Australia defeated India by 79 runs in the final of the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024. Australia beat India to win ICC U19 World Cup. Also, Australia chose to bat first and posted a fine score of 253 for seven, leaving India with the daunting task of chasing the highest target ever set in a junior World Cup final.
Australia beat India to win ICC U19 World Cup
Despite their brave attempts, Uday Saharan’s side fell in their quest for victory, eventually falling to a total of 174 all out. The Australian bowlers, led by the fiery Mahli Beardman (3/15) and the crafty off-spinner Raf MacMillan (3/43), applied continuous pressure, leaving India with no room to manoeuvre.
This triumph was Australia’s fourth U19 title and first since 2010, successfully avenging their losses to India in the 2012 and 2018 titles. Australia has won three major ICC trophies in the last 12 months, including the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, in addition to the titles stated above. On the other hand, India has won the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup five times before.
India dominated their group and Super Six meetings, winning convincingly over Bangladesh, Ireland, and the United States to take first place in Group A. Musheer Khan and Uday Saharan shone with the bat in the group stage, while Naman Tiwari and Saumy Pandey dominated with the ball.