Australia emerged victorious in the Under-19 World Cup, defeating India by a massive 79 runs to secure their fourth title. This marks the fourth time that Australia has won the tournament, with previous victories coming in 1988, 2002, and 2010. Only India has won more titles, claiming a total of five crowns, including the previous edition in 2022.
This victory also marks the fourth time that India has finished as runners-up in the tournament, making them the most successful runners-up in its history. Despite their defeat, India’s Uday Saharan was named as one of the standout players of the tournament. He scored a staggering 397 runs throughout the competition.
In addition to his impressive performance with bat in hand, Saharan also led India’s opening stand against USA in a group stage game that saw them achieve their highest partnership of the tournament – a remarkable feat given that they failed to achieve an opening partnership of at least 50 for the first time since August 2018 against Sri Lanka.
Sampath Bandarupalli, a statistician at ESPNcricinfo provided these insights on both teams’ performances throughout