Unmukt Chand's ton hands India 3rd Under-19 World Cup win

Captain Unmukt Chand slammed an unbeaten 111 runs to stun defending champions Australia and power India to their third U-19 World Cup title in Townsville.

updated: August 27, 2012 09:38 IST
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Townsville, Australia:
Unmukt Chand led from the front with a magnificent hundred as India Under-19 lifted their third World Cup title after beating formidable defending champions Australia by six wickets in the final on Sunday.

This was India U-19s first triumph after Mohammed Kaif and Virat Kohli led their respective teams to victory in 2000 and 2008 editions respectively.

Courtesy a magnificent unbeaten 111 by Unmukt and his unbroken partnership of 130 runs with glovesman Smit Patel, India overhauled a competitive target of 226 on a bouncy strip with 14 balls to spare.

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