India U-19 team didn't give any chance to Australia U-19 in the ICC World Cup U-19 final and won the game with ease. Jason Sangha, the Australian skipper lauded the Indian team for their much-deserved victory on Saturday.
"They outplayed us. Full credit to India. They played very well. Good for their supporters who came out today. Best of luck to the guys for the IPL," Sangha told.
Electing to bat first, Australia were dismissed for a modest total of 216 runs in 47.2 overs. Ishan Porel, Shiva Singh and Anukul Roy picked up two wickets each. India were good to wrap up Aussies' tail quickly. From 212 for 7, Australia were skittled out for 216, giving their bowlers very little to work with.
Indian opener Manjot Kalra led India's chase and scored an unbeaten 101 as Indian team clinched the victory with 67 balls to spare.
Despite being outplayed in the final, Sangha said that they are proud of their performance. "I really don't know what to say at the moment but I'm so proud of the guys. We've grown and grown as cricketers. Hopefully, we can go back home and learn from these mistakes. The guys played really well and did what I asked them to do. And to work with the support staff and guys with international experience was great for us kids. We've enjoyed our time in New Zealand," Sangha said.
"The best thing about today was the guys really tried to grind it in. As captain, you can't really complain when they're giving 110 percent with bat and ball, but credit to India," he added.
"Thank you to the crowd today as well. It as fantastic to see them come today. Thanks, everyone, and congratulations India."
(With IANS inputs)