Unmukt Chand conducted from the front with a brilliant hundred as India Under-19 lifted their third World Cup title after beating formidable defending champions Australia by six wickets in the final here on Sunday.
Earlier, India won the toss and invited Australia to bat. Australia’s top order collapsed skipper middle order batsman William Bosisto brought 87 runs not out inning to take the Aussies to a total 225 runs.
India’s Sandeep Sharma took 4 wickets for 54 runs.
In reply, India’s skipper and opening batsman Unmukt Chand played a great captain inning 111 runs not out to take his team to a victory stand and win the world title for third time. Middle order wicketkeeper batsman Smit Patel who also stayed not out made 62 runs. India accomplished the target in 48th over.
Australia’s Gurinder Sandhu took 1 wicket for 43 runs.