England were 42 for 3 in 11 overs against India in the summit clash of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in West Indies when reports last came in.
Earlier, England won the toss and opted to bat first in the final at North Sound.
India is eying a record-extending fifth title at this level, while England aim for their second Under-19 World Cup triumph, and the first in 24 years.
In the semi-final match, captain Yash Dhull’s brilliant century helped India beat Australia by a huge margin of 96 runs.
In the other semi-final match, England gave a thrilling 15-run defeat to Afghanistan by the Duckworth-Lewis method.