India won the Under 19 Cricket World Cup for the third time as captain Unmukt Chand saved his best for last, coming up with a crucial, unbeaten, spectacular ton in the final against Australia today.
Chand, considered as the next big thing in Indian Cricket, turned things around for his team just when the match seemed to be slipping away from India's grasp.
Australian skipper William Bosisto's 87 not out got the team to a decent 225 after being sent in. The Indian batsmen were expected to struggle against a pacy
Australian attack. However, Chand decided to come up with his third consecutive century in tournament finals to lift the trophy with six wickets and 14 balls remaining.
The Indian batting was strong and confident with the last 74 runs coming in just 54 balls.