Australia v India, ICC U-19 World Cup, final, Townsville August 26, 2012

Chand ton gives India Under-19 World Cup

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India 227 for 4 (Chand 111*, Patel 62*) beat Australia 225 for 8 (Bosisto 87*, Sandeep 4-54) by six wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Unmukt Chand led India to World Cup glory at Tony Ireland Stadium, his unbeaten century ensuring his side saved its best batting performance for when it counted most, pulling off the highest successful chase at this venue to beat defending champions Australia in the final. Chand, who was ably supported by Baba Aparajith and Smit Patel, secured India's third Under-19 world title, after triumphs in 2000 and 2008.

Chand and Patel shared an unbroken 130-run stand for the fifth wicket, after India had slipped from 75 for 1 to 97 for 4. At no stage of the chase did they let the asking rate climb too much, and several huge hits on the home stretch ensured the target was achieved in the 48th over. Smit pulling Turner to the midwicket boundary was the signal for thirteen Indians to sprint to the middle, carrying flags and piling on to their heroes.

Chand's innings was the defining performance of the World Cup and he chose the perfect moment to produce it, outshining his worthy counterpart William Bosisto, whose 87 had dragged Australia from 38 for 4 towards a competitive score. Bosisto finished unbeaten for the fifth time in six innings, ending the tournament with an average of 276. He would have gladly swapped that for a more human figure, though, in return for not dropping Chand when India needed 49 off 41 balls.

India's manic celebrations at the finish indicated a release of tremendous pressure that had built up during the pursuit. They had lost Prashant Chopra early and, in Mark Steketee's second over, Chand was lucky to survive a close lbw shout. He was on 3 at the time. Like in the semi-final, Chand was a nervy starter, playing and missing and edging past his stumps. At the other end, however, Baba Aparajith began to play an array of exquisite drives on the off side, and Chand soon found his touch too.

When Gurinder Sandhu was brought into the attack in the ninth over, Chand attacked him right away, cutting in the air to the backward point boundary and lofting on the up for six over long-off. The 50 partnership came off 48 balls. Aparajith showed he could play the short ball too, controlling a hook off Steketee to the fine-leg boundary. India had been 11 for 1 after four overs. They were 60 for 1 after ten.

The Chand-Aparajith partnership had produced 73 when Aparajith was caught on the drive by Turner at extra cover, two balls after he had driven Sandhu for another sublime four. Turner made another quick breakthrough, catching Hanuma Vihari off his own bowling for 4. As Vijay Zol walked in, Chand went up to him, had a chat and patted him on the back, but he edged to Peirson for 1 off 14balls. India were suddenly 97 for 4. They would have been five down had Peirson held a tough chance off Chand in the 19th over, when he was on 38. Patel was let off by Peirson too, on 2, and he made Australia pay.

Patel was the cool partner that Chand needed and the two batsmen focused on keeping wickets in hand for the end game, finding the boundary occasionally but taking singles and two frequently. The asking rate touched six an over for the first time when there were 17 left; India needed 102 and they had the batting Powerplay to come. In the final over of fielding restrictions, Chand heaved Turner for perhaps the biggest six hit at Tony Ireland Stadium during this tournament. It nearly went on to the road beyond the midwicket boundary.

The equation had boiled down to 49 off 41, and then Chand chipped Gregory straight to midwicket, where Bosisto dropped a sitter. Three balls later, Chand launched Gregory over the straight boundary, a blow that was bound to have broken Australia. He hit another six off Gregory, his fifth of six, over cover to bring up his century and stayed on to finish the job.

India's batsmen came good after their bowlers had a hot and cold day, their first such performance in this tournament. India had won the toss for the first time at this venue and Sandeep struck with his fourth delivery. He bowled an inswinger that Jimmy Peirson shouldered arms to, hit off stump, and celebrated with the nonchalance of a man who has made an early wicket a habit. In his second over, Sandeep had the other opener Cameron Bancroft lbw, reducing Australia to 8 for 2.

The other new-ball bowler Kamal Passi wasn't as successful. At the end of their first spells, Sandeep had figures of 5-2-8-2 and Passi 4-0-24-0.

Chand brought on his offspinner in the 11th over and Aparajith went round the wicket immediately to the left-hand batsman Kurtis Patterson and bowled him. In the next, Ravikant drew an edge from Meyrick Buchanan and Australiawere 38 for 4. Bosisto and Travis Head had to rescue the innings, like they had against England and Bangladesh.

They had barely got started when Head, on 5, cut Ravikant to point where Akshdeep Nath dropped a straightforward chance. He was lucky to survive an lbw appeal from Aparajith on 20 as well and went on to score 37 out of a 65-run stand with Bosisto.

The partnership ended in a run out, after Harmeet Singh had moved swiftly to his left at point to intercept a Bosisto cut and threw at the non-striker's end. Head had run a long way down and was a few inches short when Aparajith broke the stumps even though he dived desperately. Australia were 103 for 5 in the 30th over and Head stormed off the field rapidly.

The mix-up did not fluster Bosisto. He forged a 93-run partnership with the offspinner Ashton Turner, who was dropped on 2 when he tried to cut Aparajith and gave Smit Patel a reflex chance. Passi returned for a third spell in the 35th over but his day did not improve. Bosisto pulled a short ball, it had taken him 71 balls to hit his first boundary. Bosisto picked up speed, sweeping both spinners and driving Sandeep for boundaries, to score 59 off his last 50 balls and was a knackered man as he walked off the field to the applause of his team-mates and the crowd.

Bosisto was applauded later, too, when he picked up the Player of the Tournament award. However, it was his counterpart, Chand, who had won the day and the World Cup for India.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY serious-am-i on | August 28, 2012, 21:24 GMT

    Aussie fans, just get over this can we ? Ind were better on the day & won period. @Shahed Rahman Raniz: Ban played their matches on the best batting tracks in Aus, while India played most of their matches at Townsville where most of the teams struggled with their batting not just India. So, u can't say Ban would have done well over here with terms of batting. Just because ur batsman scored the top runs it doesn't mean he deserves all the credits if that's the case then in 1996 WC SRT was the highest rungetter, in 1999 WC Rahul Dravid was the highest run getter, in 2003 WC SRT was again the top run getter, 2011 WC Dilshan was the top rungetter so where are we leading to this ?BD failed to get over line in the very quarters and u talk about beating India - who have won, in ur dreams pal. You can't respect other teams victories and u expect people all over the world to respect BD, double standards anyone ? Learn to respect if you wish to command respect.

  • POSTED BY Indiana_jones99 on | August 28, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    There appears to be a lot of empty vessels making a lot of racket. Some losing fans amongst that lot. IF aussies had held their catches ... IF Banglasdesh had played India ....IF THAT HAD HAPPENNED ... IF this had happenned and so on and so forth. The problem is that any statement starting with IF ARE NOT FACTS. Another aspect of some of the losing fans is the Ostrich behaviour. Bury their head in sand when faced with unpalatable facts.

  • POSTED BY Indiana_jones99 on | August 28, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    @v.jammy to your claim that Unamul should have been man of series instead of Bosisto, I have introduced a scoring system which rates the opposition. As follows vs IND = 1, vs AUS = 15/16, vs SA =14/16, vs NZ=13/16 vs ENG = 12/16, vs WI = 11/16, vs BAN = 10/16, vs PAK = 9/16, vs SL = 8/16, vs AFG = 7/16, vs SCO = 6/16, vs IRL = 5/16, vs NEP = 4/16, vs PNG = 3/16, vs ZIM = 2/16, vs Namibia = 1/16. These are scale factors used on runs scored. The scaled scores take into account the strength of the opposition against which the runs were scored. Bosisto scores 87 against India, scaled score=87 Now the scaled scores given first. actual run given in bracket. Boisisto : vs IND 87 (87), vs ENG 26.3 (35) vs NEP 1.8 (7) vs IRL 15.8 (36) vs BAN 44.4 (71) vs SA 37 (40). Total 212.3 (365). Anamul : vs ENG 42 (56), vs AUS 8.4 (9), vs PAK 69.7 (128), vs NMB 2 (32) vs SL 50.5 (101) vs SA 34.5 (35). Total 207.1 (365) So Bosisto pips Unamul for the Player of the series.

  • POSTED BY on | August 28, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    chand played rlayed splendidly in the australian conditions that to in the final against australia.he definetly deserves a place in the international side.i expect that he would come soon

  • POSTED BY maddy20 on | August 28, 2012, 2:50 GMT

    @Smith Robertson You cannot blame anyone else for making silly mistakes. At the end of the day, the team that bats better, fields better and bowls better wins. At U-19 level your ability to hold nerve when it matters the most will win you games. Same thing happened in the quadranglar series in Aus early this year. This final seems like a repeat of that game @ Shahed Rahman Raniz I am laughing my butt off here. We are very afraid of facing a team that finished 7th! Bangladesh has never won any tournament and they never will. Take it from me!

  • POSTED BY on | August 28, 2012, 1:02 GMT

    This is amazing,the kind of talent the boys have displayed puts them in strong step ahead in their careers.Great for indian cricket.

    Many Congratulations for Chand and Team.Keep rocking

  • POSTED BY Harmony111 on | August 27, 2012, 20:59 GMT

    @Smith Robertson: In that case, weren't Australia lucky to win the 99 WC cos Gibbs had dropped Waugh in the Super Six match huh? As for this final match, Aussies were unable to take the catches cos they were unable to handle the pressure and collapsed under it. It's not that Indian fielding was flawless and they should have restricted Aus to much less than 225 after reducing them to 38/4 but they couldn't. A match is about doing as much good as you can and making the most of the other team's mistakes. India did both of these and hence won the final. And ROTFL to see that you think India did not too well to win the match when India moved from 98/4 to 226/4. How is such a match winning partnership at a crucial time in the match not evidence of India doing well?

  • POSTED BY ProdigyA on | August 27, 2012, 20:20 GMT

    India have always produced great batsmen time and again so im not surprised if Unmukt goes on be another Virat but what stood out is Unmukt's big game temperment. I saw his innings for the most part and loved the composure with which he batted inspite of loosing partners at the other end.

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | August 27, 2012, 20:09 GMT

    BD can't win single tournament forget abt this WC. They r minnows and will remain so

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    As an Aussie very disappointed that we have lost this match a game we really should've won. India didn't play well after seeing the highlights rather we gave it away from making those silly mistakes. Chamd good 100 but should've been caught twice in his 30s and 80s but like I said Australia made silly mistakes. For me Australia apart from the final played like World Champs India was just lucky today but yeah congratulations on the win!

  • POSTED BY serious-am-i on | August 28, 2012, 21:24 GMT

    Aussie fans, just get over this can we ? Ind were better on the day & won period. @Shahed Rahman Raniz: Ban played their matches on the best batting tracks in Aus, while India played most of their matches at Townsville where most of the teams struggled with their batting not just India. So, u can't say Ban would have done well over here with terms of batting. Just because ur batsman scored the top runs it doesn't mean he deserves all the credits if that's the case then in 1996 WC SRT was the highest rungetter, in 1999 WC Rahul Dravid was the highest run getter, in 2003 WC SRT was again the top run getter, 2011 WC Dilshan was the top rungetter so where are we leading to this ?BD failed to get over line in the very quarters and u talk about beating India - who have won, in ur dreams pal. You can't respect other teams victories and u expect people all over the world to respect BD, double standards anyone ? Learn to respect if you wish to command respect.

  • POSTED BY Indiana_jones99 on | August 28, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    There appears to be a lot of empty vessels making a lot of racket. Some losing fans amongst that lot. IF aussies had held their catches ... IF Banglasdesh had played India ....IF THAT HAD HAPPENNED ... IF this had happenned and so on and so forth. The problem is that any statement starting with IF ARE NOT FACTS. Another aspect of some of the losing fans is the Ostrich behaviour. Bury their head in sand when faced with unpalatable facts.

  • POSTED BY Indiana_jones99 on | August 28, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    @v.jammy to your claim that Unamul should have been man of series instead of Bosisto, I have introduced a scoring system which rates the opposition. As follows vs IND = 1, vs AUS = 15/16, vs SA =14/16, vs NZ=13/16 vs ENG = 12/16, vs WI = 11/16, vs BAN = 10/16, vs PAK = 9/16, vs SL = 8/16, vs AFG = 7/16, vs SCO = 6/16, vs IRL = 5/16, vs NEP = 4/16, vs PNG = 3/16, vs ZIM = 2/16, vs Namibia = 1/16. These are scale factors used on runs scored. The scaled scores take into account the strength of the opposition against which the runs were scored. Bosisto scores 87 against India, scaled score=87 Now the scaled scores given first. actual run given in bracket. Boisisto : vs IND 87 (87), vs ENG 26.3 (35) vs NEP 1.8 (7) vs IRL 15.8 (36) vs BAN 44.4 (71) vs SA 37 (40). Total 212.3 (365). Anamul : vs ENG 42 (56), vs AUS 8.4 (9), vs PAK 69.7 (128), vs NMB 2 (32) vs SL 50.5 (101) vs SA 34.5 (35). Total 207.1 (365) So Bosisto pips Unamul for the Player of the series.

  • POSTED BY on | August 28, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    chand played rlayed splendidly in the australian conditions that to in the final against australia.he definetly deserves a place in the international side.i expect that he would come soon

  • POSTED BY maddy20 on | August 28, 2012, 2:50 GMT

    @Smith Robertson You cannot blame anyone else for making silly mistakes. At the end of the day, the team that bats better, fields better and bowls better wins. At U-19 level your ability to hold nerve when it matters the most will win you games. Same thing happened in the quadranglar series in Aus early this year. This final seems like a repeat of that game @ Shahed Rahman Raniz I am laughing my butt off here. We are very afraid of facing a team that finished 7th! Bangladesh has never won any tournament and they never will. Take it from me!

  • POSTED BY on | August 28, 2012, 1:02 GMT

    This is amazing,the kind of talent the boys have displayed puts them in strong step ahead in their careers.Great for indian cricket.

    Many Congratulations for Chand and Team.Keep rocking

  • POSTED BY Harmony111 on | August 27, 2012, 20:59 GMT

    @Smith Robertson: In that case, weren't Australia lucky to win the 99 WC cos Gibbs had dropped Waugh in the Super Six match huh? As for this final match, Aussies were unable to take the catches cos they were unable to handle the pressure and collapsed under it. It's not that Indian fielding was flawless and they should have restricted Aus to much less than 225 after reducing them to 38/4 but they couldn't. A match is about doing as much good as you can and making the most of the other team's mistakes. India did both of these and hence won the final. And ROTFL to see that you think India did not too well to win the match when India moved from 98/4 to 226/4. How is such a match winning partnership at a crucial time in the match not evidence of India doing well?

  • POSTED BY ProdigyA on | August 27, 2012, 20:20 GMT

    India have always produced great batsmen time and again so im not surprised if Unmukt goes on be another Virat but what stood out is Unmukt's big game temperment. I saw his innings for the most part and loved the composure with which he batted inspite of loosing partners at the other end.

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | August 27, 2012, 20:09 GMT

    BD can't win single tournament forget abt this WC. They r minnows and will remain so

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    As an Aussie very disappointed that we have lost this match a game we really should've won. India didn't play well after seeing the highlights rather we gave it away from making those silly mistakes. Chamd good 100 but should've been caught twice in his 30s and 80s but like I said Australia made silly mistakes. For me Australia apart from the final played like World Champs India was just lucky today but yeah congratulations on the win!

  • POSTED BY TRIN999 on | August 27, 2012, 15:03 GMT

    Congrats to team India(junior) for the triumph.Congratulations to Australia for putting such a brave fight.There are some losers who anyway cant digest the triumph of India.Some are complaining about drop chances ,as if someone forced Ozs to drop catches. Catch miss, half chances all these are part of games ,these things happened to India also,if India misses a catch "Poor fielding" ,if opponent misses ,then because of that India won....wow amazing judgement.Some Bangladeshi supporters are crying why the top scorer was not selected ,better go and think one more time ,Bosisto was consistent only got out once in 6 innings,his average was sky touching........Bangladeshi supporters still crying for personal achievements...keep doing.Rather than saying Indians as flat track bullies ,better prepare to know how to bat in indian subcontinent.At least Thanks to most of the Oz supporters who accepted that on the final they were outplayed by India....

