India vs Australia U-19 World Cup Final: Manjot Kalra smashes century as India win U-19 World Cup 2018

India became the only nation to win the ICC U-19 World Cup four times. India remained undefeated throughout the tournament.

India are playing Australia in ICC U-19 World Cup final. India vs Australia ICC Under-19 World Final: Manjot Kalra struck a century in the final. (Cricket World Cup/Twitter)

Coming in to bat to chase a total of 217, India’s opening batsmen Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra got off to a strong start. The duo took their side to a total of 23/0 in 4 overs before rain interrupted the play for a short time. After the play resumed, both Shaw and Kalra, who have groomed under the tutelage of former Indian captain Rahul Dravid, did not lose their concentration and continued to pile on runs. Both once again went on to stitch a 50-run partnership, their 4th in this tournament. The duo took India to 55/0 in 10 overs. Skipper Prithvi Shaw was dismissed by Will Sutherland on 29 as Australia tasted their first success with the ball. But Shaw made way for the side’s best batsman, Shubman Gill, who has already scored three fifties and a ton in the tournament. Gill and Kalra continued to pile on runs and took India over 100 runs in the 16th over. Australia employed their best bowler Lloyd Pope in the hopes of getting a wicket but could not stop Manjot Kalra from completing his half century, his first in the tournament. Gill departed for 31, after he was cleaned up by Param Uppal. Kalra went on to smash his century as he and Harvik Desai took India to victory to clinch ICC U-19 World Cup.

India vs Australia ICC Under-19 World Cup Final highlights


  1. 1:25PM
    03 Feb, 18

    THAT IS IT! INDIA ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS! Just look at the joy on these young man's faces. They are ecstatic! India become the only side to win the trophy four times!

  2. 1:24PM
    03 Feb, 18

    Manjot Kalra has smashed his century here in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2018! Prithvi Shaw comes out to celebrate. He becomes the second player to score a ton in ICC U-19 World Cup final.

  3. 1:13PM
    03 Feb, 18
    200 up for India!

    India have reached 200 runs and they now need just 17 rus to win. It is all but over here and the celebrations are soon going to begin.

  4. 1:04PM
    03 Feb, 18
    Manjot Kalra in nervous 90s!

    Manjot Kalra has entered into nervous 90s and he almost was caught and bowled by Param Uppal. Can he score a U-19 World Cup final here?

  5. 12:56PM
    03 Feb, 18
    31 overs gone, India 176/2

    India need 41 more runs to win. Manjot Kalra is 89 not out and he is steering towards a historic century.

  6. 12:50PM
    03 Feb, 18
    Manjot Kalra moves into 80s

    SIX! Massive HIT from Manjot Kalra and he has now entered into 80s. India now need just 50 runs to win as Kalra is a few runs from his century here.

  7. 12:46PM
    03 Feb, 18
    Harvik Desai survives!

    Harvik Desai tried to pull it time but did not middle the ball properly. The ball went miles into the air but landed just a few yards away from the fielder who dived to take it but could not managed to hold on to it! PHEW!

  8. 12:42PM
    03 Feb, 18
    150 up for India!

    India have crossed 150 runs and they still have 8 wickets in hand. The Prithvi Shaw-led side need 66 more runs to win. This could go really easy for India now.

  9. 12:23PM
    03 Feb, 18
    Shubman Gill is gone for 31!

    WICKET! BIG, BIG WICKET for Australia, and it is Shubman Gill who is gone for 31. Param Uppal has cleaned up the stumps and this might put Australia back into the game.

  10. 12:17PM
    03 Feb, 18
    20 overs gone, India 125/1

    Manjot Kalra and Shubman Gill have taken India to 125/1 in 25 overs. India are cruising towards an easy victory here.

  11. 12:16PM
    03 Feb, 18
    Fifty partnership between Gill, Kalra

    Shubman Gill and Manjot Kalra have taken their partnership to fifty runs here. India are cruising towards an easy victory here. Australia need wickets.

  12. 12:09PM
    03 Feb, 18
    India 116/1 in 18 overs

    India are cruising here with Manjot Kalra smacking his fifty in 48 balls. He has looked class apart. India are 116/1 in 18 overs and need 101 runs to win now.

  13. 12:04PM
    03 Feb, 18

    Manjot Kalra has knocked his half century in the ICC U-19 World Cup final here and this is a tremendous innings by the batsman. He has looked solid and India are cruising here on the back of his innings. IND 110/1 in 17 overs

  14. 11:58AM
    03 Feb, 18
    100 up for India!

    Shuman Gill has already struck some glorious strokes here and he looks pure class in the middle. He hammers a tremendous boundary to take India over 100 runs.

  15. 11:53AM
    03 Feb, 18
    15 overs gone, India 97/1

    15 overs are up and India have reached 97/1. Shubman Gill and Manjot Kalra are building a partnership after Prithvi Shaw departed for 29. India still cruising here.

  16. 11:52AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Shubman Gill displays class!

    FOUR! Shubman Gill has started from where he left off against Pakistan. He is middling the ball comfortably and struck that one beautifully for a boundary.

  17. 11:45AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Shubman Gill vs Lloyd Pope

    There is an exciting competition going on in the middle now. It is India's best batsman Shubman Gill against Australia's rising spinner Lloyd Pope. Who will win the battle?

