Australia once again broke the hearts of the Indian fans as they were able to defeat India in the final of the U19 World Cup 2024 by 79 runs. The Indian team, who were playing their fifth consecutive final of the tournament, were once again not able to cross the final line and also weren’t able to win their 6th U19 World Cup trophy.

The Indian team led by Uday Saharan were not able to chase down 254 runs and were wrapped up for 174 runs. Murugan Abhishek showed some fighting spirit from the lower end of the batting lineup but it was a flop batting display by India in the U19 World Cup final played in Benoni.

Australia won their 4th U19 World Cup, and this was also the first one after 2010. India have played Australia twice in the U19 World Cup final before and won on both occasions. Australia were also able to achieve their first win against India in the U19 World Cup final.

Batting first Australia were able to put up a score of 253/7, wherein Harjas Singh top-scored with 55 runs from 64 balls. Indian pacer Raj Limbani was the star for India with the ball and took three wickets. Other than Harjas, captain Hugh Weibgen and Oliver Peake have important contributions and played innings of 48 and 46* runs respectively.

Chasing down the target, India lost an early wicket in the form of Arshin Kulkarni for 3 runs. Musheer Khan and Adarsh Singh tried to add a few runs to the team’s total and helped them come back in the match soon Musheer also got out for 22 runs. No other batsman was able to stay at the crease for long and were dismissed cheaply. Adarsh Singh and Murugan Abhishek showed some grace and played innings of 47 and 42 runs respectively. Raf MacMillan and Mahli Beardman were the stars of the show for Australia with the ball and picked up 3 wickets each.

Netizens react to India’s loss in the U19 World Cup 2024 final

The netizens also reacted to India’s loss in the U19 World Cup 2024 final. Some of them are mentioned below:

The Indian team had been absolutely dominant during the group and the knockout stages of the U19 World Cup 2024, however, it was just one bad day wherein they had to end up on the losing side.


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