Middle-order, Beardman shoot Australia to World Cup glory

Australia clinched their fourth U19 World Cup title with an emphatic 79-run win over defending champions India in Benoni. It was the first time Australia beat India in the title clash, having lost on two occasions previously.

That India had their backs against the wall was apparent when Australia racked up 253/7 after opting to bat, the highest total in an U19 World Cup final. Harjas Singh was the top scorer with 55 while Hugh Weibgen (48), Oliver Peake (46) and Harry Dixon (42) made significant contributions with the bat. India went on to be bowled out for 174 inside 44 overs, with Mahli Beardman and Raf Macmillan sharing six wickets between them.

The Boys in Blue were dominant throughout the tournament, emerging victorious in all six matches before the final. However, Australia outplayed them when it mattered the most.

Brief Scores: Australia U19 253/7 (Harjas 55, Weibgen 48, Peake 46*; Limbani 3-38) beat India U19 174 in 43.5 overs (Adarsh 47; Beardman 3-15, Macmillan 3-43) by 79 runs

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