Tiwary takes India through to the final as he steps down and lofts over midwicket
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
works it wide of midwicket and the Indians are a run closer
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!
walks down the pitch and blasts it straight to mid-on
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?
full outside off and clubbed with force to long-off
pitches on middle and leg, he tucks it behind square on the on side
panic sets in for India.... pitches just outside the off stump, Abdulla tries to glide it down to third man but the ball straightens, he gets a thin deflection and Bunce takes another catch
short and wide outside off, Tiwary cuts to Bracewell at point and sets off for a suicidal run, Bracewell is undecided whether to have a shy at the stumps or not, throws it finally, the keeper reaches the stumps and accidentally knocks off the bails before gathering the ball. The third umpire has a look
9 to get off 18 balls
gets forward and drives to the off side
nearly gets another one there, Abdulla inside edges it past the stumps
brilliant take and do we have a twist in the tale here? Pitches outside of and slants back in, Jadeja tries a delicate glide to third man, the edge goes low to Guptil-Bunce who goes to his right first and changes direction to his left and plucks it one handed on the dive
bangs it in short down the leg side, wide called
gets forward and steers it to third man
full outside off, he gets forward and drives on the up past the vacant point region
tame dismissal really.... pitches on a good length outside off and straightens, Pandey tries to glide it towards third man but the ball isn't in the slot to play that, the extra bounce does him in and he gets a thick edge through to the keeper
shapes to drive forward and misses, nearly edges it to the keeper
gets forward and defends
slides towards the pads, he pushes it wide of midwicket
Worker misfields off his own bowling as the ball beats mid-on