  18. 11:39AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Prithvi Shaw departs for 29!

    WICKET! Will Sutherland strikes and gives a HUGE blow for India. Prithvi Shaw departs for 29. Pitched it up and the ball knocked the stumps of Indian captain. IND 71/1

  19. 11:32AM
    03 Feb, 18
    India 55/0 in 10 overs

    10 overs are gone and India are 55/0 with both Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra still in the middle. Strong start for India and they have taken the attack to the opposition. India need 162 more runs to win.

  20. 11:26AM
    03 Feb, 18
    50 up for India!

    Two boundaries in this over by Prithvi Shaw in this over and another 50-run stand between Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra. These two have had enjoyed batting together in the tournament and they continue to do so in the final.

  21. 11:19AM
    03 Feb, 18
    India 37/0 in 8th over

    India's opening partnership in the series so far have been tremendous. Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra have once again given a solid start to the side. The duo have taken India to 37/0 in 8th over.

  22. 11:11AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Five overs gone

    India are 26/0 in 5 overs. The side still need 191 runs to win the trophy. Manjot Kalra is still in the middle and it seems his family is excited to watch him play at the big stage.

  23. 11:04AM
    03 Feb, 18

    The play resumes after a brief interruption. If you are a batsman, this little interruption messes with your concentration and this could hurt India. Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra need to restart once more.

  24. 10:42AM
    03 Feb, 18

    And that's a sad interruption in the match as the players are coming off the field. The rain has stopped the play and it might take a while for the game to restart now. The covers are on. Stay tuned for more updates. India 23/0 in 4 overs.

  25. 10:37AM
    03 Feb, 18

    Zak Evans knocked off the stumps and it is a NO-BALL! Free Hit for India. Manjot Kalra is on strike. And he has hit that one for MILES away! FIRST SIX OF THE MATCH and its a MASSIVE one!

  26. 10:31AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Slow start for India, 4/0 in 2 overs

    India off to slow start. Both Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra are playing extra cautiously, making sure they do not lose an early wicket. It is a low total to chase and India can afford to take their time.

  27. 10:22AM
    03 Feb, 18

    Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra are in the middle to open the innings for India. Ryan Hadley starts with the new ball. 217 runs to win in 50 overs. Can India win the trophy?

  28. 10:06AM
    03 Feb, 18
    India young bowlers receive praises!

    India U-19 bowlers have received massive praises from senior players for their bowling efforts.

  29. 9:54AM
    03 Feb, 18
    AUSTRALIA all out for 216

    India have bowled out Australia for 216 with Shivam Mavi and an easy catch behind the stumps by wicketkeeper Harvik Desai. The umpire raises his fingers. India need 217 to win the ICC U-19 World Cup trophy.

  30. 9:47AM
    03 Feb, 18

    Solid fielding effort from Shiva Singh and Baxter Holt is run out for 12. Australia are falling down like a pack of cards here. AUS 216/9

  31. 9:45AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Ruthless Nagarkoti strikes another!

    Kamlesh Nagarkoti has taken another wicket here and it is a fast and yorker delivery that just cleaned up the stumps of the tailender. His 2nd wicket in the match. AUS 214/8

  32. 9:41AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Anukul Roy dismisses Jonathan Merlo!

    WICKET! Anukul Roy gets another one here and it his wicket no. 14 in the tournament. One more wicket and he will be the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. AUS 212/7

  33. 9:37AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Australia 210/6 in 45 overs

    Australia have reached 210/6 in 45 overs. With 5 overs remaining in the day, what total will India have to chase down to win the ICC U-19 World Cup 2018?

  34. 9:33AM
    03 Feb, 18

    Poor throw from the fielder and India's chance of getting a lucky dismissal is wasted here. Good spell from Shiva. He has given 2/56 in his 10 overs here.

  35. 9:29AM
    03 Feb, 18
    200 up for Australia

    Jonathan Merlo's 70-runs knock has taken their side to 200 runs. It has taken them 43 overs to reach the landmark and it has cost them 6 wickets. 7 overs to go. What target will India have to chase here?

  36. 9:22AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Shiva Singh strikes another one!

    WICKET! Will Sutherland is gone for 5 and Shiva Singh gets his second wicket in the match. Quicker delivery from the spinner and the ball went on to go straight in Harvik Desai's hands behind the stumps. AUS 191/6

  37. 9:19AM
    03 Feb, 18
    9 overs to go!

    Australia have reached 190/5 in 41 overs. With 9 overs remaining, what total will Australia set up for India in the ICC U-19 World Cup final?

  38. 9:12AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Shiva Singh dismisses Nathan McSweeney

    WICKET! Another caught and bowled here and Nathan McSweeney has to go. He was dropped just in the previous over but failed to take the advantage. Shiva Singh gets his first wicket in the match.

  39. 9:07AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Shivam Mavi returns

    Shivam Mavi is back into the attack. He has been a tad bit expensive today but he can compensate with a wicket here.

  40. 8:56AM
    03 Feb, 18
    Shiva Singh returns

    Shiva Singh has been the most economical bowler for India so far and he has come back into the attack to replace Ishan Porel. Can he get a wicket here?