| Updated: Feb 3, 2018, 14:53 IST


  1. Australia, choosing to bat after winning the toss, were all out for 216 in 47.2 overs.
  2. Indian opening batsman Manjot Kalra scored an unbeaten 101.
  3. India remained undefeated in the tournament.
Indian players and staff celebrate their victory in the U19 World Cup final. (AFP Photo)
NEW DELHI: As India lifted a record fourth Under-19 World Cup trophy after an eight-wicket rout of Australia in the final and giving Rahul Dravid the biggest success of his coaching career, Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for Prithvi Shaw and his boys.

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Delhi-boy Manjot Kalra scored an unbeaten 101 off 102 balls as India chased down the modest target in 38.5 overs. India surpassed Australia in the race of most U-19 World Cup titles with a fourth crown.

India’s previous title came in Australia in 2012 when the Unmukt Chand-led team beat the hosts in the final. The Virat Kohli-led side was victorious in 2008 and Mohammed Kaif was captain when India triumphed way back in 2000.

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The team’s performance was also a fitting tribute to coach Dravid, who finally got his hands on a World Cup trophy. Under Dravid, the side had finished runner-up in the 2016 edition in Bangladesh.

Here are some of the congratulatory messages that flooded Twitter:


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