  • POSTED BY Legaleagle on | August 27, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    If Bangladesh is so good- why did they NOT WIN the tournament? Let alone this tournament, why Can't Bangladesh ANY TOURNAMENT, AT ANY LEVEL?

  • POSTED BY Afridynamite on | August 27, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    India and Pakistan were the 2 best teams in the tournament. Pakistan team seems to have lost motivation after losing to India in the quarterfinals otherwise they would have lost to Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY Afridynamite on | August 27, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    Congratulations India ... from Pakistan! You deserve it.

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | August 27, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    @SHAHED REHMAN NAEIZ . YES YOUR INAMIULUM SCORED 2 CENTURIES IN 6 MATCHES BUT YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW THAT TEAM CANNOT WIN ON A SINGLE PERFORMANCE . IF THIS WAS TRUE THEN I THINK 2003 WC WOULD HAVE GONE TO INDIA BECAUSE SACHIN SCRED 673 RUNS IN THAT WORLD CUP WHICH WAS MUCH HIGHER THAN ANY AUS BATSMEN .

  • POSTED BY FM97 on | August 27, 2012, 13:24 GMT

    @Indiaisnogood : LOL... as if you will pay for the DRS. Mind you this is just an U-19 tournament. For that matter DRS would hae actually helped India , especially in their first game and anyways one cannot rely on technology alone.

  • POSTED BY ProdigyA on | August 27, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    Awesome young guns. Great job.. so proud of you. For the Con's, they are just talk and no walk.

  • POSTED BY PPL11 on | August 27, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    I think seeing U.Chand reminds me of V.Kohli playing as a captain and wining in 2008, I really hope. U.Chand develop him self and be another V.Khohli. that will be great for india. Also Baba Aparjit, Smit Patel, Sandip sigh looked promising, Bright indian future

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | August 27, 2012, 11:59 GMT

    A bully is a bully whatever the track is and this time it is INDIA

    well done boys

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    stupid fast track, no cricket sense , just bulling

  • POSTED BY CaptainGrumpysLegacy on | August 27, 2012, 11:30 GMT

    Great tournament all round ! Aussie's played well throughout, India too good in the final, very classy innings from Unmukt. NZ v WIN & IND v PAK both highlight games. I like the idea of the teams that get knocked out playing against each other,instead of going home early, it should happen at senior world cups as well.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 11:22 GMT

    However, they did not take the chances presented to them, the wicketkeeper Peirson dropped Unmukt Chand on 38 and Smit Patel on 2. Chand went on to make 111 and Patel 62. Their 130-run stand for the fifth wicket won India the game. Australia also had another opportunity to dismiss Chand, when India needed 49, but Bosisto failed to take the catch at midwicket.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 11:22 GMT

    Congratz Team India U-19............

  • POSTED BY Pissu11 on | August 27, 2012, 11:17 GMT

    praveen4honestremark on (August 27 2012, 10:38 AM GMT) . From IPL youngester will get experince in terms of playing in front of big crowd. Chand must have learned good cricket from Ranji but how to handle the crowd pressure and to learn what great players do once they are under pressure is also equaly important and youngesters can learn this from IPL when they share dressing room with experinced players.In IPL bowling attack is much more power packed then what we have in Ranji.Do not follow Ranji much these days but hardly imagine any one is bowling 140 plus there or turning more then Murli. Nuff said

  • POSTED BY Midonoff on | August 27, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    Congrats to India, showed up when it matters. All the best for the future.

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 27, 2012, 10:57 GMT

    @Pissu11 on (August 27 2012, 09:45 AM GMT)...I am sorry, i didn't get the correct link there. I could not get the link..."It was said in his column named;' Diary......". I didn't remember, any one here can provide that link here??

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    CONGRATULATIONS to the "YOUNG GUNS" ,well done ..CHAND & SURAJ are always HIGH UP in the sky..

    The FACT is India u19 won the World Cup..... they won against the Team ,which qualified ti the Final, the two beat teams in the tournament ( ....the CREAM always ends up on the TOP..).

    Therefore the comments about Bangla tigers ??????????????, for India to face them, bd has to reach the finals...till then just carry on making up the numbers.

    Kish

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 27, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    Pissu11 on (August 27 2012, 09:45 AM GMT)..Yes, you are right in saying that U19 get confidence when they play IPL and even improves players in some aspects. IPL provides a best route for youngsters. But, any T20 tournament in the world cannot help a young guy to improve himself technically. May be it's Big bash, or BPL, or SLPL whatever. This tournaments bring lot of competitiveness in an Individual , but where do you get patience and where do you learn good technique. Ultimately it is at first class level, in India in Ranji's players learn lot. Now with new recommendations from BCCI nominated committee we are going to see different tracks in India and fieding is also focused, my maikng grounds greener so players don't hesitate to dive to stop and catch balls. On your not about Chand, he mentioned in words that he learnt good cricket from Ranji's and you can read it by checking this link. http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc-under19-world-cup-2012/content/current/story/579576.html

  • POSTED BY RednWhiteArmy on | August 27, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    bositoto? thats an aussy name, isnt it? hahaha

  • POSTED BY RednWhiteArmy on | August 27, 2012, 10:22 GMT

    Thank god for australia, they are always there to remind me things could be much worse. They are the new chokers, they do it in every sport, even at the olympics. So thankful im not from australia

  • POSTED BY Pissu11 on | August 27, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    IPL has given lots of confidence to under 19 players,as you need to have under 19 players in every team in IPL,sharing dressing room with great iconic players sehwag and Mahela was an awesome learning experince for CHAND. CHAND played for delhi daredevils in IPL. Long live IPL. Take a bow Juniors.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 27, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    "nothing so gorgeous for Indian team.. they are lucky as not face BD team.. " - Yes, but unlucky for Indians. It would have been a great chance for the Indians to score 200 in the U19 level too. Also, lot of wickets for the young Indian bowlers.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 27, 2012, 9:35 GMT

    As per the BD fans scoring a lot of run in losing match and against pathetic teams on a flat track must be considered as great achievement. In international level against top teams, he will be just one more BD batter with an average of 30. hi hi hi. poor lad!

  • POSTED BY ddmumbaiindian on | August 27, 2012, 9:27 GMT

    Oz defeted fair and square in their own backyard. So people terming Indians as poor traveller can RIP. Agreed senior team got thrashing last year, than a reminder to all Oz, Eng and SA supporters none of your teams have won every time you travelled abroad. India will rise on top, future of Indian cricket is in safe hands of talented boys. It was awesome to see spinners winning it in pacer friendly wickets of Oz. High time India should stop chasing getting quality pacers, our strength has been spin. Lets nurture spinners who can build nets around any non asian batsman. They are as naive as street child in front of Spin. See how NZL is doing, soon Poms and Oz will follow suit. Spun them off India.

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 27, 2012, 8:56 GMT

    In India we have many good batsman, who can hit ball hard or can slog. So i am not so much concerned about batting until 2015 WC. But batsman with good technique are rare. We need to catch them and groom them for test cricket. I think Baba Aparjit, Chand can fill test slots in future. Hope they are groomed properly. We need to concentrate on improving Ranji standards , pitch standards especially. There is proper plan in place for this i guess from Ganguly, Kumble and co for improving Ranji's. Youngsters playing in Ranji's need to be given more preference than guys playing IPL's in team selection unless they are too good to be kept out in entering International games from IPL.

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 27, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    A quick glance on what can some of these U19 can be useful for Indian cricket. 1) Bowlers win matches than batsman which many agree. Due to bowlers of quality of McGrath and Shane warne Australia was top for many years. So BCCI and Indian selectors should groom bowlers , Sandeep Sharma and Harmeet singh for future. These guys have temperament and skills to succeed at highest level. 2) A team with 1 or 2 All rounders is great asset. I find Baba Aparjeet can fill that gap soon as an all rounder. But, these need to be tested though in areas of Attitude on how they play. Like will they play to team demands or for records even when team them needs them to deliver and support others playing. So we need to check their attitude. Need to be taken care that they don't become another Rohit sharma, who has talent but no execution( as of now).. For Indian cricket good we need to check this attitude at Ranji level but not that at International level, as it should not cost team with their attitude.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    anindya sen@ nothing so gorgeous for Indian team.. they are lucky as not face BD team..

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 8:24 GMT

    VSinha29 @ india is lucky in this tournament as they are not facing Bangla tigers... who beat both Pakistan and srilanka please see the batting records in this tournament , here is only Anamul with 365 runs with 2 centuries in 6 match..

  • POSTED BY VikksB on | August 27, 2012, 8:14 GMT

    Now, India U19 are World Champions. Last time i posted that may the best team win. Indeed, they won. Many Congratulations to India. Performance of some Indian players were so extraordinary that Mr. Ian Chappel has said that they should be taken in seniors team straightaway!!! Wow! Gud work. Keep it Up. and yes Oz did play very well too, but the day was of India's. chasing highest total in their backyard, beating Oz in Oz isn't easy, whatever the format is. Yo Yo INDE!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    Many Congratulations to Indian U-19 Team. Indian Cricket is a Class indeed.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 7:43 GMT

    Every body is talking about the drop catches that cost Aus the match. But one must remeber I ndia too had done the same for couple of occassion. If then can hold that Aus may stop well before 200.

    We play like the champs & r the true champion. Proud to be Indians. What a day it was for us. We have beaten Aussies in their den. Its a very very special feelings. Thank u to the whole Indian team. Hope to see some of u carry the Indian batton in future as well

  • POSTED BY sarkar_babu on | August 27, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    Take a bow unmukt chand & co,,, all talk going on unmukt/ smit bating , dont forget Sandip sharma 1st spell to set back aus...

  • POSTED BY Indiaisnogood on | August 27, 2012, 7:30 GMT

    Most undeserving team won this tournament. DRS could have revealed this fact. hahaha!

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 7:24 GMT

    want to see aparajith in next season CSK..

  • POSTED BY DINESHCC on | August 27, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    Anindya Sen: Hahaha! That is hilarious

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | August 27, 2012, 7:01 GMT

    @ KEVINSL - You obviously did not see match. Gregory and Steketee were pitching balls just short of good length and it was almost kissing Unmukt's shoulder every time. Thanks for your wishes though.

  • POSTED BY MattyP1979 on | August 27, 2012, 6:52 GMT

    Congrats to both teams especially Ind. Well played young men and think there are some real prospects for the future.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 6:45 GMT

    Many congratulation to SL for becoming the PLATE CHAMPION and also to BAN for securing 7th Position..n ohh yes..congrts to IND U19 for bagging the 3rd WC..

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 6:41 GMT

    Oh what a day in the history of Indian cricket.One side our juniors lifted the world cup and on the other side seniors had a thumping victory against the weak Kiwis.It was a remakable victory by our young brigade against Australians and that too in their home ground.Prior to the match Australians were favourites to lift the world cup but Unmukt Chand & party spoiled their celebrations. Unmukt and Patel really played well in the tough conditions.The indian cricket future is bright because so many young talented cricketers are coming up. We are proud of BCCI becuase of its planning and promotions.We have won the world cup lasr year and lifted the under 19 world cup this year and hopefully we will win upcoming 20-20 world cup.

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | August 27, 2012, 6:36 GMT

    I ALSO WANTS TO THANK BCCI FOR THIS . THEY SCHEDULED OVERSEAS TOURS TO U-19 TO GIVE YOUNGSTERS AN EXPOSURE OF FAST PTICHES . THAT IS THE REASON WHY OUR BATSMEN LIKE UNMUKT CHAND , BABA APARAJITH SCORED RUNS HERE & OUR BOWLERS SANDEEP SHARMA , RAVIKANTH , HARMEET SINGH TAKE WKTS REGULARLY IN MATCHES .

  • POSTED BY Indiana_jones99 on | August 27, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    Awesome performance India U-19. Outstanding, taking into account the opponents and the venue. I for one did not rate their chances the way they playe in the group stages. I thought Australia and SA were the two strongest team. I was filled with trepidation after SA hammered NZ, a team India beat only narrowly. By implication I was fearing the first. Their only chance was to put OZ into bat and take early. All credit to OZ for posting 226 which would have been much higher if they had not been reduced to 38/4. India had grown in stature through the knock out stages and peaked at the final. It was glorius. On another day OZ may have steamrolled India. I have compiled a WC trophy table : Pts awarded (7 ODI-WC, 4 T20-WC, 1 U19-WC) (1) OZ 4 - 0 - 3 (7 tot, Pts 31) (2) IND 2 - 1 - 3 (6 tot, Pts 21) (3) WI 2 - 0 - 0 (2 tot, Pts 14) (4) PAK 1 - 1 - 2 (4 tot, Pts 13) (5) SL - 1 - 0 - 0 (1 tot, Pts 7) (6) ENG - 0 - 1 - 1 (2 tot, Pts 5). pts system to rate the different trophies.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    just 276 runs without century makes Bassisto Man of the series But the tournament top score is 365 runs with two century... what a justification!!! Shame!!

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | August 27, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    @kevin sl. if these pitche were flat then why most matches were low scorers ?

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | August 27, 2012, 4:32 GMT

    Indian pair batted very well under pressure..... but i thought dropping some crucial catches cost Aus the final... Chand batted crisply & is a fine prospect for future !!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 4:31 GMT

    Hello. U19 Boys. Its dream come true for every one. Lots of love for you boys. God bless you. Good cricket. Its gr8 to win a final in Australia against Australia. Go ahead. We r really very Happy to see you that U people clinched the U19World Cup.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 27, 2012, 4:25 GMT

    @ KEVINSL. Then, I hope you will appropriate the efforts of Indian bowlers who kept opponent to 225 in those conditions.

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 27, 2012, 4:17 GMT

    @KEVINSL on (August 27 2012, 02:18 AM GMT)..Continued...less bounce?? and subcontinent players are good players of swing?? Not really. I disagree with you. First on bounce. These guys are not strongly built. They are U19, and you cannot expect bouncers from every one except from some Australian and South Africa players. So you should understand we won in final Against the toughest opponent in the tournament who can bowl good bouncers. Australian pitches are always good for batting and bounce. Australian bowlers extracted it well along with SA players. But not all. So don't see that Australian pitches are subcontinental.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    Irfan Pathan is also a Under 19 heros just to be noted taken 8 wicket in Pak.

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 27, 2012, 4:06 GMT

    @KEVINSL on (August 27 2012, 02:18 AM GMT)..Thank you for greeting. But i have to ask you a question?? Have you watched U19 world cup completely?? Then how didn't you see swing ?? In the final match Sandeep Sharma(India) bowled nice swing bowling. Even many other team bowlers extracted it well in this world cup. If Indian batsman played so well in final, then why it should hurt you?? Accept good batting where it is due. It might be that because you are comparing too much Srilanka and India you are getting hurt. Relax and enjoy cricket and be proud of what Srilankan team is because you produce great players from that small country, but don't compare results at this point. It may hurt you.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 4:04 GMT

    great to c champs what ever the level of cricket organised by icc is the great thing to win this team has talent and the will be turned in to tigers in future Abhinandan.....welcome to the jungle soon...JAI HIND.

  • POSTED BY Wallaroo on | August 27, 2012, 4:02 GMT

    Congratulations India on a fantastic performance. Well done to the Australian U19 boys, even if you did not win in the final you did us proud and have given us some comfort that our cricket is resurgent. Go Aussie.

  • POSTED BY TheIndiaRockers on | August 27, 2012, 2:57 GMT

    Congrats U19 team india.. A world cup is a worldcup we have won against aus in aus thats make india proud. I hope team india will play well in T20 world cup...All the best to team india in all format of game...

  • POSTED BY mathewjohn2176 on | August 27, 2012, 2:51 GMT

    @marcio, you need to look at the below comments,how Aussies are degrading this u19 team performances? When you ridicule someone,you owe to get it back,don't you think? Why don't you advice this to your fellow Aussie fans instead taking potshots at others? If you are generous in defeats,everyone will be generous in victories as well.Indian U19 team won the quadrangular tournament 2 months back by beating Australia in Australia.If you check their overall head to head 14-14 .By the way you are playing in your home ground and if you can't win there,then no excuses.First time india won toss in this tournament ,otherwise they were asked to bat first in the same pitch (wi vs ind) and everyone made fun of this Indian team.Indian u19 team won 3 out of 4 tournaments ( involves australian team) and 1 Asia cup was tied.so they deserved to win and not by some luck.Be generous in defeats, may be you'll never be.

