4.1 digs in a short one, fetches it from outside the off stump and miscues the hook shot, the ball goes high in the air in front of square leg, Malan settles under it and takes the catch. 3/1
    9.1 Arnold strikes, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, Goswami caught in two minds, just as he was about to leave, the ball takes the bottom of the bat and through to Hendricks at second slip. 27/2
    25.4 Engelbrecht takes another catch, the big wicket of Srivastava, wide outside the off stump, moves forward and slices in the air to backward point, Engelbrecht jumps up to take the catch. 83/4
    22.4 Engelbrecht takes a beauty at backward point, hit in the air on the up behind point and Engelbrecht times his jump perfectly, stretches and takes the catch to send the skipper back to the pavilion. 74/3
    35 misses a low full toss, Barnes collects the ball and whips off the bails, referred to the third umpire, the red light flashes, Srivastava the runner for Tiwary was outside the crease, wonderful piece of work from Barnes. 120/5
    35.4 Arnold strikes, fuller and outside the off stump, goes for the drive and gets an outside edge to Barnes behind the wicket. 122/6
    43 comes down the wicket and hits it in the air down the ground to long off, Vandiar waiting there takes the catch. 150/8
    39.4 Now thats what is called as anticipation. Looking at the length that Malan is bowling, Engelbrecht comes swooping down on the ball from point to a soft push and throws it back to the bowler as Iqbal, who backs up too far is short 137/7
    44.5 slower delivery outside the off stump, Sangwan pushes on the front foot and gets a faint edge to Barnes behind the wicket. 158/9
    not out
    45.4 fuller and angled across, Argal goes on the drive and gets the outside edge, Barnes diving takes the catch low down to his right. 159/10
    12 (lb 2, w 10)
    159 all out (45.4 Overs, RR: 3.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Taruwar Kohli, 4.1 ov), 2-27 (Shreevats Goswami, 9.1 ov), 3-74 (Virat Kohli, 22.4 ov), 4-83 (Tanmay Srivastava, 25.4 ov), 5-120 (Saurabh Tiwary, 34.6 ov), 6-122 (Manish Pandey, 35.4 ov), 7-137 (Iqbal Abdulla, 39.4 ov), 8-150 (Ravindra Jadeja, 42.6 ov), 9-158 (Pradeep Sangwan, 44.5 ov), 10-159 (Ajitesh Argal, 45.4 ov)
    WD Parnell7.422122.7320
    M Arnold1003023.0050
    PJ Malan912312.5520
    RA Adams803824.7500
    MY Vallie903313.6610
    SA Engelbrecht201206.0000
    3.1 Argal strikes for India, good length delivery outside the off stump, seams away slightly to take the outside edge as Malan stands in the crease and feels for the delivery, Goswami takes the catch. 5/1
    7.4 run out! short ball pulled in front of square leg, a slight mix-up, Pandey does well, picks up the ball and throws it to Goswami to get rid of the stumps, referred to the third umpire, the red light flashes and Smuts bat is caught on the crease. 11/3
    6 Rossouw goes, short of a length delivery and Rossouw looking for the leg side shot gets a leading edge and the ball flies high in the air and Jadeja from first slip moves sideways and backwards takes a good catch. 6/2
    20 a full toss and Hendricks looking for the big shot, mishits it high in the air to the off side, Goswami calls for it and takes the catch. 72/5
    10.3 quicker delivery, the arm ball and Jadeja strikes, Vandiar gives himself some room and cuts, gets the outside edge and Goswami takes a sharp catch. 22/4
    24.4 full toss is flicked straight to Pandey at square leg, who accepts it gleefully, that seals the match for India and the players are all excited. 102/7
    20.5 quicker delivery, the arm ball and Roy Adams stands in the crease and plays across the line, the ball strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal and given by umpire Hartley. 75/6
    25 good slower delivery and Kaul knocks down the off stump of Barnes as he misses the ball. 103/8
    not out
    8 (lb 5, w 3)
    103/8 (25 Overs, RR: 4.12)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Pieter Malan, 3.1 ov), 2-6 (Rilee Rossouw, 5.6 ov), 3-11 (JJ Smuts, 7.4 ov), 4-22 (Jonathan Vandiar, 10.3 ov), 5-72 (Reeza Hendricks, 19.6 ov), 6-75 (Roy Adams, 20.5 ov), 7-102 (Wayne Parnell, 24.4 ov), 8-103 (Bradley Barnes, 24.6 ov)
    PJ Sangwan521402.8000
    AK Argal52721.4030
    RA Jadeja502525.0000
    S Kaul502625.2000
    Iqbal Abdulla502615.2000

Match Details


South Africa Under-19s , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India Under-19s won the 2007/08 ICC Under-19 World Cup

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30 Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

2 March 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

  • Been there, done that, won that

    India's bowlers waited until the last opportunity and ensured that the magnificent work put it over two weeks in Kuala Lumpur was not undone because of three hours of poor batting

  • Move over Jonty, here comes Engelbrecht

    South Africa managed to restrict India, the strongest batting side of the Under-19 World Cup, to a meagre 159, thank to their fielders

  • Tense win hands India trophy

    The Indian bowlers first blew the South African top order away and then, after heavy rains had reduced the match to 25 overs, held their nerves to win their second Under-19 World Cup

  • Right on the ball

    Despite having a small target to defend and not being backed up in the field, India's U-19 bowlers turned in a magnificent performance

S Africa U19 2nd innings Partnerships

1st5PJ MalanJT Smuts
2nd1JT SmutsRR Rossouw
3rd5RR HendricksJT Smuts
4th11RR HendricksJD Vandiar
5th50WD ParnellRR Hendricks
6th3WD ParnellRA Adams
7th27WD ParnellBG Barnes
8th1M ArnoldBG Barnes