India’s path to U19WC glory in pictures

India lifted the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand after a nearly flawless tournament display with no side able to test the boys in blue.

We now take a look at their path to glory in pictures:

India Under-19s 328/7 (50/50 ov); Australia Under-19s 228 (42.5/50 ov)

India started their tournament with a bang beating Australia comfortably in what was a tricky opening fixture.

Manjot Kalra sweeps around the corner on his way to a score of 86.
Abhishek Sharma and Aryan Juyal of India celebrate the wicket of Australia captain Jason Sangha.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti of India celebrates after taking the wicket of Austin Waugh.

Papua New Guinea Under-19s 64 (21.5/50 ov); India Under-19s 67/0 (8/50 ov)

Papua New Guinea were no match for India with their batting crumbling before Privthi Shaw dominated the chase.

Kamlesh Nagarkoti of India Bowls during Papua New Guinea’s innings of 64 all out.
Abhishek Sharma puts in the effort in the field.
Captain Prithvi Shaw was one of the stars of the tournament for India and made a dominant 57 not out in the chase.

Zimbabwe Under-19s 154 (48.1/50 ov); India Under-19s 155/0 (21.4/50 ov)

Zimbabwe did not provide much more resistance than the Islanders had done in the previous match and India cruised to victory.

Nkosilathi Nungu of Zimbabwe is bowled out by Anukul Roy.
Harvik Desai hit an unbeaten 56 against Zimbabwe.
Shubman Gill starred smashing 90 not out off 88 balls.

Quarter-final: India Under-19s 265 (49.2/50 ov); Bangladesh Under-19s 134 (42.1/50 ov)

Shubman Gill put in a star turn in their quarter-final before the India bowlers made short work of the young Tigers batting.

Shubman Gill was in top form again against Bangladesh.
India quickly dispatched the Bangladesh batsmen.
Shubman Gill was honoured with the man of the match award for his 86.

Semi-final: India Under-19s 272/9 (50/50 ov); Pakistan Under-19s 69 (29.3/50 ov)

The semi-final promised much but Pakistan’s batsmen didn’t turn up and India marched into the final.

Pakistan’s bowlers brought the game to India
Shubman Gill was rock solid though and brought up a century.
India destroyed Pakistan with the ball though to book a place in the final.

Final: Australia Under-19s 216 (47.2/50 ov); India Under-19s 220/2 (38.5/50 ov)

India yet again proved too good for Australia bookending their triumph with victories over the boys from down under.

Ishan Porel made the early inroads into the Aussie batting.
Harvik Desai celebrates the run out of opposite number Baxter Holt
Manjot Kalra was the hero of the final
Kalra eased India past the Aussie target
Skipper and coach get their hands on the trophy