  • POSTED BY KEVINSL on | August 27, 2012, 2:18 GMT

    These are not typical Aussie pitches. less bounce pitches. it is not very difficult to handle that kind of swing to subcontinent batsman. by the way well played unmukt Chand.(probably next virat kohli). congrts team india!!!!

  • POSTED BY Meety on | August 27, 2012, 2:10 GMT

    The reality is a W/Cup win is really only worthy of a bit of a brag for a short while. The actual benefits come from player development. Congratulation to India, Chand showed his obvious ability. For Oz, I think Head's run out was a turning point, Head had played well thru the Cup & could easily have helped get Oz's score to 250+ - which MAY of been tougher (although India still ahd wickets & balls to spare). On FC & List A experience alone, the two most experienced sides were India & England, (although Dockrell for Ireland & Anumul form Bangladesh the 2 most experienced individuals, Braithwaite too). Good effort from Oz, would indicate that we should have some good players coming into contention for the National side in about 4 or 5yrs.

  • POSTED BY lovepork on | August 27, 2012, 1:10 GMT

    Congratulation! well done, bravo! you made the nation proud! what a day? U19 champs also win against Kiwis by an innings. Like to see Unmukt in team India soon, tremendous job! keep it up. INDIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA world champ again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | August 27, 2012, 0:40 GMT

    @Anand Singh: Some mocking comments come out of ignorance. How does "Curry" become a topic in cricket forum least of all in a sarcastic way. So I felt such unusual comments needed a sensible response. Winning & Losing is part of the game. We the Fans do not contribute to the result. Players Do.But our comments must be respectful & civil what ever the result be, irrespective of which country's Fans we are. Believe me I have been a regular commenters to Criinfo for over 7 years.

  • POSTED BY tazza14 on | August 27, 2012, 0:16 GMT

    Congratulations India,

    At least the U19 team has some spirit and fight, unlike the actual team

    I would like to congratulate Unmukt Chand, who absolutely ripped those Aussie bowlers to shreds

    Go India!

  • POSTED BY Chris_P on | August 26, 2012, 22:42 GMT

    Well done to the guys. Good toss to win & you have to make the most of it, which they did. Seems like some guys posting here never learn humility though. Yes, some, 2 maybe 3 at most will go onto senior international honours, but history shows that most do not, so let's treat this for what it was, a junior competition for specific age group. I can see 2 or 3 Aussies with a good chance of playing first class cricket, & its up to them how they progress after that. Certainly Chand & Singh should make a charge for national honours at this rate of progress. I actually saw more South Africans with the potential to develop more than our guys.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 22:39 GMT

    In the post match presentation - Alan Wilkins jokingly asked Unmukt chand , if he had the phone number of MS Dhoni. I'd say, Unmukt should speak to Virat Kohli on how NOT to get this success to his head and work hard to be destined for much bigger achievements. Congratulations and good luck for future.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 22:35 GMT

    @Nampally relax,there is no need to explain such minor details.let it go..we won afterall

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 22:31 GMT

    Great win by this young Indian team. Chand and Harmeet are destined for some thing big.For some pakistani supporters who didnt had great respect for this Indian U19 team - Pakistan U19 produced some great U19 players but for some reason they faded out at alarming pace. I remember Hasan Raja was a star, so did a fast bowler who rattled India in the U19 world cup final (sorry forgot his name) - but they couldnt persist with their performances. on the other hand, India's current crop of younger players - Raina, Virat, Pujara, Rohit, Yuvraj, Irfan ...are all once a part of U19 team. Only ones who couldnt make big are - Kaif, Rayudu, Shikar and a few others

  • POSTED BY wrenx on | August 26, 2012, 22:16 GMT

    Congratulations to the India U19s. They had their shot and they took it, and with a commanding performance in the final.

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | August 26, 2012, 21:14 GMT

    @Randy_Oz: I am glad that you have tempered your comments a bit. But you are only partly correct when you say that the Aussies lost because of their fielding. Both India & Australia committed blunders in the catching department. If India had taken the catches offered by Head at 5 & Turner at 2, Bosisto had no one to support his innings of 87. Aussies would have been bundled for <100 for sure from 38-4!. With <100 to score India would have coasted much easier than they did chasing 226 & Aussies fielding would not have been a factor. @Stephen_Smith: You say India will get high on curry! There is no Alcohol or drugs in Curry. Also FYI, Indian Curry is the international food now. In England, USA, Canada & Europe, they have Curried food served even in some Pubs. In addition the main ingredient in curry powder - Curcumin- is now sold as the most effective & powerful anti-oxidant & one day will cure many modern diseases. So "getting high on curry" is better than highs on Alcohol or Drugs.

  • POSTED BY desi1 on | August 26, 2012, 21:06 GMT

    Congrats India.. great to see our juniors crowned the best. Yes india did not dominate the tournament, but they just about outplayed all their opponents (exception WI), you just need to score one run more than the opposition. My bet was on pakistan team as they have best bowlers and good batsmen.Sami Islam did not click and thats where they lost. Looking forward to many more duels between Zia-ul-Haq and Chand and Sharma and Sami Islam.

  • POSTED BY maddy20 on | August 26, 2012, 20:36 GMT

    A 4-0 loss to India in India would be the thrid consecutive blanking of Aus(Ind won 2-0, twice) and 8-0 to India. Is that what you were referring to?

  • POSTED BY maddy20 on | August 26, 2012, 20:34 GMT

    @Arulanthomas90. I would advce you to check the averages of Sanga, Mahela, Sachin, Dravid in Aus, Eng, SA. Mahela averages 60% of Dravid and Sachin in Aus where SL have not won a single test match till date. Whipping your team repeatedly must have hurt you real bad!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 20:01 GMT

    It is absolutely heartening to see that the Indian boys have developed the same Aussie attitude that has brought them so much success. To see Chand is made of the same material as Bosisto boards well for Indian future. Congrats Boyz!!!!!

  • POSTED BY NP_NY on | August 26, 2012, 19:38 GMT

    @Arulanthomas90: Thanks for continuing to entertain us with your ridiculously irrelevant remarks. SL losing 5 out of 6 games to India at home must have been tough for you. Congratulations to the young Indian team for winning the world cup under tough conditions in Australia. The future of Indian cricket seems to be in good hands.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 19:38 GMT

    From the beginning India is dominating in this final match against Australia. They are bowled well and finally batted superb ! i congratulated each player personally ! well done India !

  • POSTED BY akpy on | August 26, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    very impressed by the gracious and classy aussie captain Bosisto, unlike some of his countrymen who frequent these posts with their filth..well played india and hope some of these youngsters develop to contribute on a longer term to indian cricket..

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | August 26, 2012, 19:19 GMT

    Will the haters get over 4-0 already? The grandpas of that team, Dravid and Laxman, have retired big time and a new crop of youngsters in Kohli and Pujara have emerged and shown their skills and abilities even outside the subcontinent. Moreover, this is an "U-19 game" where India beat Oz fair and square to show everyone that they can rule the world on bouncy wickets too, unlike their seniors. So the discussion should rather be about these youngsters and the future of Indian cricket than the past team performances whose individuals have retired. How would it sound if I brought a discussion about 2007 WT20 where Aus lost to Zim or 2009 WT20 when they crashed out in the Group stages after losing both Group matches? I wouldn't, because the likes of Gilchrist, Hayden, Lee etc have retired. The world moves on, so should we. Cheers.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 19:18 GMT

    sandeep sharma was unplayable in his first 5 overs that was a brilliant start by him .. aussie captain kept his cool n batted sensisbly ..i think he'll be a gud addition to the middle order of their senior team atleast he knows the value of his wicket .. kudos to chand for his sublime century n his partnership with baba n smit .. well done boys .. it was worth waking up at 5am to wath every ball of the match .. INDIA world champions in senior n junior cant get any better thn this ..

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 19:16 GMT

    Congrats to my team! Chand was amazing so as sandeep,smit and baba aparajith.Even if india win all there matches some people will come and post funny comments!

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | August 26, 2012, 19:06 GMT

    To all those who claim it's ONLY U19 - Well that clearly shows you guys know NOTHING about sport. It's the U19 level that creates future stars at the test level. Even in other world sports, it's the U19 and U15 levels etc that provide future athletes. Do not spout your poison here just cause India beat every one in their way. India DESERVES this victory. Australia played well but they weren't good. This performance by the young Indian boys proves that Indian cricketers can compete well in Aussie conditions if they put their heart and mind to it. It's time the ALL seniors are forced to retire from the test team, including Sachin Tendulkar and Sehwag. Then we can see our youngsters rise to success. Congratulations to all Indians and THANKS to all non-Indians who wished our team well. The rest of you whiners, enjoy your sour grapes.

  • POSTED BY piyo_thanda_jiyo_thanda on | August 26, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    HOOOOOOOOO HAAAAAAAAA INDIAAAAAAAHHHHHHH !!!!

  • POSTED BY gushrangers on | August 26, 2012, 18:55 GMT

    "Must have bought the World Cup"!! Where's all those voices now?

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 18:52 GMT

    Man of the Tournament for dropping the tournament of coarse!

  • POSTED BY nlambda on | August 26, 2012, 18:46 GMT

    @Arulanthomas90 : Jealous much? Or still upset at the 1-4 beating last month :-)

  • POSTED BY serious-am-i on | August 26, 2012, 18:34 GMT

    Good work boys, bad luck Aussies. @Third_Gear: The best hilarious comment of all users. An user who can't respect rivals performances, best example of sportsmanship isn't it. LoL !!! @Stephen_Smith: Lol!!! What the hell are u trying to achieve with a meaningless comparison, whine some where else my friend. @Ted Osborne: You mean like the pathetic record Aus against India in India too my friend ? You never seem to get over the 4-0 result, Ind lost and we humbly accepted Aussies were better of them in the last Aus tour, but why can't u get over it. Life has to move on, u also better do my friend. @Shawn_Holmes2012: Yeah def. waiting, u r going to lose to India in India, the only question will be the margin of Indian victory, be practical. Wait let me put up in Stephen Smith's words, we will have kangaroo curry in India, lol !!! Anyways on a serious note friends, try to respect each other's victory rather than taking potshots at each other, it looks really very dirty.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    well done boys, awaiting in store a good reward for you all guys from the bcci, make use of it to serve our nation and for your nation

  • POSTED BY rajpan on | August 26, 2012, 18:01 GMT

    Indian boys seem to have mastered the art of delivering a sucker punch at the crucial moment - something that aussies used to do till recently. Keep it up boys.

  • POSTED BY vattettan on | August 26, 2012, 17:59 GMT

    Anyone knows where does guys like Arulanthomas90 getting all these information? I think he just spends time to write comments with whatever cricket knowledge he has by just reading possibly some Srilankan newepapers. Arulanthomas90 - please spend sometime to read about cricket on websites like cricinfo too. This site is not for just writing comments. And while reading, make sure you spend sometime for reading about the matches not involving Srilanka. At least read the scroeboards.

  • POSTED BY VSinha29 on | August 26, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    where are the fans of worlds best cricketing nation 'Bnagladesh'? gone into mourning or they stopped following this trivial tournament?

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 17:51 GMT

    Unmukt Chand played a captains knock when it mattered the most !! Awesome display of composure under pressure even though he seemed to loose it at times , I would rate his innings as one of the best ever... The future of Indian cricket does seem bright ... To bat out aussies in their own turf and that too in the finals ,after they had post such an imposing total ... Kudos to Indian colts ... Well done guys !!

  • POSTED BY thalalara on | August 26, 2012, 17:51 GMT

    @ RandyOZ....Yep you were right Sir, you predicted it right!!!

    " Posted by RandyOZ on (August 23 2012, 13:16 PM GMT) Great, the final should be a cakewalk now "

  • POSTED BY zuber21886 on | August 26, 2012, 17:44 GMT

    Congrats India, Once again batsmen star, nothing much from bowling department, need to nourish more faster bowlers, and for Video game, common Indian video game developers, India is winning world cup after world cup, get some really cool game, we haven't seen a good game of cricket after EA cricket 07.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    Excellent performance from the Indian team as am expected they won it very easily. No problem for Indian team till a decade, with this 8 nations tournament.

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    @Third_Gear: Yes, India was very lucky not to play against BD. BD would have easily scored minimum 600 runs and then bowl out India for 20 (with 15 extras given away by them as charity). In the end, BD is the best young team in the world and I am in my sleep.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    Congratz to India!! from Sri Lanka. Chand looks destined for lot more, and he has a lot of composure, something Kholi should try to build

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 17:25 GMT

    @Stephen_Smith: OK Aus is a great team, then why they haven't won a single test in India for the last two tours(2008 an 2010)?

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 17:19 GMT

    @Arulanthomas90: You seems to have the same comment which you copy paste everytime, that India is an ordinary team and they can't bat overseas like sanga, mj or de silva. Please re-check the stats of these batsmen overseas. How many matches have these batsmen won overseas, 9 only right(including 3 against BD)? Also forget series, how many test matches these batsmen have won against India in India? If India is an ordinary team, then there is one team which is consistently loosing to them(1-4 last time at their home), India even chased 321 in less than 37 overs against them, what would to call that team, pathetic?

  • POSTED BY FM97 on | August 26, 2012, 17:17 GMT

    Congratulations Indian colts ! It was a very good team effort, although well played Australia youths, good fight. Please Indian fans ignore the stupid comments of Randi OZ or any other pessimistic cricket fan and celebrate (Don't party on the streets though !). Sri Lanka fans can watch their stupid T20 league and England can self-flatter themselves for years ,without winning a major tournament at any level. Bangladeshi fans who think their team is the new Asian superpower,just move over... the real TIGERS are India !! Overall this was a fantastic tournament, so fantastic that it got me engrossed more than the Eng-SA test series or the SLPL !! The Indo-Pak Quarterfinal was the most epic match I've seen this year......... Once again Congrats Unmukt and co.

  • POSTED BY insightfulcricketer on | August 26, 2012, 17:15 GMT

    Great innings from Unmukt. Baba Aparajith needs to tighten his game and they both could be the future of Indian cricket for a long time. This win in my book is special because they won the game on Aussie terms in their home on their kind of wicket (bouncy and juicy). Indians will never see a wicket like this in India. No matter what anybody says this victory is very sweet. Strokeplay of Chand and Baba was sublime and Aussie bowlers had 135+ pace so in my book these guys are ready to be blooded especially Chand.Great job guys now make your focus on the next rung - the senior team. Old daddies are now gone and please get rid for us Raina and Dhoni from test team :).

  • POSTED BY RahulPatil89 on | August 26, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    First of All congrats to Indian U19 team.Superb performances by bowlers and obviously from Batsman's especially from Unmukt C,B Aparajith and S Patel.They showed maturity in their innings.Indian are really proud of you.Hope to see the most of them in Indian team in future.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    captain knocks in the world cup final 2011 msd 2012 uc rockkkkk

  • POSTED BY squarepeg on | August 26, 2012, 16:40 GMT

    Both teams played well. What was heartening was the intensity of both the teams, and the unputdownable character of the two captaiins. Cricketers from warmer climates at times mature faster. I saw the comments of the great cricketer and analyst Ian Chappell that Harmeet Singh is the best spinner even in all test teams, except England, that is Swann. With all respects to Ian, one-day U19 and 5 day tests are different ball games. Chappell must have overlooked Ajmal, even Razzak, Narine etc have proved that they are good spinners against wolrdclass batsmen. Even Bedi today will find it hard to get as many wickets as he did; the bats are so good that mishits go for 6. Harmeet, Chand, Aparajit, Sanjeed should surely be given India A tours sooner than later. For all of them, a stint in English county or club season won't hurt.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 16:36 GMT

    Felt bad for australian captain...I hope he can eliminate that dropped catch forever from his mind if he has to get into Ozzie senior team...The match just like Ind Vs Pak was touch and go and thus losing opposition should not feel disheartened since luck was not in their favor on those days.

