Final (D/N), Kuala Lumpur, Mar 2 2008, ICC Under-19 World Cup
(25/25 ov, target 116)103/8
India U19 won by 12 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
36 runs • 17 wkts
end of over 256 runs • 2 wickets
SA19: 103/8CRR: 4.12 
Matthew Arnold1 (1)
Siddarth Kaul 5-0-26-2

India Under-19s win by 12 runs (D/L method). Great scenes of celebrations by the Indians, players hugging each other. The coach, Dave Whatmore is as excited as the players, wonderful stuff. On the other side we can see the forlorn faces of the South African players but they should not be disappointed they have done well.

South Africa were on the backfoot from the beginning, losing three wickets quickly and then the storm came down and when the match resumed again, South Africa required 116 to win in 25 overs as per D/L method, they still needed to score 99 runs from 98 deliveries. Though India put down a number of chances, they held on to their nerves to pull of a great win. India Under-19s are the World Cup Champions of 2008.

It is raining at the moment. Now for the presentations: Virat Kohli lifts the trophy amid the loud cheering. The Man-of-the-Match is Ajitesh Argal for his good spell of 2 wickets for 7 runs.

Wayne Parnell: "We were looking to win, we bowled well and fielded well but the weather played its part, thank you to everyone, credit to the indian team and congratulations to the indian team."

Virat Kohli: "I feel absolutely wonderful, I am happy and I do not have words, we believed in ourselves and we played as a unit. Marvelous effort by South Africa, a dream final and thank you team South Africa."

Thanks for being with us, It's been a great pleasure bringing you the live ball-by-ball commentary, this is Binoy George and along with Venkat Raghav signing off. It is bye from all of us here at Cricinfo.

Kaul to Barnes, OUT

good slower delivery and Kaul knocks down the off stump of Barnes as he misses the ball.

Bradley Barnes b Kaul 19 (17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 111.76
Kaul to Arnold, 1 run

makes room and hits it along the ground to extra cover.

Arnold is the new batsman.

Kaul to Parnell, OUT

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.

Wayne Parnell c Pandey b Kaul 29 (40b 2x4 0x6) SR: 72.5

14 runs required from 3 balls.

Kaul to Barnes, 1 run

moves inside the line and works it to fine leg.

15 runs requied from 4 balls

Kaul to Barnes, no run

pitches it short outside the off stump, makes room and cuts, misses it and through to Goswami.

The short fine leg goes back.

Kaul to Barnes, FOUR runs

full toss on the middle and leg, laps it around past the short fine leg to the fence, they get the required boundary of the first ball, exciting stuff.

South Africa require 19 from the final over. It will be Kaul to bowl.

end of over 247 runs
SA19: 97/6CRR: 4.04 RRR: 19.00
Bradley Barnes14 (13)
Wayne Parnell30 (39)
Ravindra Jadeja 5-0-25-2
Jadeja to Barnes, 1 run

full toss driven out to deep-extra cover but again only for a single.

Jadeja to Parnell, 1 run

full toss turned away to deep-midwicket.

Jadeja to Barnes, 1 run

full toss mishit in the air to mid-off.

Jadeja to Parnell, 1 run

down the wicket and takes it on the full and drives to long off.

Jadeja to Barnes, 1 run

looks to go big, mishits to the onside.

Jadeja to Barnes, 2 runs

down the wicket and mishits it square of the wicket on the onside, comes back for the second run.

26 runs required from 12 balls, a few big hits in this over will help.

end of over 235 runs
SA19: 90/6CRR: 3.91 RRR: 13.00
Bradley Barnes9 (9)
Wayne Parnell28 (37)
Iqbal Abdulla 5-0-27-1
Abdulla to Barnes, 1 run

hit hard along the ground to deep-extra cover and Barnes keeps the strike.

Abdulla to Barnes, no run

down the wicket, Abdullah drags it short, Barnes goes for the big shot and misses it, Goswami collects it and whips off the bails, referred to the third umpire, green light flashes as the bat was in.

Abdulla to Parnell, 1 run

down the wicket and hits it in the air and on the bounce to deep-midwicket fielder.

Abdulla to Barnes, 1 run

down the track and once again heaves to the fielder at midwicket but this time they take the single, shy at the stumps misses.

Abdulla to Barnes, no run

down the track and heaves it across to the fielder at midwicket, no timing at all.

Abdulla to Barnes, 2 runs

comes down the track and turns it around to short fine leg, a fumble allows the second run.

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