good slower delivery and Kaul knocks down the off stump of Barnes as he misses the ball.
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.
makes room and hits it along the ground to extra cover.
Arnold is the new batsman.
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.
14 runs required from 3 balls.
moves inside the line and works it to fine leg.
15 runs requied from 4 balls
pitches it short outside the off stump, makes room and cuts, misses it and through to Goswami.
The short fine leg goes back.
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.
full toss driven out to deep-extra cover but again only for a single.
full toss turned away to deep-midwicket.
full toss mishit in the air to mid-off.
down the wicket and takes it on the full and drives to long off.
looks to go big, mishits to the onside.
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.
hit hard along the ground to deep-extra cover and Barnes keeps the strike.
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.
down the wicket and hits it in the air and on the bounce to deep-midwicket fielder.
down the track and once again heaves to the fielder at midwicket but this time they take the single, shy at the stumps misses.
down the track and heaves it across to the fielder at midwicket, no timing at all.
comes down the track and turns it around to short fine leg, a fumble allows the second run.
full toss hit in the air to long off, a great effort from Taruwar Kohli at long off as he runs in to catch it, drops short of him, does well to save few runs.
short ball pulled around along the ground to deep-midwicket, thinking about the third but the throw comes in to the keeper.
|Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur|
|Toss||South Africa Under-19s, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||India Under-19s (Young Cricketers) won the 2007/08 ICC Under-19 World Cup|
|Match number||YODI no. 636|
|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 - daynight (50-over match)|