  • POSTED BY i_witnessed_2011 on | August 26, 2012, 16:34 GMT

    @RandyOz: You predicted it right. You said it would be "cakewalk in the final" without mentioning for which team... So lets be it... :) Though it is not a cakewalk, a clinical performance I must say. @Stephen_Smith: Does your all excuses over that now you are coming up with history facts? If you consider history, WI team should be ranked at higher number still... but Unfortunately its the present that one cares about... Recently you beat Ind at home and Indians all beat you at their own backyard (2-0) when you toured last time. But This page is all about U19 WC and Ind won it . Give the credit where it is due...

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 16:26 GMT

    New IPL stars?????????? I guess yes.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 16:19 GMT

    This win gives us one more kohli ( unmukt ) and one more yuvi ( aparajit ). They played with lot of temperament , commitment and dedication.

  • POSTED BY dailtire on | August 26, 2012, 16:14 GMT

    Before this glory,India ave won two world cups producing players like yuvraj, kaif, kohli, ravindra jadega, saurabh tiwari. won't be surprising to see chand, aparajith, harmeet, sandeep at big stage... Keep it Up Boys..Way to go!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 16:07 GMT

    Wuhhuu......... Where are the Aussies, the bangla babus and the illogical lankan fans. Where are they...... Why didnt their team come to the finals... What happened our seniors white washed them....Now our Juniors have won yet another World Cup... What a country man.. What a team... We Indians are rocking the world... Even the Olympics was awesome for India... How many medals did Pakistan win???????? Ha ha ha ha ha WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD.....

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 16:02 GMT

    INDIAN TEAM ROCKS WITH THEIR PERFORMANCE ,THEY SHOWED THE CHARACTER OF NOT GIVING EASILY AND THEY ARE TASK ORIENTATED ..GUYS U MAKE US PROUD ...

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    congrajulations young team india. the whole nation is proud of you.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    to all lankans who always comments against india since 2000 india won test matches in aus eng and sa and a eries win in england 2007 poor lankans lose at their own backyard with pathetic batsmen like sanga mahela who can only score in asia check records of sachin dravid and laxman in aus eng and sa even ganguly has a better record than sanga and jaya 21 of jaya centuries are in lanka in contrast sachin has above 30 centuries outside india averaging 55 better than home sanga and jaya only plays well in lanka lanka are new minnows..

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    ODI world cup followed by Under 19 World cup .. I think it is going to be followed by T20 world cup ...

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    Young Stars are rising, roaring and shining all over the world. Good Luck for the future.

  • POSTED BY JustIPL on | August 26, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    Wonderful performance by these youngsters they showed great skills. I will suggest forming A team having 5 top players from this U19 and others from domestics other than IPL.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 15:47 GMT

    well done india congrats goog work.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 15:39 GMT

    It is great to see many countries on a par, to enjoy international cricket. In that context, I am really worried about two big guys hovering around the development of cricket for the future, for two great countries. John Buchanan around NZ, and Greg Chapell around the Aussie kids. Both these guys are very disruptive, by nature. All Indians know too well about Greg. Senior NZ team would have developed into a very strong one under John Wright, who stepped out ...thanks to Buchanan and his ways!

  • POSTED BY screamingeagle on | August 26, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    @Ted Osborne, I feel bad for you, really. An aussie supporter feels the need to come on the forums and diss a junior teams win. I know it is not good, the Aussie records against India. 4-0 in the recent series was an aberration, which, do not worry, will be corrected at the next oppurtunity. I really hope your aussie team gives some competition next time in India. I used to like the old team, now it is just a shell, living on past glories.So I do know where your frustration is coming from. Cheer up, it is just a game.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 15:31 GMT

    Now, it will be interesting to watch, how the respective boards nurture and develop the young talents in most of the teams. As for India, I could see at least thre moving up further: Aparajith as an all-rounder, Chand as a batsmen, and Sandeep Sharma as a swing bowler. There could be more. Some of them seem to have failed, due to their nerves failing on the big occasion. For Aussies, Bosisto seems to be ready to play for the senior team, straight away -- despite his very young age!

  • POSTED BY OttawaRocks on | August 26, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    Stephen_Smith: India beat Australia in the quarter-finals of the 2011 World Cup. India beat Australia in the semi-finals of the 2007 T-20 World Cup and now most recently, the India has beaten Australia in Australia for the U-19 World Cup. The ODI and T-20 WCs were senior tournaments and on a more long term basis, the senior Australian test team has only ever beaten India once in India since 1969. Aussie tours next in India where India's senior team will be happy to beat them once again. Getting the picture now?

  • POSTED BY screamingeagle on | August 26, 2012, 15:26 GMT

    @Stephen smith. Please make sure your team of highly skilled, all conquering aussie team learn how to play spin before coming to India. I hope you guys do well and reach 200 a few times. As regards your disparaging comment about U-19 cricket, I believe you guys lost in the QF of WC2011, was it India? I dunno, you may.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    @Ted Osborne. Don't be churlish. The kids won; be magnanimous to give them credit. Moreover U-19 is not one of those 'any other' tournament, as you seem to dismiss away. It gives us a glimpse of the respective senior teams for the very near future. What is the sense in living in the past. Wake up for the future.

  • POSTED BY Aussasinator on | August 26, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    This was magnificent. Absolutely. the seniors had better learn spirit.

  • POSTED BY Aussasinator on | August 26, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    This was magnificent. Absolutely. the seniors had better learn spirit.

  • POSTED BY Bogelking on | August 26, 2012, 15:19 GMT

    The winning of the world cup by the Indian colts in Townswille, at Australia is a harbinger to the fact that the future of Indian cricket is not gloom but promising. It was a terrible display by the boys after they made a shaky start against the West indies in the tournament opener. Taking stock of the team's performance after that in the remaining tournament save the final, when the batsmen were lost in woods the bowlers came to the rescue, and when the batsmen made a formidable total, they(bowlers) defended it exquisitely without getting carried away. In short it is the spirited bowling from the wards that made India pride once again in its game of Cricket. But today the batsmen pulled up their socks to display a brilliant game in chasing, once again writing a glorious chapter of India in the annals of U-19 world Cricket. Great show Unmukt and co, carry on with this into future so that we see some good performance from you guys in the senior level as well. Congrats.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    Watched the Indian innings on my DT, all the way up to about 3:00 a.m here in Miami. This fellow Chand can bat. Very impressive the way he led his team to victory leading from the front as we say in cricket. At one stage, things were a little rocky for them, but he held his nerve, encouraged Patel all the way and it paid off handsomely. Would still like to see how Chand would shape up to Caribbean express pace. Guess time will tell. Congrats to India.

  • POSTED BY Pavan_2020 on | August 26, 2012, 15:04 GMT

    I saw two future members of their national teams on display - Unmukt and Paris. Also Thanks Cricinfo for making this your headline over India''s test match!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    congrats....we alll proud of u ....great performances by some players like chand,baba,sharma and harmeet....want to seee atleast chand in international team.....but he needs toworh hard now because his cricketing carear start from now according to opinion of virat kohli ...so good luck for feature...alll the youngsters

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | August 26, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    In a battle of the Captains, Chand (Moon) outshone Bosisto!. Bosisto brought his team back from a sinkhole of 38-4, with an unbeaten 87, Chand did one better by winning it all from 97 for 4.Both the teams were tense & missed many catches which could have turned the game either way. Head was missed at 5 & Turner was dropped at 2. If these catches were taken the Aussies would have been bundled for <100. But the Aussies repaid by dropping Chand at 38 & Patel at 2. This helped India to clinch the title. Not withstanding the dropped catches, Chand & Patel batted brilliantly to finish the game with a flourish of scoring 30 off last 3 overs.Chand was the real hero - majestic in Sehwag-like fashion with 7 x4's + 6 x6's!. Patel rose to the occasion & played a great innings. India won because they "played as a Team" built round leaders like Chand, Aparajith & Sharma. Cricket is a team sport where all XI contibute towards victory. Congratulations India U-19 on a Fantastic win - Well done!.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    Well done to the Indian side. I support Pakistan but I admire all South Asian teams; Sl, BD, India and now Afghanistan. It's great to see these teams not only surviving but thriving. Good luck.

  • POSTED BY Raj_cbe on | August 26, 2012, 14:49 GMT

    Unmukt Chand was awesome.... great captaincy and great batsman under pressure. took his team home from front. Baba Aparajith was very good.....true all-rounder. Good batsman who bats up in the order at No.3. with consistent 40s and 50s, regular off-spinner ...bowls all 10 overs...mostly he will be economical and take a wicket or two. Excellent fielder...especially in the slips (some great catches in this tournament). Sandeep Sharma, find of the tournament for pace bowling. He was not trying too much and consistent with line and length, which is very difficult to do at this age.....young blood will always make him to do otherwise. All in all, its a great team work and hope they do not get lost in the appreciation and money they will get back home.

  • POSTED BY kumarcoolbuddy on | August 26, 2012, 14:48 GMT

    @Arulanthomas90, you mean to say you want senior team players like Sanga, MJ and De Silva to play for U-19 again? Doesn't SL team get good players any more? Despite of not following this WC even a basic cricket knowledge person can say that any team cannot a WC with luck that too in overseas. Are you feeling bad because SL didn't win this WC or India won this WC?

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 14:46 GMT

    Guys did it again, its special because its on Australian Fast pitches, guys adopted well to clinch the title

  • POSTED BY CaptainKool on | August 26, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    Woaah. Great going Boyz. That's the way to shut the mouth of jealous people by ACTION. Congratulations! Well deserved.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 14:42 GMT

    @Arulanthomas90 what abt srilanka under 19 team.. not so lucky eh.. :D

  • POSTED BY Marcio on | August 26, 2012, 14:41 GMT

    Congratulations to the IND team. You played better on the day. The arrogance & mean-spiritedness of Indian fans does no credit to the team, though. If you can't be generous in victory, you will never be generous. I think even they know this AUS team would beat the Indian U-19 team 9 games out of 10 in Australian conditions. AUS played its worst game in the final, IND its best (by far). The form of IND in this tournament has been adequate. It's one of those stories where an unlikely team scrapes into a final and wins against all expectations. IND fans are acting like they were the dominant team in the comp, which is far, far from the truth. SA just demolished NZ by 8 wickets, a team IND scraped past. The AUS team would be hurting, knowing they lost a game they should have won comfortably. The toss was crucial: moisture made batting difficult for 10 overs, & that's when the game was won. But in the knockout stages and finals you have to perform in all conditions, all the time.

  • POSTED BY vind_2801 on | August 26, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    prob the aussies forgot to teach their team about sledging ... any aus cricket team cannot win a match without opening their mouth .... way 2 go India .... u showed hw its to be done to the Indian senior team....now its upto the Indian senior team the emulate ur performance in the next world cup

  • POSTED BY 777aditya on | August 26, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    Unmukt hit 7 sixes on a fairly large ground while scoring an unbeaten century - that too captaining India in a WC final - that too against Aus in Aus - that too while opening the innings under pressure of not performing as expected in this WC - that too after India were reduced to 97/4 - Chapelli is right when he says Unmukt belongs to the senior team. Of course, Baba Aparajith (I heard he has a twin named Indrajith who is equally good), Sandeep Sharma, Ravikant, Passi, Chopra, Harmeet - all these guys will be picked up in the next IPL for sure. Now, it is for all of us to see if they can first not let success go into their head, then the matters of not getting carried away with the big IPL money. They say, it is easier to digest failure, but to digest success - well, only few can and those who do become legends like Sachin, Dravid, and Kumble!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    congrats guys..being an indian its a real pleasure for me as well as the whole countrys cricket fans for holding the trophy 3rd time. u people are upcoming stars of indian national squad,defeating the aussies in their own soil not only a difficult work but we can say that a rising of new cricketing team which is going to dominate the cricketing world in near future.....all the best........

  • POSTED BY CandidIndian on | August 26, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    Haleos-You are entitled to your opinion, may be i live in different World but ive watched VVS winning the match in SL for India to draw the series 1-1 and saving prestigious no 1 ranking, also that famous innings vs Aussies when Indians were 125-8 at Mohali ,who can forget his innings at Durban last year to again level the series at 1-1 .All these are recent performances while Sehwag has been failing in every test series since India's tour of SA , he was poor even in home series against WI.Facts and stats speak for themselves.

  • POSTED BY dicky_boy on | August 26, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    @stephen smith dude please don't feel so bad:) , I like Australian team cause they have won a world cup , anyway dude we started playing serious cricket in 1983 , while ur teamguess started 1883 , anyway, , for all your dominance , u did not lose on only one tour to India, we also did not lose in 2003" , so basically we are exactly equal , even considering the playing time bias. But life is about living at the moment, then we have knocked u out of 3 world cups last 4 years , and whitewashed AUS 2 times, to your one time

  • POSTED BY MENDIS_Forever on | August 26, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    Congrats to India from a Sri Lankan fan!( yes..A Sri Lankan! why?any doubt?).It's was a good fight back from Chand and Patel.Chand,you deserve a spot in the national team.Bad luck Australia.Your days are over.Teams beat you at your own soil.

  • POSTED BY muthuthewaves on | August 26, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    and here comes randyOZ with indian 8 test away loss. i wonder how this is related to U19 worldcup. though india lost 8 away tests india was never 21/9 and 47 all out. aussie senior team is more vulnerable than india. we kicked aussies in qf in 2011 in home and now in final in their own backyard.

  • POSTED BY Legaleagle on | August 26, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE TEAM INDIA!!! I thought they played amazing through out the tournament. I wish Pakistan would have made it to the finals but at leaast an Asian country won the tournament.

    This is a true lesson for minnows like Bangladesh- its fan think by bashing Pakistan and India, their team will look good. The truth is Bangladesh has a long way to go in order become a force to be reckoned with.

    I do not see any Bangladeshi fans here anymore!! Pakistan and India are the best!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 14:11 GMT

    Congrats to INDIAn under 19 Team..........really well done young men, from Bangladesh.....

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | August 26, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    W.I DESTROYED this team in the group stage !!! I knew once we threw the game to Kiwis India would win no other side had real fast bowling to test them like W.I

  • POSTED BY desi-blue on | August 26, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    LOL..It seems that there was no escaping the jabs from the fans from other countries (Oz in particular) no matter what the result was today...If IND lost it would have been the now standard ''flat track bullies''..''can't play outside IND''...''U-19 batsmen useless like batsmen from senior team''....Now that IND has won it's ''just u-19 cricket"...''IND were lucky to win the toss''.."Oz will ''Thrash'' the senior team later this year (good luck with that btw..lol)..'' Guess there is just no pleasing certain people no matter what you do..to all Oz fans.. Your team LOST..end of story...wish You guys could be gracious in defeat like your team was (all of them waaay younger than most of you on this forum..haha)..Seriously though please LEARN from your team,a bunch of 19 year old's on how to be humble and gracious in defeat....

  • POSTED BY Great_Sport_Games on | August 26, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    Well Done India great to see our young boys proving the unlikeliest of things...@Anil Maheshwari.....yeah its true they will definitely be considered but have to realise that there is so much competition so its going to be difficult but that's a good thing anyway....@Dicky_boy....brother don't behave silly Shakib is not the topic here, here's a great player number 1 in Tests and ODIs and please don't give us Indians a bad name.... @counterstrike1.6....totally agree even though the old players will leave, we have the players to replace them but it takes time even the Australian team are going through a transition phase since the likes of Hayden, Langer etc retired.

