India captain Unmukt Chand on Sunday hailed the "team spirit and obedience" of his boys after they upstaged formidable defending champions Australia to clinch their third Under-19 World Cup title.

"We started two years ago. It has been a great journey. Initially we were 15 people from different states but over the time we have evolved into a single unit. The boys have been very obedient and have helped me a lot in this campaign," Chand, who was adjudged man of the match for his unbeaten 11-run knock, said.

The Delhi lad's knock was the bedrock of India's successful chase of a challenging victory target of 226 set by Australia in bowler-friendly conditions.

Chand, in company of wicketkeeper batsman Smit Patel (62 not out), raised a 130-run partnership for the fifth wicket to help India's chase.