Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CJ Anderson
70(67) 6x4 - 4x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SP Goswami
51(76) 5x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

TG Southee
O9.0
M0
R29
W4
Eco3.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
V Kohli
O7.0
M1
R27
W2
Eco3.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

This will be India's third appearance in the finals of the Under-19 World Cup. They were winners in 2000, runners-up in 2006 and now they will await the winners of the 2nd semi between South Africa and Pakistan.

India had to huff and puff to victory in the end. They had it all wrapped up, before losing three quick wickets for six runs. Their untested middle order were exposed for a change and coach Dav Whatmore will address those issues before the final. Still, India were the deserved winners after their bowlers applied the stranglehold after losing the toss.

New Zealand will head home feeling proud of themselves for giving it their best shot in the field. Their outfielding was exemplary and Anderson's catch to dismiss Srivastava was the icing on the cake. Virat Kohli, in the post-match presentation, thanked the opposition for making this a competitive game. Who wants to see a succession of one-sided games anyway?

Man of the Match: Virat Kohli for his 2 for 27 and 43.

We hope you enjoyed the coverage today. Thanks for the mails. We'll be back for the second semi between South Africa and Pakistan on Friday. It's also a day-nighter, starting at 06.00 GMT. For now, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

41.3
2
Worker to Tiwary, 2 runs, Tiwary takes India through to the final as he steps down and lofts over midwicket

packed off side field. Short cover in place

41.2
1
Worker to Sangwan, 1 run, works it wide of midwicket and the Indians are a run closer
41.1
0
Worker to Sangwan, no run, pitches outside off, he slashes it straight to point

Now just 3 to get. India can't mess it up further, surely. The captain's brought back Worker. Seems like a gamble. He stops short at the crease twice, nerves there!

END OF OVER:
41 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | Ind19: 188/7

  • SS Tiwary27 (40b)
  • PJ Sangwan4 (2b)
  • TA Boult8-1-26-1
40.6
0
Boult to Tiwary, no run, walks down the pitch and blasts it straight to mid-on
40.5
3
Boult to Sangwan, 3 runs, heart in the mouth moment as Sangwan scoops it just over cover's outstretched arms, the fielder runs backwards and just manages to pull it back near the rope. His pants come off on the dive. Remember Lou Vincent against West Indies two years ago?
40.4
1
Boult to Tiwary, 1 run, full outside off and clubbed with force to long-off

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CJ Anderson
70(67) 6x4 - 4x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SP Goswami
51(76) 5x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

TG Southee
O9.0
M0
R29
W4
Eco3.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
V Kohli
O7.0
M1
R27
W2
Eco3.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Under-19 World Cup

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BD1933006.0002.152
Nam1932104.0000.042
SAf1931202.000-0.034
Sco1930300.000-2.357
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
Pak1933006.0000.977
Sri1932104.0001.374
Afg1931202.000-0.070
Can1930300.000-2.640
Group C
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
Eng1933006.0003.260
WI1932104.0001.354
Zim1931202.000-0.026
Fij1930300.000-5.169
Group D
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
Ind1933006.0002.585
Nep1932104.0000.036
NZ1931202.000-0.808
Ire1930300.000-1.717