Captain Uday Saharan examines India’s poor batting performance in the U-19 World Cup final. Australia defeated India by 79 runs to claim their fourth U19 World Cup title.
India’s dismal batting performance cost them 79 runs in the Under-19 World Cup final against Australia. Batting initially, the Kangaroos struggled to get going, but Hugh Weibgen, Harjas Singh, and Oliver Peake rose to the situation, helping Australia score 253 runs in the first innings.
Finally, Mahli Beardman and Callum Vidler wreaked havoc on the Men in Blue. Beardman claimed three wickets and Vidler two to scare India’s top order at Willowmoore Park in Benoni. After a few fast wickets, India was 55/3, and they ultimately reached 91/6. Only opener Adarsh Singh and Murugan Abhishek demonstrated character, but neither could lead India to victory.
Following a painful setback, skipper Uday Saharan remarked that the batters attempted some wild strokes in the middle, costing them the game. The 19-year-old stated that the boys prepared well for the final but were unable to execute in the middle.
“That was fine. We only played a few shots and were unable to spend much time on the surface. We were prepared, yet we were unable to execute well. ESPNcricinfo reported Saharan as stating, “That’s where we went wrong.”
“I’m quite proud of the boys; they played exceptionally well. From start to finish, the entire team shown a battling spirit. “They performed admirably, and I am proud of them,” he added.
There have been a lot of learnings: Saharan
Saharan, the Under-19 World Cup’s best run-scorer, noted that his team learned a lot during the event. The Rajasthan-born batsman stated that he plans to use his newfound knowledge to become a better version of himself in the coming years.
“There has been a lot of learning from the beginning to the present. I learned a lot from the staff, and I learned even more throughout the match. “I just want to take everything I’ve learned from this tournament and use it to advance my career,” Saharan remarked.