  • POSTED BY jasonpete on | August 26, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    Posted by  Ted Osborne on (August 26 2012, 09:35 AM GMT), you seems to be a deluded fan.you just beat india in your own backward last year 4-0,likewise Australia also lost to India last two series 2-0 and 2-0 in India( 2010,2009).india won CB series in 2008 .So you are beating them in your home and Indians are beating you in their home.So nothing to boast here.Juniors tournament is the step to future.As per Ian chapel Australia don't have any test batsman to replace Ponting,looks weak by looking at their performances in their home condition.This Indian u19 team is the most successful in last 12 months period,even winning the quadrangular tournament in aus 2 months back.accept Indians won gracefully and get over this tall poppy syndrome.well played india and Australia.It was a very good final match

  • POSTED BY Eat_Sleep_Play_Cricket on | August 26, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    @Ted Osborne LOL! I was waiting for your comment! Mate looks like Aussie transition will be forever! Seniors cant bat overseas (5-0 white wash ENGLAND) and now your young OZ lads cant bat in your AUSTRALIA! Winning against Afganistan does not make your team a great one! If a team cannot defend a good score in their own country what will it do when it will visit overseas! Coming Spring is a treat for aussies in India! I hope you will follow cricket till than when OZ redefines the WORD HUMILIATION! Till than enjoy world cup -19 victory!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 13:44 GMT

    To paraphrase Steve Waugh to William Bosisto: "You just dropped the World Cup mate!"

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    to all the parents with kids, need to be out there playing training running around instead of playing xbox or ps3, the more kids out there playing the stronger we will be again, this goes for all ages and for all sports, our cricket, union, league, the Olympians, soccer, boxing, im talking all sports, let go out there and be real Aussie kids again :-)

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    First Of all CONGRATS To Young Future INDIAN Cricket Team, Beating AUS is in AUS is always pleasure to watch, WE wish atleast 3 or 4 members will be part of senoir INDIAN Cricket Team

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    Great victory by Indian cricket team under 19 , How many Senior player will take a lesson from a win & make way for talented youngsters , who are knocking door of test cricket but blocked unfortunately

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    happy to see the good performance Baba Aparajith, the ALL ROUNDER. He is a top order batsman who can effectively bowl 10 overs just like Mohammad Hafeez & Marlon Samuels. DHONI ALWAYS LOVE TO HAVE THESE KIND OF PLAYERS in the PLAYING XI. Baba's performance shows his class and temperament; now its up to BCCI how they handles him.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 13:36 GMT

    congrats to both teams on making it to the finals, maybe Australia need to take cricket serious again, kids need to be out there playing training running around instead of playing xbox or ps3, the more kids out there playing the stronger we will be again, this goes for all ages and for all sports, our cricket, rugby, the Olympians soccer boxing, im talking all sports, let go out there and be real aussie kids again.

  • POSTED BY Sarangarajan on | August 26, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    Chasing 226 in a world cup final against Aussies in Australia is a real big effort.The way the Unmkut ,Aparajith and later SK Patel went about the task was thrilling.They demonstrated guts, tenacity, skill, brilliance and will power under trying conditions. Sharma and Harmeet were excellent bowlers in the entire tournament. I can never forget Sharma repeatedly bowling batsman after batsman with his in swinging deliveries.As a team they played superbly well. What has been a stand-out performance in the entire tournament was the unbeaten 111 by the skipper Unmukt Chand in the finals. We are all proud of you boys. Well done. Heartiest congratulations.

  • POSTED BY superstar100 on | August 26, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    bowling in this tournamnet by indians was awsum !!!! congo team INDIA !!! good luck for future !!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    Well Done Boys... you have done us proud!!

  • POSTED BY Johnny_129 on | August 26, 2012, 13:18 GMT

    Goooooo India - This is the way to do it! The team had a bad start to the tournament but kept building and adjusting to the foreign conditions. In the end, they peaked at the right time. Our senior team can learn from this and win tournaments overseas - keep improving quickly in the overseas tournaments and never lose hope or get low on confidence! I LIKIEEEEEEEEE!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    Congrats guys you made us proud!!! We are celebrating your victory in Singapore...

  • POSTED BY Schumann78 on | August 26, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    i really loved the way Sandeep Sharma bowled. Congrats to team India from bd !

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    ha ha ha we win again. poor aussies beaten at their home that too in another final. they are just an ordinary setup now. soon they will be like newzealand. just cant win anything serious anymore. poor chaps . but they still showed some fight . thats always good. india is flexing its muscle at the junior level now. time for SRT to retire. the future of indian cricket is safe now and u need not worry about it any more. cant say the same thing about ponting. he can try to hangon till he is 50 and try to break Tendulkars records. when he is gone aussies wont have a decent batsman left. all he needs to do to extent his career is to avoid the upcoming indian tour and save his face as he is sure to fail in indian conditions.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    CongrAts to Whole INDIA..........

    I LOVE MY INDIA

  • POSTED BY Haleos on | August 26, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    @CandidIndian - what a load of rubbish. VVS 10 times batter than sehwag? Barring that 281which helped VVS play for over 10 years none of the other matches he stamped his foot. He needs tailenders to support him. Sehwag is out of form but Sehwag is sehwag. Dont compare him to some overrated retired, cry baby cricketer.

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | August 26, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    It's so good to see the appreation from Pakistani friends. hope both India and Pak reach final next time and the best team win

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    Well done India........Congraatulations1

  • POSTED BY nazmulrana on | August 26, 2012, 12:35 GMT

    cngratulations from all Bangladeshis.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 12:32 GMT

    Really loved the way Sandip bowled and Chand batted .Congrats from Bangladesh on the wc win!

  • POSTED BY Arulan_Thomas on | August 26, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    india got lucky by winning the toss and putting ozzie into bat. in most of the innings india has played this tournament, they have gotten out very cheaply. usually under 200. india won but they are still just an ordinary team. they can't bat overseas like sanga, mj or de silva. results speak for themselves.

  • POSTED BY sumit176 on | August 26, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    conratssssss india....btw @771aditya....where are you....i hope india proved u that they are more than worthy opponent,,,they are champions,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • POSTED BY rock.rockyin on | August 26, 2012, 12:25 GMT

    Congrats to Under 19 team. I am just mesmerized by Unmukth matured innings. Its incredible for a young guy to hold on and bat till the end and win a wc for India.He controlled Smit Patel too . All in all we can expect few players to play for Senior team. which is a good sign.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 12:22 GMT

    Indians were called lucky, un-exciting opposition, over-rated and what not on this same comments sections....thanks U-19 team since that makes our job easy to close mouth of critics...lolz...well played...I think Pak, India and Australia were top teams including West Indies who are getting better year by year,,,also Bangladesh has shown great improvemnt. Both WI and BD have great senior team future ahead.

  • POSTED BY Third_Gear on | August 26, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    This time INDIA is lucky enough not to face Bangladeshi boys in the whole tournament otherwise out of tournament from the group stage. Anamul hard luck man could not get your third century which was obvious against IND.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 12:18 GMT

    Congrats to the Indian team. From a Kiwi/Pakistani fan.

  • POSTED BY Stephen_Smith on | August 26, 2012, 12:15 GMT

    Here are some interesting stats; Australia has faced India 82 times in the test format and we have beaten India 38 to 20. In the ODI format, our teams have faced each other 112 times and we have beaten India 68 to 38. Pls, check any web site and you will notice that so far in cricketing history, Australia has completely dominated the Indian side. Hope you guys get the picture now.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    Aussies are not a great team to accept defeat graciously...but congratulations team India. Hope senior Team India gets a leaf out of your victory in Australia and come back to decimate them in next test series in Australia.

  • POSTED BY satish619chandar on | August 26, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    Great innings from both the captains and very happy that India emerged a deserving winners.. This would stay my happiest moment as cricket fan after the 83 WC win. Winning with bowlers s a great thing. Wish to see Sandeep and Chand in senior team soon. Harmeet too deserves some upgrade. These guys were really excellent and ably supported by others. Good luck folks.

  • POSTED BY CandidIndian on | August 26, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    Ted Osborne -Aussies fans seem to have forgotten 2-0 whitewash in India ,that was second consecutive series loss,followed by thumping defeat in WC quarters to throw defending champions out of the tournament.Aussies are coming to India next year to lose yet another series in India.Aussies were arrogantly making fun of our junior team prior to this final,we know our place ,we cant match Aussie teams of past,its you guys who started throwing the dirt people are just giving it back.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    OHH yeah !!! world champions now at the junior level too nothing sweeter than beating the Aussies in the final and also in their own back yard .Whoever say that future of Indian cricket is weak a big slap on your face u19 champs in 2008 and now in 2012 . Unmukht Chand he is just the big match player ,in a final third in a row first the quad series then Asia cup and now the world cup . There are many in this team (chand,harmeet,baba abharjit,vijay zol(who can play another u19wc) ,sandeep sharma,samit patel, ) who can play for the senior team but they should see how tough it was virat initially to come to the highest level but if they work hard like him they can be as good as him .For now party time .......

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    Anyway, Im done here. Im happy for youngsters in both sides. Unmukt played a great innings when it was counted and we won a game deservingly. Australia had their chances, but didnt capsize when it needed to(Bosisto's dropped catch of Unmukt anyone?). Cheers and idk whether I'll post here or not again, but happy to be part of this thread.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    @Ted Osborne your team always used to beat India?Don't make me laugh.Yeah u won the last series 4-0.So what?We won 2 consecutive test series against you before that.We knocked you out of the world cup,we beat you in the U 19 WC.And we'll continue beating you

  • POSTED BY VivtheGreatest on | August 26, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    @Ted Osborne, u seem to be really deluded, ur current team is not exactly the team of Waugh,Warne,Gilly and Mcgrath. Ur new crop of batsmen are average at best and let's face it Ponting and Hussey arent getting any younger.The sooner u accept that reality the better , coz this current crop of players would do well not to suffer a total annhilation when they come to India this year

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    about the match, I thought we made a great start to reduce Australia to 38-4. Getting Bancroft out was the key i thought. He basically took the game away from SA in that semi final. I give big props to Bosisto for his innings. It seemed like an innings of the same mold as Jayawardene in the 2011 WC Final. I love how emotionally he was into the game. Had Australia not been in dire straits early on, I bet he would have gone on to play freely. and hit a great 100. India knocked some serious pressure with their start in the match. The two guys I was especially impressed from Australia are Bosisto and Paris. Theyll both be representing Australia in the future. This is exactly why this tournament isnt a waste. Players like Kohli, Angelo Mathews and many more came through the U19 world cup. Sangakkara gave his 2 cents on the importance of this tournament a couple weeks back. I expect to see Harmeet and Unmukt in India's playing 11 hopefully soon. The latter has a promising future.

  • POSTED BY dicky_boy on | August 26, 2012, 11:50 GMT

    Oh COME ON GUYS, ALL THIS VERY UNFAIR, Bangladesh is the greatest team ever to be assembled , it was unfair that they did not go to finals :) they would have beaten india by 1000 runs if they had played, so all of us Indians we should consider ourselves lucky, they have the greatest player to have ever played the game shakib :) lol

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:50 GMT

    Kudos to the Indian U19 side. Also, it's important to remember that these kids who have played for their respective countries are just 19 years old. At such a young age, they are representing their country and dong something productive with their lives. I am sure it is more relevant and important than some of you, who are wasting time by bashing each other. So be mature and support all the players, because they are the future of our wonderful and favorite sport. Good luck guys. From a Pakistan fan.

  • POSTED BY Naresh28 on | August 26, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S T E A M I N D I A !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FROM ALL YOUR FANATICAL FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    congratulations to All Indian Fans From Pakistan... Well Played Jo jeeta wohi Sikander

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 11:46 GMT

    @Ted Osborne: Similarly you seem to have forgotten 0-5 of the last 7 tests played in India, also knocked out of 2011 WC (and also 2007 T-20 WC).We will talk more when your senior side actually beats India in India in tests.

  • POSTED BY EmeraldEye on | August 26, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    We have won the U-19 WC, both the teams played really well. But its not the time to bash the losing team or the fans. Lets enjoy the moment and respect the losing team and its fans.

  • POSTED BY recycle-bin-is-empty on | August 26, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    @Shawn_Holmes2012 mate just to let u know, India won a total of 12 tests against Aurstralia between 1995 to 2010!!! Aus won 10...now i aint saying Ind was better I m not that delusional but India was the only country to give a tough competition to Oz during that period when they were dominating everyone else...England were the next but far from India.....so your statement makes no sense at all that India has poor record against every other team especially Australia!! ??? And in the present....if there is any sane poster here would agree that no team maybe except for South Africa is a truly dominating team like the Aus n Windies of the past...even SA have a long way to go....rest all other teams are kings only at home...

  • POSTED BY Vasilev on | August 26, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    @ Stephen_Smith: Just U19 cricket? You are apparently 2nd to India in this "Just U19 cricket" haha. Obviously you have a short term memory! India are the World Champs in ODI's too! Remember? - India beat Australia by 5 wickets in Ahmedabad to enter Semifinals of 2011 WC. Not your fault though. Obviously your arrogance has overpowered your memory and logic!

  • POSTED BY nitishbhatt008 on | August 26, 2012, 11:42 GMT

    Great innings by Chand....

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 11:42 GMT

    @Shawn_Holmes2012: What are they going to show to Indians? Hopefully it wouldn't be another 21/9 or 47 all-out. Hopefully Aus win something in tests in India, unlike the last 7 tests they played in India in which they have lost 5.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    UNMUKTH CHAND....U R TRULY THE CHAND (STAR) OF INDIA.....CHEERS MATE.... HAV MADE THE ENTIRE NATION PROUND!!!!!!!!!! BHARAT MATA KI JAY....CHAK DE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Shrineel on | August 26, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    Congrats, The India U-19 Team!! You played exceptionally well... Specially Unmukt Chand & Smit Patel, both of them played gems of an innings. Unmukt Chand is ready and raring to go for International debut. He showed great great sense of responsibility & maturity. He is indeed on the way of Virat Kohli, but undoubtably he has his own style of leading a team and playing...

    All The Best future Indian Star's!!

  • POSTED BY BigDataIsAHoax on | August 26, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    Yeah yeah my dear English fans sure winning a WC is irrelevant and so is getting whitewashed against Pakistan in the subcontinent and getting hammered by South Africa against home. And oh, the only wins relevant are the ones against West Indies at your backyard and the ones against a severely depleted Indian side again at your own backyard. Enjoy licking your wounds while we have a reason to be happy now and oh really looking forward to Christmas this year! England is on the menu, boys!! :D

  • POSTED BY CandidIndian on | August 26, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    AlexPalmer90 -Negative comments towards Aussies become many among-st them were arrogantly writing off India before this match and were making fun of us.As far as being overrated is concerned if 4-0 loss in Aus makes us ordinary and overrated then what about the Aussies team who lost last 4 out of 6 tests in India?

  • POSTED BY Stephen_Smith on | August 26, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    Indians are gonna get high on curry tonight for sure. lol. This is just U19 cricket folks, so take it easy. Don't get emotional. If you check the overall record, Australia has beaten India 38/20 in tests and 70/39 in ODI. Also, Indian batsman are still incapable of playing on non-flat wickets as the statguru states that they have poor win and batting records overseas. India is doing ok but you guys still have a long way to go before you can catch up to Australia. cheers

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    @AlexPalmer90: Yes, the over-rated team against whom you lost in WC-2011 QF, lost 5 matches & won nothing out of the last 7 tests played in India. BTW where did you get this 10 number from? Also we can take 4-o whitewash anytime ahead of 21/9 and 47 all-out.

  • POSTED BY bala_sachin on | August 26, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    INDIA rocks no one can stop ............UNSTOPPABLES BULLETS.......anyone around the world dont try to stop them......u will be BLASTERED

  • POSTED BY Natesan333 on | August 26, 2012, 11:34 GMT

    Big hearts shows up in big games, like Dhoni, like Chand. To all my Aussi friends, I do highly recommend curry, it is good for digestion, as you are now in a heavy diet of humble pie and Fosters :) Cheers

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    indian fans seems to have forgotten the 0-4 loss in the test series also being knocked out in the cb series. we will talk more when your senior side actually beats us, like we usually do.

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 11:32 GMT

    @RandyOZ: Hope that it wouldn't be another 21/9 and 47 all-out? Also hope that Aus can win atleast a single test match against India in India in the next tour, unlike the last two tours in 2008 and 2010 where they won nothing in tests.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    Here comes randyoz, lol, rofl, its really fun watching the final, chand and aparajith have a bright future, catches win you matches, the drop catch by aussie captain made the difference, congrats team india, next world in australia also for you india

  • POSTED BY nipun027 on | August 26, 2012, 11:27 GMT

    Although every1 is appraising Chand for his great innings in such a young age...... For me the best find from this tournament for INDIA is Baba Aparajith......... It has been a long tym India is loking for a good allrounder....... I think he can be that 1................

