India made the title for the fourth time by defeating Australia by eight wickets in the Under-19 World Cup final on the Bay Oval ground here, thanks to the centenary innings of opener Manjot Kalra. India’s target of 217 runs on Sunday was achieved by Manjot Kalra’s 101 in 38.5 overs, with eight wickets in hand. Apart from Kalra, Shubhaman Gill (31) and wicketkeeper Harvic Desai (47) scored for India.
Along with winning the title, the BCCI has also announced the prize for the Under-19 team. However, the BCCI had already announced cash prize in the pleasure of reaching the finals of India’s Under-19s.
BCCI announces prize money for victorious India U19 team.
Mr Rahul Dravid, Head Coach India U19 – INR 50 lakhs
Members of India U19 team – INR 30 lakhs each
Members of the Support Staff, India U19 – INR 20 lakhs each
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 3, 2018
Rs. 50 lakhs for Head coach Rahul Dravid, Rs. 30 lakhs for all the members of Under-19 Team India and Rs. 20 lakhs for Sporting Staff of Under-19 Team India.
Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli congrats Under-19 Team India.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) February 3, 2018
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 3, 2018