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India win Under-19 World Cup

2012-08-26 14:58

Townsville, Australia - India won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the third time, beating Australia by six wickets behind captain Unmukt Chand's 111 not out.

Australia made 225-8 on Sunday after being sent in to bat, with captain William Bosisto scoring 87 not out. India started strongly before collapsing to 97-4 before Chand guided the winners to 227-4 in the 48th over.

Chand, who hit seven fours and six sixes, shared in a 130-run partnership with Smit Patel (62 not out), who hit the winning runs with eight balls remaining.

Australia, who also have three Under-19 World Cup titles, had never lost a final in the tournament.

AP