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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!
packed off side field. Short cover in place
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!