In 2024, Australia secured its fourth Under-19 World Cup title with a stunning victory over India by 79 runs. This marks the fourth time Australia has won the tournament, with previous victories in 1988, 2002, and 2010. Only India has won more titles, claiming a total of five crowns, including the previous edition in 2022.
This victory also marked the fourth time India has finished as runners-up, the most by any team in the tournament’s history. The highest total by any team in an Under-19 World Cup final was achieved by Australia against India in this match, with a score of 253 for 7. This surpassed England’s previous highest chase of 242 for 3 in the 1998 edition.
Despite their defeat, India’s Uday Saharan emerged as a standout player in the tournament, scoring an impressive total of 397 runs. He was also named Player of the Tournament for his outstanding performance throughout the tournament. Additionally, India’s opening stand against USA in the group stage game was their highest of the tournament. This marks the first time India did not achieve an opening partnership of at least 50 in an Under-19 World Cup game since August 2018 against Sri Lanka.