start India needed.

  • 11:23 AM IST

    Shaw and Kalra have already added 40 runs on board. This chase is becoming a cakewalk for India. Boundaries coming in every over. The rains have indeed proven to be a boon for India. Need 174 to win

  • 11:16 AM IST
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    Looks like history is on the cards, let’s hope it is!

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  • 11:13 AM IST

    Shaw had posted a masterclass show against Australia in the first match of 94. Can he repeat his show again? Can India break the norm that has been witnessed by the senior team in Champions Trophy or India Women in the World Cup? India need 186 to win

  • 11:09 AM IST

    So play resumes and no overs have been lost. Ryan Hadley continues. He closking 132 kmph. Can the rains prove to be lucky for the Indian openers? Just when one thought these were passing showers, the umbrellas can be seen are back again outside. Conditions not looking good. India 26/0 after 5 overs. Need 191 to win. Perfect start for India.

India have remained unbeaten thun far in the tournament © Getty Images
India have remained unbeaten thun far in the tournament © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of India vs AustraliaICC Under-19 World Cup 2018 final. The summit clash will be played at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. We at CricketCountry will be presenting you all the live proceedings from the match. India are certainly favourites, unbeaten against Australia in the last 7 U-19 ODI between the sides. In addition, India are undefeated in the ongoing edition. They have stormed into the final beating Australia, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

The current form and recent past encounters gives edge to Prithvi Shaw-led India. They commenced their campaign by thrashing Australia (by 100 runs). In addition, India defeated Australia in both sides’ previous clash in (2012) U-19 World Cup final. Unmukt Chand’s batch got the better of then hosts by 6 wickets in pursuit of 226. Nonetheless, past records hold no significance in an all-important ICC final.

Shaw, wary of this fact, stated: “They [Australia] are a good side, it will be challenging for us even though they have lost against us in the first game. They have got a better side right now. We will stick to our process and will try to execute it on the field.”

As of now, India and Australia remain the joint-most successful sides in the history of the tournament — with 3 titles each. Which side will cross the final hurdle, and become the most successful team by virtue of a win on Saturday?


India U19: Prithvi Shaw (c), Shubman Gill, Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Harvik Desai, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Aryan Juyal, Arshdeep Singh, Pankaj Yadav, Aditya Thakare

Australia U19: Jason Sangha (c), Will Sutherland, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Zak Evans, Jarrod Freeman, Ryan Hadley, Baxter J Holt, Nathan McSweeney, Jonathan Merlo, Lloyd Pope, Param Uppal, Austin Waugh, Aaron Hardie