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Australia beat India in U-19 Cricket World Cup

In the U-19 Cricket World Cup final clash between Australia and India, it was Australia who emerged triumphant, clinching their fourth title with a commanding 79-run victory. Opting to bat first, Australia set a challenging target of 254 runs, courtesy of impressive performances from Oliver Peake, who scored a brisk 46 not out, and Harjas Singh, who contributed a solid 55 runs. Supported by valuable contributions from Hugh Weibgen and Harry Dixon, Australia posted a formidable total of 253/7 in their allotted 50 overs.

In response, India’s batting lineup struggled to find momentum, with opener Adarsh Singh top-scoring with a gritty 47 runs. However, consistent wicket-taking by Australia’s bowlers, particularly Mahli Beardman and Raf MacMillan, kept India’s innings in check. Despite a late surge from lower-order batsman Murugan Abhishek, who scored 42 runs off 46 balls, India fell short, eventually being bowled out for 174 runs in 43.5 overs. This comprehensive victory secured Australia’s dominance in the U-19 Cricket World Cup, leaving India to rue missed opportunities and echoing the disappointment of their senior team’s previous defeat to Australia in the 50-over World Cup final.(wattandaily.com Reports)

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