  • POSTED BY CandidIndian on | August 26, 2012, 11:26 GMT

    After watching these young boys playing in Australia i wonder what overrated cricketer like Sehwag is doing in the team, that too test team? he is 34 and struggling ,VVS who is still 10 times better than Sehwag had to retire. Sehwag was struggling against NZ pace bowlers on a slow pitch,Chand was on fire against extremely talented Aussies bowlers on bouncy track.Have selectors and BCCI leanred something from 8-0 loss, we will find out soon.

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    @AlexPalmer90: I agree that India has struggled away specially in last year or so, but Australia is no better. See Aus just lost 0-4 to England in ODI, struggled against Afganistan yesterday, lost 5 matches & won nothing out of the last 7 tests played against India in India.

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    @Stephen_Smith: I agree you that India can't catch up with Aus, as Aus are going down and India going up.

  • POSTED BY Percy_Fender on | August 26, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    I am surprised that there are no comments from people from Pakistan and Sri Lanka who had so much to say when India lost to West Indies in the first match.People from the sub continent, considered the most irrelevant part of the world to play cricket should be happy that one of them won the cup finally. In fact the performance of both Bangladesh and Afghanistan should greatly hearten them. They will be a force to reckon with in the forseeable future.People from Australia and England should not think that cricket is a game only if it is played in one of these countries even if Australia lost and India won handsomely in a small part of Australia. The Stephen_Smiths of this world should know that in India there are many other things than curry to celebrate with. They should soak in the changing scene in the game. It is like hockey is in India. Changes like this will happen and are good for the game. Congratulations India.

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    @Stephen_Smith: I don't know where did you get the 14 number from? I agree that India has struggled away specially in last year or so, but Australia is no better. See Aus just lost 0-4 to England in ODI, struggled against Afganistan yesterday, lost 5 matches & won nothing out of the last 7 tests played against India in India.

  • POSTED BY AMAZINGFAN on | August 26, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    @ted osborne,really do u think ur ordinary oz side can beat ind in ind,keep dreaming ind will thrash ur aus next year.

  • POSTED BY ShawnHolmes on | August 26, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    indian fans are more surprised than anyone that their team actually beat Australia. no wonder so many indians are jumping and having delusion of being a good side. lol. Australia will show India once again how good India is later this year.

  • POSTED BY bolthaa on | August 26, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    yawn.....yawn...yawning.... .lazy game.. active followers. X plays, Y makes money Z wastes time and money.. oh!!!! realized I fall into Z... time to logout...

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    And no im no Ausie hater. I highly respected the Aussie era of 90s and early 2000s and I personally enjoyed watching tthem play. It was artistry. The fact that you guys bring up a 4-0 hammering which has basically NOTHING to do with the u-19 world shows me, that you guys cant handle losing to us....

    Like I said, I respect the Aussie team, but I like how you guys dont have the class to give some props to others....

  • POSTED BY ani. on | August 26, 2012, 11:22 GMT

    fourth WC title in last five years 2007 T20 WC, 2008 U19 WC under KOHLI, 2011 WC, 2012 U19 WC..well done team india

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    @AlexPalmer90 cant bat, cant bowl, cant win matches at home, now cant win some irrelevant junior tournament at Home! so what can Any Aussie team do, labour to a win against a minnow like Afghanistan.

  • POSTED BY ShawnHolmes on | August 26, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    Indians fans should keep things in perspective. This is the junior team, not the senior. Furthermore, this victory doesn't override India's poor performance overseas, especially the inept batting of Indian batsman's. Australian fast bowlers completely toyed with the Indian batsman's and outplayed them in every department. No wonder, India lost so badly against Oz. Indians have poor win ratio overseas and no Indian player features in the top 10 ranking of batsman's who have scored more than 1000 runs overseas since 2006. India is still well below compared to other top ranked team, especially against Oz.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:17 GMT

    The Indian team just smashed Australia. What a win! Amazing batting by Unmukt Chand and Smit Patel! And great bowling by Sandeep Sharma! This U19 side has so many talents but not everyone will get a chance in the Indian Team! I think Unmukt, Smit, Sandeep and Harmeet should definitely get a chance to show their talents in at least the India A side.

  • POSTED BY SoulTaker on | August 26, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    AlexPalmer90: lol...so the world cup itself has become some irrelevant tournament 4 you...so what next when your team loses test matches and Onedays and you will call that irrelevant too??Pathetic..give credit where its due....waiting for ur Aus team to tour India...am sure will make u eat dirt...

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    Seeing a lot of people bashing India, calling them flat track bullies. I am considering them to be Aussies(dont see any reason why people of any other nationality would read this article), they seem to have forgotten that their own team seem to have lost its mojo be it home or away. Atleast India can bat,bowl and win matches on flat tracks, your team's record on the "flat" track is quite exceptional I must say. Its not too distant when your team got a nice beating on their last two trips to India when they lost 2-0 on the "flat" tracks. Go learn how to bat on Flat tracks first!

  • POSTED BY SoulTaker on | August 26, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    AlexPalmer90: lol...so the world cup itself has become some irrelevant tournament 4 you...so what next when your team loses test matches and Onedays and you will call that irrelevant too??Pathetic..give credit where its due...

  • POSTED BY FwdShrtLeg87 on | August 26, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    @Ted Osborne : One more thing mate. I admire the Aussie team of 1990s and 2000s. They are amazing. For 10 years there was no team comparable to them. I remember a time when my Aussie frnd used to support other teams when they are playing Australia just to check if there are any teams that could challenge them. Now I see people like you and RandyOz boasting of silly achievements like drawing a series in Saf which both India and England did in the same period. In actuality for 4 yrs saf didn't win a series at home except against Bangladesh. I am glad that you stooped to the level of comparing your team with an aging team which lost every game they played abroad all in 1 yr. well done mate. Great going. I am sure you guys are celebrating your win against an improving but still not in the big league Afghanistan. Telling the world how you showed them their place.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 26, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    @Stephen_Smith ...ha ha ha...hard to digest that India won the cup? Its again proved that only Indian team able to beat Australians. Fear is clear from your reply, mate.

  • POSTED BY CandidIndian on | August 26, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    I am the one among-st the many who cynically rejected the chances of this Indian team after loss to WI.I hereby accept that i was cynical and stupid to make such comments and these young boys have proved many wrong including me ,they peaked at right time,the one who is eating his words is me.

  • POSTED BY CandidIndian on | August 26, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    I am the one among-st the many who cynically rejected the chances of this Indian team after loss to WI.I hereby accept that i was cynical and stupid to make such comments and these young boys have proved many wrong including me ,they peaked at right time,the one who is eating his words is me.

  • POSTED BY SoulTaker on | August 26, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    And the new chokers tag goes to.............Australia...hahahah...lol

  • POSTED BY AlexPalmer90 on | August 26, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    i guess indians are still upset over the beating their team took in the cb and test series, hence the negative comments towards the australia. indian side is still overrated and average as described by most commentators in australia (paper tigers). you can enjoy this small victory of some junior tournament but you can't chance the fact that india holds the record of losing over 10 matches in a row. keep it up

  • POSTED BY dicky_boy on | August 26, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    @ted Osborne and others people come on don't be so angry, it's just an under 19 :) Last four years let me see, India won a t20 wc, cricket wc knocking AUS out, won cb series in AUS, whitewashed AUS twice in India and and also beat AUS 4-0 in odi including wc games, so yeah last four years were amazing, STILL AUS is the team I respect cause they won 3 wc , but sadly on decline now

  • POSTED BY FwdShrtLeg87 on | August 26, 2012, 10:59 GMT

    @Ted Osborne : Hey mate . In the last 5 yrs you really showed showed us our place mate. You have won an u19 world cup in 2010. couldn't defend it. Lost your world no 1 ranking. didn't have it for a while now. Lost a test to new zeland for the first time at home in 26 yrs. Lost a home series to your arch rivals England and currently will not be defending any title that I know of. not even ashes. You lost 4 of the 6 tests in India. didn't win even one. On the contrary. India won a T20 world cup . 50 over world cup and an u19 world cup . had test no 1 for 18 months. Will be defending two world cups next time they are played and lost 4 outta 8 tests in england. won 1 test . won a series in 2007 there. In aus we lost 6 outta 8 tests. won 1 test and one of those 6 is a controversial sydney test in 2008. India didn't lose a single series at home during the time. Congrats mate. you really showed us our place in last 5 yrs with ur performances.

  • POSTED BY dheerajshetty on | August 26, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    @Stephen_Smith mate Australia is depleting side, they are failing to produce quality batsmen which was also pointed out by Ian Chappel in his latest article, and we did defeat Australia in its own backyard, let us enjoy our curry and you guys enjoy last remaining quality batsmen in Ponting and Hussey because you lack any upcoming batsmen.

  • POSTED BY RandyOZ on | August 26, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    Guys, Chand was on fire, but at the end of the day it's India's test team where the real issues are. Are these guys gonna step up to the plate or is it gonna be another 8 losses on the trot?

  • POSTED BY SoulTaker on | August 26, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    LOL....its hilarious to c some of the Australians comments here...still they are refering to the 0-4 loss...cant accept the defeat eyyy...we understand ur frustrations losing world cup in your own backyard...hahah how sweet it is for us Indian fans when we think abt that...the way I see it ur team is on a massive decline not even the youngsters are good...your future look very bleak...If I were you i would be worrying about my teams performance and not other team's...

  • POSTED BY dicky_boy on | August 26, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    @stephen smith dude we will munch on curry alright , meat curry :) , dude what more do you expect man we won the world cup get it 50 over world cup, we won the t20 wc, and now this, Australia only won one series in India in 2004 and that too closely, and we drew in AUS same time almost winning it,,So in tests we are even cause we win in India, you win there . In odi you were a great team, but last four years na I don't think so, we beat you in Australia and India. Live is about living at the moment , support if u can or ignore it cheers:)

  • POSTED BY RandyOZ on | August 26, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    To all my Indian friends, calm down, I was a bit tongue in cheek in the Semi. Lets be honest it was a close contest by both teams with Chand being the obvious game-breaker.

  • POSTED BY Desisd on | August 26, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    Congratulations Team India. Its indeed India´s cricketing day.

  • POSTED BY no.1_multicultural_team on | August 26, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    Some commentators while obvioulsy upset by Aus losing in their own backyard,are trying to put achievement of young Indians as a win in a 'Junior Tournament''.Well,It is a WORLD CUP,junior or senior,It is a WORLD CUP victory,and one world cup victory weighs more than 10 CB like tournaments.No one will remember in 3 years time who won which triangular tournament,but World cup wins are timeless.Well done India,It is a very big achievement.

  • POSTED BY Desisd on | August 26, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    @ Stephen_Smith You are in for a treat, we will serve you Kangaroo Curry with some cheap australian beer ;)

  • POSTED BY trueanalyst on | August 26, 2012, 10:41 GMT

    @TedOsborne,India recently defeated Australia in Quadrangular series final and Oh I forgot the 12 over annihilation of your team in India.That is the difference between these two teams.You may be competitive at home to our boys but no match for us in India.Funny people Projecting Australia as the favorite after it remained unbeaten in the runup to the finals. So much for your memory.Let your senior team visit India ,den we will show who is the boss.You will get 3-0 dubbing in addition to the 2-0 beating you got twice.Defeating a team with over the hill legends is not great shakes.Looks like you will continue to hark on the 4-0 line even after 25 years later.

  • POSTED BY RandyOZ on | August 26, 2012, 10:36 GMT

    Well done India, but realistically Australia stripped of the title due to poor fielding, not that it's an excuse. Looks like there are only 3 teams with the kids coming through (Aus, India, SA) with Aus kids looking the most promising.

  • POSTED BY AnoMaLy on | August 26, 2012, 10:36 GMT

    @Ted Osborne - Funny how its a meaningless victory when you your team lost. I wouldn't be so cocky anymore. Aussie team is on a big time decline and yeap a Ind hammering is just round the corner.

  • POSTED BY AlexPalmer90 on | August 26, 2012, 10:34 GMT

    can't bat, can't bowl, can't win matches away from home, so wht can india do, win some irrelevant junior tournament. hehe. we are waiting for the indian side to catch up with us. don't make it another 0-4 ok. haha

  • POSTED BY RandyOZ on | August 26, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    Bad luck to the Aussies who struggled a bit in the spotlight, particularly in the fielding department. Looks like some good batting talent coming through in World cricket with Pattersen, Bosisto and Chand.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    Just like DHONI did in World Cup 2011 , Unmukt Chand did it here. Just in, India win by Inning and 50 runs ( Ashwin 12 wickets in the match ) against Newzealand. What a day for Indian fans .

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    Great Victory Cheers :-) Good to see U19 world cup win in chasing over Australia in Australia .....

  • POSTED BY Stephen_Smith on | August 26, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    Indians finally have some reasons to celebrate after receiving a royal hiding by Australia in the recent series and losing nearly 14 matches in a row :) It's u19 cricket but it will do. So, go out and munch on hips of curry tonight. Ya, deserve it. Oh btw, don't forget that overall Australia still beats India hands down in test and odi format.

  • POSTED BY no.1_multicultural_team on | August 26, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    Congratulations.Seeing today's performances,the way young guys kept their nerve and showed great technique, I m sure India's future is bright in world cricket.I did not see Indian bowling, but I m sure some good fast bowlers will be up and coming too.Indian batter's production line seems to be working well just need a few good fast bowlers.India true number 1.

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 26, 2012, 10:18 GMT

    Now waiting for Ahmad Hussain to come and say that this Indian team, which has won everything in it's path, is ordinary and ExtremeSpeed to say that some batsman who scored runs in some inconsequential match is better than U. Chand, who now scored more centuries than any other batsmen at U-19 level and has actually scored 3 of those centuries in finals. LOL indeed.

  • POSTED BY Stephen_Smith on | August 26, 2012, 10:14 GMT

    Indians are gonna get high on curry tonight for sure. lol. This is just U19 cricket folks, so take it easy. Don't get emotional. If you check the overall record, Australia has beaten India 38/20 in tests and 70/39 in ODI. Also, Indian batsman are still incapable of playing on non-flat wickets as the statguru states that they have poor win and batting records overseas. India is doing ok but you guys still have a long way to go before you can catch up to Australia. cheers

  • POSTED BY haq33 on | August 26, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    Australia - what a load of rubbish - can't be relied on for anything these days. Nobody is afraid of Aus any more, they can't even be bullies at home. Still, a good toss to win for India. As long as the captain makes a sensible decision when winning the toss on this ground, the result is almost a foregone conclusion.

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 26, 2012, 9:58 GMT

    @fast_track_bully...don't you know that 7>1. Clearly our 'Ordinary' sailed through to first position where as their team had to overcome toughest adversaries and conditions any team ever had to face in history of sport itself to finish seventh :)

  • POSTED BY rett on | August 26, 2012, 9:58 GMT

    I watched this today and thought it was a great game. The toss was critical, but Australia fought their way back several times. Was impressed with several bowlers hitting the 140 mark (Stuart Broad?) Chand's innings was terrific-the difference between the two sides. Someone here mentioned Cummins-didn't see him. Funny that.

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | August 26, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    @ RandyOz : Its was a cat walk for India.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    Congratulations Team India u-19..... JAI HOOOO ..........INDIA...........

  • POSTED BY baghels.a on | August 26, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    Congratulations to India, a win in such alien conditions is very admirable.Fantastic achievement by Indian youth the maturity of whom belies their age--A total team effort. Btw GH Vihary just can't bat how did he get in the team,lot was expected of V.Zol but he dissapointed getting record breaking 450 runs in domestic cricket and making runs in alien condition is something else but he is talented and will make a mark.Every one is talking about Unmukt Chand n Apparjith and rightly so but Prashant Chopra for me is a class act some of his backfoot play and drving thrugh offside was sublime. Harmeet looks very promising and seamers won most of the matches but they still have to bowl well in flat batting pitches to find out there real worth.Another attacking batter Manan Vohra got injured after being in the original squad,there are so many others who coudn't get selected just shows the bench strength India has :)

  • POSTED BY Bobby_Talyarkhan on | August 26, 2012, 9:49 GMT

    great victory but let us not get too carried away. and let us remember what ian chappell said - that players like unmukht and harmeet should be fast-tracked into the test team instead of warming their backsides in u-19 cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    This is just U19 mate so don't get carried away. Also, you can't compensate your weak Indian team with this meaningless victory. In the last 6 years, India are well below Australia in win ratio, bowling average and batting averages. Australia showed India their place in world cricket last time they meet.

