Phenomenal! Middled again but chipped rather than driven and mid-off at first backing away, finds the ball coming to him and he just turns to take the gentle offering. Kalaria slams his pads with his bat and the crowd of 2000 are ecstatic/relieved/disappointed all in turn - India turned victory into a tie and Pakistan turned a loss into a tie. "Interesting" yes, incredible even more so!
Already a lot of questions coming in about the trophy, I can confirm its going to be shared by the teams.
The presentation's about to start. The crowd seem to have all stayed on!
If I can anticipate how things are going to go, with a shared trophy there's also going to be a shared Man of the Match for this ACC U-19 Asia Cup Final between India and Pakistan.
And indeed Match Referee Rumesh Ratnayake of the ACC and Sri Lanka has chosen Unmukt Chand of India and Sami Aslam of Pakistan as his joint Men of the Match.
Sami Aslam is given the Batsman of the Tournament award
Sri Lanka's Tharindu Kaushal is awarded Bowler of the Tournament
And it's a huge golden trophy that Unmukt Chand and Babar Azam are handed, to loud cheers from the 2000 or so fans at the Kinrara Oval in Malaysia.
Both captains thank their supporters and their team-mates for taking them so far as we do to you for being with us these past nine days of this ACC U-19 Asia Cup. It has ended with India and Pakistan contesting another thriller, with their Final ending in a tie.
Coaches of both sides are coming up with a grin to tell me "cricket's the winner", and yes, it has been. Let's hope these players go on to represent their countries and the sport we all love with honour, creating more vivid memories for us to share.
Both teams move on to Australia where they join 14 others in the ICC U/19 World Cup in August. See you then.
Scores level, last ball again!
slammed through the off-side!
OK, this is getting silly now. How much more "interesting" can it be? Chand hits a short ball, comes off the middle of the bat, almost too well, and to the cover-boundary fielder!
driven to long-on, could have been two but Chand sends Kalaria back to be on strike next ball
right in the blockhole, super delivery, Chand digs it out crouching, and takes the run
wide of off and plays and misses
"Another thriller made possible by India" says Binoy with a smile
attempted pull, misses, Chand on strike at the start of the final over
driven to long-off
POP! Sound like a magnum of champagne being uncorked, driven hard off the front foot and lands inches short of the long-off rope
chasing a wide one, misses
Lofts a drive to long-off, bounces ten feet in front of the fielder
Rush Kalaria 5-37 earlier in the day on strike now
Short, outside off, slashed to third man
scurries through, most keen to retain the strike. Tight run
Binoy George says "Indian batsmen looking for big shots
when not required." How right you are, Binoy
incredible shot selection! Comes down the wicket half a stride to slash at a short ball, slices away to long-off, runs in and though Pakistan haven't made any catch look easy, they've clung on
flashes at a length ball and is beaten on the inside edge, bit of movement in the air
wide outside off, only consolation for the bowler (if he was clutching) - there was away swing.
free hit is struck to the cover sweeper
over-stepping, and hears the call to try and attack this one too, hit over the bowler's head
good save by mid-off
pitched up, and hit with power, inside-out drive to wide long-off
|Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur|
|Toss||India Under-19s, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Batsman of The Series|
|Bowler of The Series|
|Series result||2012 Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup shared|
|Match number||YODI no. 817|
|Hours of play (local time)||10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.10 Interval 13.10-13.50, Second Session 13.50-17.00|
|Match days||1 July 2012 - day (50-over match)|