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Aussies stun India AGAIN as next generation of stars seal another World Cup win

India have once again failed to beat Australia in a final as the Aussies smashed their rivals by 79 runs to take out the ICC Under 19s World Cup.

The victory was Australia’s fourth time they had taken out the tournament and the third time in the last eight months they had beaten India in a final, with the senior side winning the World Test Championship and World Cup.

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Australia batted impressively on their way to 7-253 after their 50 overs, with the total representing the highest ever recorded by a team in the final in the history of the tournament, beating out England’s 3-242 back in 1998.

Skipper Hugh Weibgen won the toss and elected to bat first in Benoni, South Africa in a move that initially backfired.

The Aussies lost gun opener Sam Konstas for a duck, being bowled by spearhead quick Raj Limbani in the third over.

But Weibgen, alongside the in-form Harry Dixon steadied the ship, combining for a 78-run partnership before the captain departed for 48 from 66 balls.

Australia celebrate after winning the Under-19 World Cup final. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Dixon (42) soon followed and was unable to add another half century to his tally, having recorded three across the tournament.

Harjas Singh and Ryan Hicks were able to steady the ship before Hicks departed 66 runs later, tallying 20 off 25 balls.

Meanwhile Singh, who had struggled throughout the tournament shone bright, belted 55 off 64 balls that included three sixes.

Before the final the middle order batsmen had only scored 49 runs at an average of 8.1.

Oliver Peake then carried the Aussies all the way to the end of the innings, finishing unbeaten on 46 from 43 balls in a well measured knock.

India’s chase got off to a disastrous start when opener Arshin Kulkarni departed for just three runs in the third over.

It’s the third time in the last eight months Australia has beaten India in a final. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty images)Source: Getty Images

Ararsh Singh and Musheer Khan slowly steadied the ship before the latter departed for 22 when he was bowled by Mahli Beardman, leaving India on 2/40.

From there, the Aussie bowling attack ripped through India’s order, claiming four wickets for 36 runs as skipper Uday Saharan, Sachin Dhas, Priyanshu Moliya and Aravelly Avanish Rao all fell for single digits.

Singh’s valiant knock of 47 was brought to an end by Beardman for his third wicket of the match in the 31st over to leave India reeling at 7/115.

Although a late flurry of runs from Murugan Perumal Abhishek threatened to make it interesting, the remainder of India’s tail failed to fire as they were bowled out for 174 in the 44th over.

Beardman finished the best of the bowlers with dazzling figures of three wickets for just 15 runs while off-spinner Raf MacMillan contributed three wickets for 43 runs.

The Under-19 World Cup victory is Australia’s first since 2010, when Aussie cult hero Mitchell Marsh led the charge.