  • POSTED BY krvij on | August 26, 2012, 9:40 GMT

    Great job! We did it away from home, in Australia and against Australia. Where is Randy Oz? Why no comments?

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 9:40 GMT

    Is there any problem with espncricinfo staff .... the quicker updates are missing now a days ... still not seeing the report completed ...

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 9:35 GMT

    I'm so happy for the Indian team with this upset, unexpected, out-of-the-blue, shock, unpredictable, improbable, unlikely win against Australia. lol. Indians finally have a reason to b happy now after getting hammered in Australia in the CB series and also in the test series. BTW, this is U19, India will get another hammering this year. Wait for it.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    This young guns rocks and deserved to win the title...

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    @Fast_Track_Bully: Yes, may be because 7 > 1. LOL. Forget them, let's cheer for India. Indiaaaaaa, Indiaaaaaa

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    this boy unmukt always plays big innings in big matches which the senior team requires most to guies ready to see him............

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | August 26, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    Australia can't bat on green pitches and how they wil play in india then

  • POSTED BY harry_1109 on | August 26, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    Guys you are rocked the ground............ Soon we would like to see you all in International cricket in india team...

    All the Very Best....

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    India vs Australia in cricket world cups

    INDIA ODI CHAMPIONS 2 times INDIA T20 CHAMPIONS 1 time INDIA U19 CHAMPIONS 3 times

    Total world cup wins 6 for India

    AUS ODI CHAMPIONS 4 times AUS U19 CHAMPIONS 2 times

    Total world cup wins 6 for AUS

  • POSTED BY onphel1 on | August 26, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    Very well done U-19 boys. That's the spirit. You're the future of International cricket in general and particularly of Indian cricket. Keep up the intensity and determination and keep improving. Thumbs up boys!!!

  • POSTED BY maddy20 on | August 26, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    @Harmony111 Our party is never complete without these English gatecrashers, whose team is always knocked out in the first few rounds of a Worldcup , and their no.1 test team gets thrashed at both home and away. As for your statement, we will discuss about it after we are thwacked

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    Congrats India.

    3 world cup for U19 team.

  • POSTED BY SanatAttavar on | August 26, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    CONGRATS U-19 India......Way to go Boyz!!! Beating Australia in Australia chasing 225 dream stuff guys.....Super!!! Enjoy the moment!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 9:18 GMT

    Congratulations! Well, victory is always sweet; it's even sweeter, if it comes in this style and comes against Ozs! This under pressure performance against bullies of the game is one of the recent developments in the mindset of Indian sportspersons of this generation; augurs well for us.That's what it is, not just the cup, 'the style' makes me feel better!

  • POSTED BY LetThereBeLogic on | August 26, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    @randyOz: Can't even win at home? So weak Australia:D

  • POSTED BY yohandf1984 on | August 26, 2012, 9:16 GMT

    Congrats to Ind U 19 team & Indian fans from Sri Lanka .

  • POSTED BY passionatecricbug on | August 26, 2012, 9:14 GMT

    lol.Mourning in Pakistan today. And where's that RandyOz ?

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 9:12 GMT

    Can anyone please "predict" the chances of "RandyOz" and "Syna Jones" coming here and commenting?

  • POSTED BY larsons96 on | August 26, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    why wasn't this televised on nine network

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | August 26, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    RandyOZ or whatever his name is....is hiding behind Greg Chappel....and Greg Chappel trying to hide behind Ganguly! Bwahahahahahaha!

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    Too bad that BD (the best young tea in the world and best team in the tournament, as per their fans) and SL (the best team on fast and bouncy pitches, as per their fans) didn't made it to the finals. Had they reached the finals, they would had scored atleast 600 runs and then bowl out the opponents for 20. Surely the luck was with India and Australia. :)

  • POSTED BY AMAZINGFAN on | August 26, 2012, 9:00 GMT

    well done boys u have done the country proud.poor oz they can't even win at their home.both india senior and junior team are champions,hence ind is the no.1 odi team in the world.IND WORLD CHAMPS.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    Congrats to the U19 Boys.Of this team I see Unmukt,Harmeet,Sandeep and Aparajith as future International Stars.Not to forget Smit Patel's crucial knock under pressure.

  • POSTED BY ravis123 on | August 26, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    It is time for the Tendulkars of the world to move on in life.. It is time they too listened to their inner conscience, rather than BLOCK entry of promising players... After all, on eneeds too just look at his record for the past 10 matches and you know why... He is in the team only bcos of his past reputation and the selectors dare not touch him.. The Rohits, Raina of the workld also need to wake up, as there is a huge threat from younger players now (younger and probably more mature than them!). Unmukth, Sandeep, Aparajith and Harmeet are real prospects for India now..

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | August 26, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    @ Sonya Jones - Where are you dear ? Haven't seen your single comment since the time India has been winning. Look, India beat your Fast Track Bullies in your own backyard. Come dear, lets have some healthy conversation. :)

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    Congratulations Team India u-19

  • POSTED BY VivtheGreatest on | August 26, 2012, 8:56 GMT

    @RandyOz, Face the facts u just dont have quality players around anymore. Once Ponting and Hussey retire ur batting line up is gonna be a joke. Most of ur current batsmen would struggle to make it into any other team including Bangladesh!!

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | August 26, 2012, 8:54 GMT

    Unmukt Chand, the guy, will be seen in action very soon in Champions League, that will be held in SA, for Delhi Daredevils (DD). This guy has got technique to play on fast and Bouncy Tracks and is agressive too. Can't wait to see him in action again ! Cheers.

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 26, 2012, 8:54 GMT

    I feel we need to enjoy rather than talking more about other teams.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:53 GMT

    india.......................................................india

  • POSTED BY Harmony111 on | August 26, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    @Mervo: Are you saying that Australia can't bat in green conditions even if at home? And oh talking about the seniors, let's talk a bit about your recent 0-4 whitewash against Eng :-p

  • POSTED BY Jiten2012 on | August 26, 2012, 8:51 GMT

    Great Victory Cheers :-) Good to see U19 world cup win in chasing over Australia in Australia ......

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 26, 2012, 8:51 GMT

    @cool2cool. I can name them: Ahmed Hussain, Anwar Chowdhury, ExtremeSpeed etc. BD fans belive their 7th place is better than India's trophy...lol

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:51 GMT

    party time for team jr India . Guys they deserved it . All through the series they as a team maintained the their composure. They deserved the World cup. Chand and harmeet u guys r champs. u will be in team India in next season. Hav cheers guys. Its time to celebrate.

  • POSTED BY pitch_it_up on | August 26, 2012, 8:48 GMT

    Congrats U19 Team India!! That was fabulous performance. To perform the way you guys did in Australian conditions and that too against Australia is truly amazing. Cheers!!

  • POSTED BY matchfixerpkn on | August 26, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    y bangladesh not given oppurutnity in final ? if they reached they have won wolrd cup even agaisnt america..then have sir shakib ul husain..

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    Greg Chappell... you sure have a "reverse midas touch". If you touch anything gold, it turns into... ( fill the blank, anyway you want)!

  • POSTED BY USIndianFan on | August 26, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    Baba Aparajith should also be lauded. He triggered the change in the tempo for the Indians.

  • POSTED BY AnoMaLy on | August 26, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    @Randyoz - LOL in your own backyard. Boom! Like a boss!

  • POSTED BY chris_a18 on | August 26, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    Congrats India. Well played guys, superb century by the captain under pressure. India are the champions in Cricket!!!

  • POSTED BY matchfixerpkn on | August 26, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    V.Jammy..not only MOS also MOM to be given to any one of bangladeshi players..even also not right one..bcos bangladesh not reached upto quaify level..

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:36 GMT

    india wins the u-19 WC.......:)

  • POSTED BY V.Jammy on | August 26, 2012, 8:36 GMT

    Now I would definitely love to read from Randy_Oz! After India won semi-final against NZL, he said that now its gonna be a Cakewalk for Australia in the finals! So mate, would you now give an excuse that the cake was just so slippery that we fell down? Yes I agree that Australia-U19 were exceptionally talented & performed excellently until the finals. But India-U19 raised their levels just higher than their opponents to cross the hurdle & grab the World Cup!!

  • POSTED BY Cricketsince1985 on | August 26, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    Good performance by Chand and Smit Patel. Handling pressure in the crucial match shows the maturity. India nowadays used to it. Great going.... Now should focus on T20 world cup :)

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:34 GMT

    India truly owned Australia in the final match at their home ! I saw some aussie, poms & some pakistanis dissing India before the match. I guess they have all vanished in thin air !

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | August 26, 2012, 8:33 GMT

    OUT OF THIS TEAM I CAN SEE HARMEET , UNMUKT , BABA PLAYING FOR INDIA IN FEW YEARS . SANDEEP SHARMA HAS ALSO IMPRRESED EVERYONE WITH HIS SWING . HIS DELIVERY FOR TAKING THE OFF STUMP OF PEIRSON WAS SIMPLY SENSATIONAL . NEVER SAW ANY INDIAN BOWLER SWINGING THE BALL SO MUCH .

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 26, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    @Rajavel-cricket on (August 26 2012, 07:54 AM GMT)...:) :)..I am so happy, want to you have party with you, all Indians here....P...A....R....T....Y....T....I....M....E.........................hohoooooooooo:) Congratulations Team India. I would like to thank Team India :)..Coach, support staff and to everyone....THANKS A LOT :)..BCCI, proud of your effort to work hard from 2 years fro this...Hard luck Team Australia. We even like your cricket :) :)

  • POSTED BY Mervo on | August 26, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    TRIN999 - please show some temperament and less vitriol. This was a close game and Indian side had the benefit of the first use of the wicket, always dampish in Townsville in the morning. None the less they got over the line in a close well fought game. If the Indian senior team ever stops being white washed in Test cricket where ever they play and retires some of its 'senior' (old) players and gives the younger ones a go, then they will all benefit.

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | August 26, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    Randy oz Wher is this poor guy.

  • POSTED BY Mervo on | August 26, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    Well done. This win greatly reinforces the need for old man Tendulkar to retire and travel the world. Give the young players a go and get out of the way.

  • POSTED BY The_bowlers_Holding on | August 26, 2012, 8:27 GMT

    Congratulations to India, a win in such alien conditions is very admirable.

  • POSTED BY muthuthewaves on | August 26, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    @randy oz as u predicted it was a cakewalk

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | August 26, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    T20 WC 2007 , U-19 WC 2008 , ODI WC 2011 , U-19 WC 2012 . SO INDIA WON 4 WORLD CUPS IN 5 YEARS . WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT ? WE MAY BE DOWN IN TESTS BUT IN LIMITED OVER FORMATS WE ARE INVINCIBLES .

  • POSTED BY V.Jammy on | August 26, 2012, 8:23 GMT

    Bosisto (6th highest Runs scorer of the tournament) got Man of the Series Award? Its an insult for the highest Runs scorer of the tournament Anamul Haque (Bangladesh). On what basis was he judged? He also batted with poor strikerate! Anamul Haque: 6 matches, 6 innings, 0 not outs, 365 runs, 60.83 Avg, 85.08 strikerate, 2 x 100s, 1 x 50s. WG Bosisto: 6 matches, 6 innings, 5 not outs, 276 runs, 276 Avg, 55.75 strikerate, 0 x 100s, 2 x 50s.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:22 GMT

    Congratulations Team India u-19

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    Well done guys........It is a great victory because you guys Won in Australian soil against Australia.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    ICC should name the tournament as U-20, as players whomever have not reached 20 - like 19 years 281 days - are playing.

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | August 26, 2012, 8:20 GMT

    ROFLMAO....So now our under 19 kids also humiliate Greg Chappel in his own backyard. What a performance by the boys. Seriously impressed with Unmukt, Baba, Sandep Sharma, Harmeet and Smit Patel our future W/K.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:19 GMT

    The kangaroos "smit"ten by the two bugs: the skipper and the wicketkeeper draped in our tricolor! Rock & roll, Unmukt & Smit! Does it really get any better than this? Both the world cups in our custody: the ICC Cricket as well as the U-19 with the latter won on alien soil! As his name suggests, time for the skipper as well as his team to fly high! Extremely well done, Unmukt & boyz! Guess it's time for the young lads to do some hopping in the land of kangaroos! :) Bravo!!!

  • POSTED BY mrsaify on | August 26, 2012, 8:18 GMT

    Congrats To Indian Team for this great victory, From A Pakistani Fan. They really deserved this after the great nail biting contest with Pak team in Asian Cup.

  • POSTED BY buntyj on | August 26, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    congrats india u19; they improved as the tournament progressed; chand and harmeet (has to improve big match temperament) look like potentials to tour rsa in late 2013, patel may be a future india wk (but many more years to go)

  • POSTED BY shrastogi on | August 26, 2012, 8:15 GMT

    Well done India. Chand was due for runs and he never let the team down. It was also a good move to send Smit Patel up the order as Aksh Nath has been struggling for runs and a wicket would have put more pressure on the team. Bowwlers did well also. Hopefully Chand does well on India A tour of NZ. Would like to see these guys do well in Ranji Trophy & on A tours. Some of them would also get chnaces in IPL sides. The onus is on these guys to show the maturity to transform into senior level cricketers. Though the matches were not played on traditional Australian surfaces senior team should feel motivated that it can win next world cup in Australia.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:15 GMT

    Thanks for espncricinfo - I enjoyed the match live ...

  • POSTED BY trueanalyst on | August 26, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    Cometh the hour,cometh the man.Unmukth Chand has done it again.3 centuries in 3 consecutive finals !!! His 112 against Australia in Quadrangular final at the same Ground followed by 121 against Pakistan in Asia cup final and now this magnificent 111*. Remember he had scored 94 against England in Quadrangular Semifinals & 116 in Asia Cup semifinal against Srilanka . what a remarkable consistency in the big games .This boy has got talent and more importantly big match temperament which unfortunately Recordulkar does not possess.Looks like Delhi batsmen have got a knack to come good at the biggest stage. Remember Gautam Gambhir at T20 worldcup final and 2011 WC final.Gautam Gambhir was ably assisted by Virat Kohli in the final. So Unmukth Chand can play all over the world and play big.Great prospect. The most heartening thing is this worldcup was won by our young bowlers which is unbelievable.

  • POSTED BY Vasilev on | August 26, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    Congratulations to the new Little Champs! Looking forward to seeing you in the National colors(Specially whites) as well as the IPL colors next year(which is more probable).

  • POSTED BY chad_reid on | August 26, 2012, 8:08 GMT

    well done to india! aussie top order has failed all through out the comp besides india played well and Bosisto will be playing test cricket soon what a talent single handly got Australia to the final and brilliant batting by chand and the spinner who will be playing test cricket soon as well

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:06 GMT

    congratulation to Team India.Well played

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    @rohit Gupta you are absolutely right

  • POSTED BY Er-.S.R.shankar on | August 26, 2012, 8:02 GMT

    Fantastic achievement by Indian youth the maturity of whom belies their age--A total team effort. To win both senior and junior World cup crown it gives great pride to all INdians--It augurs well for the future--At least six guys Unmukt, Aparajit,Patel, Sandeep, Harmeet & Ravikant are future Indian material and they deserve straight elevation to their State/Zone team They must be given early breaks like Kohli's Our hearts really brim with joy.Mera Bharat mahan Jai Hind

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    is it the chapell out there with aussie under 19, lol ganguly will be happy, dont ever say again india is flat track bully, coz they bulldozed aussie in aussie itself now, thanks to unmukt chand and aparajith for the all round abilitity where are the guys who said india will not even qualify????

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | August 26, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    LOLZ TO ALL THOSE ENG , SA , AUS SUPPORTERS WHO WERE SAYING THAT INDIAN FLAT TRACK BULLIES WILL NOT REACH EVEN IN LAST 8 . THE SO CALLED FLAT TRACK BULLIES THRASH FAST TRACK BULLIES ON A FAST TRACK & WIN THE WC .

