48th Match, Final, Lincoln, Jan 30 2010, ICC Under-19 World Cup
(46.4/50 ov, target 208)182
Aust U19 won by 25 runs
player of the match
Josh Hazlewood
Australia Under-19s

Australia have won this tournament for the third time. Big cheers from a tiny Australian contingent in the crowd, and the players mob Hazlewood's who's taken four wickets and delivered the final blow. The families of the cricketers are part of the crowd, and the players celebrate with them. Pakistan were favourties coming into this game, and at 69 for 1, it seemed they were on their way to another title. But the introduction of Doran into the attack turned the tables, and Hazlewood returned to inflict further damage and shut Pakistan out. A close encounter nevertheless, quite unlike what their senior teams have managed Down Under. The wicket of Hammad Azam, of course, was critical. Hazlewood is my bet for Man of the Match, but we'll just wait and see. Join us for the presentation in a bit.

The match officials get their medals first.

The runners-up Pakistan get their medals now. The names are being called out in alphabetical order.

Azeem Ghumman: "They played very well. We were 70 for 1, but lost from there on. It was very disappointing. The top order did well, and the middle order which has been winning the matches for us so far didn't click today. But I'm very proud of our performance in the tournament and I thank the people of Pakistan and our fans here for supporting us. Congratulations to Australia."

Josh Hazlewood is the Man of the Match for his four-for.

Hazlewood: "Very happy with out performance. It was great pressure, the boys stepped up. We had posted a par score, we have definitely peaked at the right time in the tournament. We'll have a typical Australian celebration tonight."

Dominic Hendricks, the highest run-getter this tournament, from South Africa, is the Man of the Tournament. He's not there to pick up the award.

The winning team, Australia, is being awarded the medals now.

Mitchell Marsh: "There were plenty of nerves. It's not everyday you get to play in a World Cup final. The boys stuck to their guns. We were in a bit of trouble there but the middle order stepped up and 207 proved enough. Everyone had their moments throughout the tournament. We're going to have a fellowship and celebrate with our parents tonight."

He holds aloft the Under-19 World Cup and the rest of the team joins in and poses for the camera. That's all we have from here. Thanks for tuning in. On behalf of Binoy George , who was the commentator for the bulk of this game, and Gopi Rangarajan on the scoring desk, this is Sid Talya signing off. Adios

Hazlewood to Raza Hasan, OUT

Australia have won the World Cup! Lands on a good length outside off, tries to swing it over midwicket, gets a faint inside edge straight through to the keeper

Raza Hasan c †Triffitt b Hazlewood 10 (11m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 142.85
Hazlewood to Fayyaz Butt, 1 run

full toss, makes room and guides it wide of point for a single

Hazlewood to Raza Hasan, 1 run

bowls it full, drives it wide of mid-off for a single

Hazlewood to Raza Hasan, FOUR runs

a boundary, makes room and swings hard and Hazlewood follows him, gets a inside edge to beat fine leg, are Pakistan still in with a chance, or is there too much to get?

end of over 4610 runs • 1 wicket
PAK19: 176/9CRR: 3.82 RRR: 8.00
Raza Hasan5 (4)
Fayyaz Butt3 (2)
Alister McDermott 8-0-50-1
McDermott to Raza Hasan, 1 run

pushed towards mid-on for a single to keep the strike

McDermott to Raza Hasan, FOUR runs

shot, full outside off, makes room and swats it over the bowler's head for a boundary, nicely timed, didn't involve a great deal of effort

McDermott to Fayyaz Butt, 1 run

another yorker, bowling it consistently here, just manages to squeeze it out in the leg side, steals a single

McDermott to Fayyaz Butt, 2 runs

an inswinging yorker,, digs it out in the leg side and sneaks a single, overthrows allow him to come back for the second

McDermott to Usman Qadir, OUT

he's gone now, full and wide, there to drive and he tries to do exactly that, gets a faint nick to the keeper, Australia are just one wicket away from glory

Usman Qadir c †Triffitt b McDermott 9 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 90
McDermott to Usman Qadir, 2 runs

full and wide, makes room and steers it wide of third man for a couple of runs

The batting Powerplay will be in operation now. But is it too late for Pakistan now? McDermott has the ball

end of over 452 runs • 1 wicket
PAK19: 166/8CRR: 3.68 RRR: 8.40
Raza Hasan0 (2)
Usman Qadir7 (8)
Josh Hazlewood 8-1-24-3
Hazlewood to Raza Hasan, no run

yorker length on middle, defended towards midwicket

Hazlewood to Raza Hasan, no run

full outside off, pokes at it, it moves away to beat the outside edge

Pakistan's hopes are eroding here; Hazlewood has taken three

Hazlewood to Sarmad Bhatti, OUT

Bhatti is sent back, the pressure was building, bowls a length delivery on middle and he's tempted, tries to swing it over midwicket, misses, it darts away just a hint to take off

Sarmad Bhatti b Hazlewood 10 (33m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.45
Hazlewood to Usman Qadir, 1 run

excellent delivery, yorker on middle, dug out wide of point for a single, a throw at the stumps and it's brilliantly backed up

Hazlewood to Usman Qadir, no run

full toss on middle, defends it to extra cover, should have gone for it there

Hazlewood to Sarmad Bhatti, 1 run

the slower offcutter, makes room and taps it in front of point for a single

Hazlewood back into the attack