  • POSTED BY TRIN999 on | August 26, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    India India ......... now we are holding the two world cups both senior and junior.Before some Indian haters comment that it's a fluke ,let me inform you India and Australia each have won 14 games the other,and today India made it 15 ...Poor Australian supporters boasting too much about their team only to loose . I am just waiting to read some comments from all our three neighbouring countries... especially Bangladesh..

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 8:00 GMT

    Chand and Smit Patel grabbed it for India through their well controlled innings... Its not just because of their strike but also the temperament..... Many Amazing Talents in this team... :)

  • POSTED BY Emancipator007 on | August 26, 2012, 7:59 GMT

    Normally,don't get fascinated by U-19 cricket unless of course heralded talents like Lara/SRT/Waqar were to take part!But this knock by Chand has to be lauded for AWESOME temperament apart from undoubted skills. You could see the confidence to pull out those 6s at will and as per innings situation. Plus it is on OZ soil, plus a high-pressure final (remember the talk about OZ being absolute favs and all during tournament previews). Patel played a great supportive role and the partnership was so well-managed reminiscent of some veterans playing. 2 Players from past U-19 World Cup wins Yuvi and Kohli have gone onto be ODI greats. Will Chand be the 3rd? Prob is India has so many talented batting reserves,Chand has to wait.Better yet,fast-track Harmeet to play against Eng/OZ in home series.

  • POSTED BY QingdaoXI on | August 26, 2012, 7:58 GMT

    Woahh, Now India are both Junior and Senior 50 overs world champion. Congrates boys.Chand will be there in Senior squad for next world cup in Australia. Next INDIA will win T-20 world cup in Sri Lanka.

  • POSTED BY jay_vkjay on | August 26, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    Saving the best for the last......Trademark of great players....Unmukth Chand have done that.....Ably supported by Baba Aparajith and Smit Patel......

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    @Rohit Gupta: Mate, you are not as good predictor as 'RandyOz' is.

  • POSTED BY Rajavel-cricket on | August 26, 2012, 7:54 GMT

    Praveen your predectuion became 100% true,, congrats to the indian boya to made us proud in australia.. Where are those fast track bullies? R they watching this?

  • POSTED BY EmeraldEye on | August 26, 2012, 7:53 GMT

    Very happy for the Indian team, they played really well and equally the Australian team, but India edged them in all areas. Well, there were lot of comments on "cake walk", in deed in the end it was cake walk for India. Indian captain and the Australian captain are good batting talents, especially the Australian, he was really consistent throughout the tournament.

  • POSTED BY DixonFernando on | August 26, 2012, 7:53 GMT

    Congratulations Young Indian Turks. You made 1.2 billion people proud! Unmukt Chand i sthe next Kohli out there; BCCI, are you listening? Get him selected and make him score runs for our national team. What an innings!!

  • POSTED BY Iyer on | August 26, 2012, 7:53 GMT

    Baba , Chand and harmeet are the pick of the lot. Hope they are well groomed in the next few years so that they can play for the Indian national team soon.

  • POSTED BY dheerajshetty on | August 26, 2012, 7:51 GMT

    Awesome match, Unmukt Chand the star for the future, although the middle order disappointed through out the tournament. In the end it was good collective performance, Indian bowlers were very good, Sandeep Sharma in particular for taking wickets upfront regularly. So the stars to look out for in this team are Unmukt Chand, Baba Aparjith who is a very good allrounder, Sandeep Sharma, Vikas Mishra, Harmeet Singh, and maybe Vijay Zol even though he has not done justice to his potential, possibly he will play the next U19 world cup again since he is just 17. Congrats Team India, wonderful victory.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:50 GMT

    CAKEWALK huh aussies??? where r u now ?? fast track bullies ripped in their own backyard !!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:50 GMT

    many many congratulation to our YOUNG INDIANS . They have done Nation proud.I am sure that Unmukt,Smit Patel and Harmeet singh will soon make their way in to the TEAM INDIA may be in this season only. Great show Boys Keep it up

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:47 GMT

    Bosisto might have been great with bat..but, he dropped the world cup much before the end of the game!

  • POSTED BY shewal on | August 26, 2012, 7:45 GMT

    @Rohit Gupta... Ur prediction met with an accident... Surely ru an Indian... Declaring our defeat at break...

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:42 GMT

    @Rohit Gupta : You have a great career ahead of you replacing Paul the octopus man...Champs we are and Unmukt played a captains innings if ever there was one.. time or him to stake a claim ahead of Rohit Sharma and the pretenders for a place in the Indian team...

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:41 GMT

    Rohit Gupta India did not get bowled....your predictions off the mark.....

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 7:38 GMT

    @RandyOz: Mate your predictions were 100% correct. In the end it was a cakewalk for India.

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 7:35 GMT

    Surely these India haters would come with some excuses/comments that India don't deserve to win the cup and blah blah. But who cares for these people? India have on the cup and that is what all counts. Well done boys.

  • POSTED BY OttawaRocks on | August 26, 2012, 7:34 GMT

    Congratulations India on winning the U-19 World Cup. Beating Australia at home makes it all the sweeter. RandyOz, hope you enjoyed the match.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:33 GMT

    India Wins U-19 World Cup... Indians- Kings if Cricket...

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:33 GMT

    Well done Boys..................Keep it up

  • POSTED BY shom73 on | August 26, 2012, 7:30 GMT

    CONGRATS!! Team India!! Kudos to Chand and Team for the wonderful final and for lifting the WC U19 trophy. All the best for a bright future in the Senior team and hope u guys can emulate this success then as well.

    This team has shown that when all members of the team function as a unit they can achieve victory even against heavy odds. Well done!

  • POSTED BY mkomaravelly on | August 26, 2012, 7:29 GMT

    Mr.Rohit Gupta's Prediction was utterly wrong... hmm India beaten Australia comfortably...and we deserve this Title!!!! Proud to be Indian!!!! Congratulation Under19 Men In Blue!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:29 GMT

    good show by ind ..deserve the trophy

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:28 GMT

    INDIA u-19 team show talent for cricket is unending in INDIA. Hearty Congratulations for our boys.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:28 GMT

    INDIA u-19 team show talent for cricket is unending in INDIA. Hearty Congratulations for our boys.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:26 GMT

    congrate to all indian people and cicket team for pickt up world cup trophy

  • POSTED BY gana27 on | August 26, 2012, 7:25 GMT

    congrads young guns :)................

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 7:25 GMT

    Some people(or should I say India haters?) were saying that India didn't deserve to play final, as no Indian batsman has scored a century in the tournament, no Indian batsman/bowler is the top and blah blah. Well, what a tight slap on the faces of those. Today Sandeep Sharma took 4 wickets and the captain Unmukt Chand scored a great century and importantly won the match and the Cup.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:25 GMT

    congrats to under 19 Indian cricket team

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:24 GMT

    India are world champions yet again for a 3 rd record time!! proud to be an indian! captains knock from chand just like our senior captain dhoni did in the final ! congratulationss and celebrations !!!

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 26, 2012, 7:24 GMT

    We did it. Wow! incredible win. All the best team India. First senior WC, now U19 WC, next is T20 WC. All the best Men In Blue.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:24 GMT

    Wow Chand..you are superb. Hope you don't get into the ruins of IPL. Lets preserve this man.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:23 GMT

    Congratulations to India and Australia for such a good game.. Particularly to Chand who played such a mature game and took India to win. @Rohit Gupta keep your predictions going on like that... LOL. and I am wondering where are those people like Qasim Raja who mocked this team after the first game... He should realise that he has to support his own team not come out with mocking statements against rivals.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:23 GMT

    we are the real champions .....congrats...!!

  • POSTED BY Eat_Sleep_Play_Cricket on | August 26, 2012, 7:23 GMT

    What a way to tame the opponents! Team India - YOU CAME, YOU SAW and YOU CONQUERED! That was indeed a CAKE WALK! UNMUKT CHAND - Still cant believe you could be so calm under extreme pressure and dictate the terms to opponent when needed! the way you handled the bowlers and treating them on merit makes you one of the best under 19 cricketer in the world. You really made KOHLI and KAIF proud and put a SMILE on ONE BILLION people back home! SMIT patel - you will be a great asset to TEAM INDIA and your calmness will take you a long way! Sandeep SHARMA - Master of swing! along with HARMEET will be the main bowling attack for INDIA in coming years! Well DONE and Well deserved. CHEERS!

  • POSTED BY yug20 on | August 26, 2012, 7:23 GMT

    congratssssssss indiaaaaaaaaaaaaa u19......we r world champs yet again........... unmukt chand the next virat kohli in the making............

  • POSTED BY Vidyashankar on | August 26, 2012, 7:22 GMT

    CONGRATS INDIA on a great win. Well done Unmukt Chand and rest of the boys. Proud of you. Cheers.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:22 GMT

    great win India .. good for our future .. our boys have proved we can win overseas ..now we are having 2 world cups ... hip hip hurray and mind it in the end it was quite a comfortable win by 6 wickets and 15 days to spare

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:21 GMT

    All the best to Team India.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:21 GMT

    well done guys junior champions followed by seniors

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:20 GMT

    Congratulations to a great team in making. wonderful display of batting by CHAND. I can see him playing for India in couple of years.

  • POSTED BY Des_65 on | August 26, 2012, 7:20 GMT

    India has won the World Cup on faster & greener & bouncier pitch now. Good job. Please give chances to Chand, Aparajith, Harmeet, Sandeep in the Senior team. Don't wait till somebody retires or is injured. Give chance to any player who is in form. The Indian seamers really bowled well in the morning. Big swing and bounce.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    Verdict is out..we are boss..the win is even more sweeter as Greg chappel is the coach of Aus team..Ganguly its time to talk..yipee

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    wE wONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    Congratulationsssssssss for the cup

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    We are the world champions in men and boys category!!! Problem eh:P

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:18 GMT

    Awesome victory!!! Congrats to the U-19 team India!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    This is it ! and @UnmuktChand9 does it in style !

  • POSTED BY the_blue_android on | August 26, 2012, 7:16 GMT

    Cummins n co taken apart in quadrangular finals and now other so called speedsters taken to cleaners!

  • POSTED BY ATIMAYANK on | August 26, 2012, 7:16 GMT

    Our guys just keep on doing it again and these aussie boys keep on crying. Thats so much fun! Where is RandiOZ. And I know what they will say, It was BCCI's pressure due to all the money involved that India had to win. Sour grapes I know. Haters gonna hate, Whiners gonna whine but winners will always win ;-)

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | August 26, 2012, 7:16 GMT

    Yippi ! Well done Unmukt and Boys ! U made us proud. No wonder , India produce Quality Batsmen. Century in World Cup Final under pressure that too against home team on their Fast and Bouncy Tracks while chasing, remaining NOT OUT and that too for a winning cause. Wow Can't get better than this. Well done Boys ! Hope to see some of you (Unmkut for sure, Baba, Sandeep and Harmeet - may be) in Indian Team very soon. Cheers !!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:16 GMT

    We Won,India Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 7:16 GMT

    BTW, where are you my friend, RandyOz?

  • POSTED BY maddy20 on | August 26, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    @RandyOZ You were saying?

  • POSTED BY screamingeagle on | August 26, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    This one goes out to Randyoz. Your aussie team was seen, judged and found wanting. What is with these Indian captains and WC finals? Dhoni and now Chand. Excellent performance guys, we are proud of you. Spare a thought for the other kid, Smit Patel, he played a good supporting innings.

  • POSTED BY cool2cool on | August 26, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    India won, Congratulations to the boys !!!

  • POSTED BY Gladkick on | August 26, 2012, 7:14 GMT

    Well done India!!! U r truly the world champ!!! U deserve it!!!

  • POSTED BY India_boy on | August 26, 2012, 7:14 GMT

    what a match colts!!!! proud of you guys, you have done what the senior have failed to do...win in Aus....you guys should be sent to Aus for the 2014 WC as well ;) @unmukt Chand....you beauty....wwhat an inns....another Kohli in the making!!!

  • POSTED BY AnoMaLy on | August 26, 2012, 7:14 GMT

    well done Chand & boys played like absolute champions! Well deserved victory. Well played Australia. Future is looking good for India!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:14 GMT

    iNDIA IN JUNIORS HAVE WON THE SERIES , NEST SHEWAG CHAND AND NEXT ASHWIN APRAJITH. wOBNDERFUL WORLD CUP WIN. SOON CHAND WILL BE THE KEY PERSONI IN INDIA SENIOR SQUAD SAME LIKE KHOLI.bABA APRAJITH PLAYED A DECENT ROLE IN THE WC ALSO WILL GET A PLACE IN SENIOR SQUAD FOR HIS ALLROUND SKILLS

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    Yes Yes Yes so nw we are the world Champs in Under 19 world Cup too....2002 and we got the likes of Yuvraj,Raina.....2008 we got Kohli and 2012......Unmukt,Baba Aparajith and Sandeep Sharmah....Well done guys...You made my day....bruaaaaaaaaaaaah...........:):):)

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    congratsssssssssssssss we won it.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:12 GMT

    @RandyOZ: not quite the cakewalk you expected was it? aus would've probably won had it not been for some rather inept fielding and catching. "grade cricket", as u usually say. it doesn't hurt to give credit to the opposition once in a while. would do your massive ego some good.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 7:12 GMT

    And that wins the title for India. SO much for the Aussie rants xD

  • POSTED BY the_blue_android on | August 26, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    @ RANDYOZ - I know you won't come here for a few days, but this WC victory is dedicated to you for predicting it correctly that it will be a cakewalk. All you bowlers taken to cleaners. Six sixes and counting buddy. Beating your kids in your own bakcyward. Aussie future is bleak.

  • POSTED BY Heisenburg on | August 26, 2012, 6:26 GMT

    Bosisto = Man of the tournament, does anyone know if he's in a state squad for the Sheffield shield?

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    India ll be bundled out below 200

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    Been watching on foxsports and watched the Aus england game at the ground and Head and Bosisto have all the makings of future test players

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    bst of luck young champs !!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 26, 2012, 4:24 GMT

    225 is a below par score on this track which is a belter. 250 would have been a good score to defend for Australia. But Australia have good bowling to fight back. Unless India batsman play careless shots India won't loose with such a great batting line up and capability they have. I am betting on India to win this match.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 3:05 GMT

    225 is a good score here! Our batting needs to fire. :-)

  • POSTED BY Cricketsince1985 on | August 26, 2012, 2:45 GMT

    All the best Team India !!!

  • POSTED BY Cifar on | August 26, 2012, 0:43 GMT

    good luck team india..

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 0:22 GMT

    All the best to Team India..

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 26, 2012, 0:05 GMT

    @Natarajan Venkatasubramanian on (August 25 2012, 23:33 PM GMT)...Yes, of course.We,All Indians are cheering for Team India. :) :) :). Hope India wins this final.

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 23:33 GMT

    Best wishes for team India... Let us have the trophy this time... I am here to cheer you...

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  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 23:33 GMT

    Best wishes for team India... Let us have the trophy this time... I am here to cheer you...

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 26, 2012, 0:05 GMT

    @Natarajan Venkatasubramanian on (August 25 2012, 23:33 PM GMT)...Yes, of course.We,All Indians are cheering for Team India. :) :) :). Hope India wins this final.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 0:22 GMT

    All the best to Team India..

  • POSTED BY Cifar on | August 26, 2012, 0:43 GMT

    good luck team india..

  • POSTED BY Cricketsince1985 on | August 26, 2012, 2:45 GMT

    All the best Team India !!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 3:05 GMT

    225 is a good score here! Our batting needs to fire. :-)

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | August 26, 2012, 4:24 GMT

    225 is a below par score on this track which is a belter. 250 would have been a good score to defend for Australia. But Australia have good bowling to fight back. Unless India batsman play careless shots India won't loose with such a great batting line up and capability they have. I am betting on India to win this match.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    bst of luck young champs !!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    Been watching on foxsports and watched the Aus england game at the ground and Head and Bosisto have all the makings of future test players

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    India ll be bundled out below 200