Final, Townsville, Aug 25 2012, ICC Under-19 World Cup
(47.4/50 ov, target 226)227/4
India U19 won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
player of the match
Unmukt Chand
India Under-19s
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• The Report by George Binoy in Townsville

Chand ton gives India Under-19 World Cup

Unmukt Chand led India to World Cup glory at Tony Ireland Stadium, his side pulling off the highest successful chase at this venue to beat defending champions Australia in the final

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Scorer: Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Binoy George
Scorecard summary
Australia Under-19s225/8(50 overs)
India Under-19s227/4(47.4 overs)
Unmukt Chand*111 (130)
Smit Patel*62 (84)

India lifting the trophy for the 3rd time. Thanks for tuning in, it has been a pleasure bringing the live ball-by-ball commentary, hope you have enjoyed it, do join us next time, until then cheers and bye.

Unmukt Chand the Man-of-the-Match: I do not know what is happening right now, thankful to God, taken the team through, the Aussies played very well but we came on top. Townsville has been amazing for us. The journey has been good. I would like to thank the support staff, my team, we had a great time together, it is a very emotional moment, like to thank all the people in India, who prayed for us and to all the Indian fans at the ground.

Bosisto the Man-of-the-Series: Everyone is pretty depleted, we appreciate all the support, we dropped crucial catches and we were caught on the wrong side, the Indians did a great work, it is not the first time he (Unmukt) has terrorized us. Thanks to all and the Indian team.

Smit Patel: The captain appreciated me, I was tentative intially, he gave me confidence and then I got going. Stick to the basics as the coach advised. About Chand, he is a fluent player, it was awesome batting with him, we were confident that if we batted together till the end we could do it.

India win by 6 wickets and are the ICC U19 World Cup Champions, the Indian players rush onto the field and they are very much excited and so are the fans. Chand is draped with the Indian flag, who has played an excellent knock. The camera follows Smit Patel, who has played an equally important role. The Aussie team in a huddle, they played well but they dropped few chances in the end that could have made some difference to the outcome of the match, who knows, but it is all India at the moment. The players shake hands, an excellent final.

An excellent work from the groundsmen for preparing such a wonderful track and that has played truly well.

Turner to Patel, FOUR runs

swings it in the air to the mid wicket fence and India win.

Turner to Patel, 2 runs

dabs it down past the short third man for couple of runs.

Turner to Chand, 1 run

turned to the onside, shy at the stumps misses.

Turner to Chand, no run

defended to the onside.

Turner comes on.

end of over 4715 runs
IND19: 220/4CRR: 4.68 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 6 from 18b
Smit Patel56 (82)
Unmukt Chand110 (128)
Mark Steketee9-1-47-1
Alex Gregory6-0-40-0
Steketee to Patel, no run

defends it behind the wicket on the off side.

Steketee to Patel, 2 runs

dropped at mid wicket , Patterson drops it. It was pulled straight to him, but it was hit hard.

Steketee to Patel, FOUR runs

short down the leg side and Patel hooks it down to fine leg fence for a boundary. It was off the glove.

Steketee to Chand, 1 run

dabs it down to third man for a single.

Steketee to Chand, SIX runs

another massive six down the ground over the long on fence, this is wonderful hitting, hits his 6th six.

Steketee to Chand, 1 wide

way down the leg side and signaled a wide.

Steketee to Patel, 1 run

dabs it down to third man for a single, brings up his 50, well played.

21 runs required from 24 balls. Steketee is back on.

end of over 4614 runs
IND19: 205/4CRR: 4.45 • RRR: 5.25 • Need 21 from 24b
Unmukt Chand103 (126)
Smit Patel49 (78)
Alex Gregory6-0-40-0
Gurinder Sandhu10-0-43-1
Gregory to Chand, SIX runs

brings up the 100 in style, full outside the off stump and he hits it over cover and goes a long way, that is a massive strike. Wonderful knock from Chand.

Gregory to Patel, 1 run

full toss on the legs played to deep backward square leg.

Gregory to Chand, 1 run

pushes to mid-off and takes off for a tight single, Patterson throws it and misses by a long way as Unmukt dives into the crease.

Gregory to Patel, 1 run

plays through the onside to deep square leg for a single, brings up the 100 runs partnership.

Gregory to Patel, FOUR runs

full toss down the leg side, Patel guides it around the corner to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

Gregory to Chand, 1 run

in the block-hole and Chand digs it out, Patel calls him through for a quick single, has to dive in.

end of over 455 runs
IND19: 191/4CRR: 4.24 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 35 from 30b
Unmukt Chand95 (123)
Smit Patel43 (75)
Gurinder Sandhu10-0-43-1
Alex Gregory5-0-26-0

Sandhu finishes his spell, 10 overs for 44 runs and a wicket.

Sandhu to Chand, 1 leg bye

looking to drive down the onside, misses it and off the pad.

Sandhu to Patel, 1 run

short ball pulled to deep backward square leg.

Sandhu to Chand, 1 run

miscues square of the wicket on the onside.

Match details
Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
TossIndia Under-19s, elected to field first
SeriesICC Under-19 World Cup
Player Of The Match
Unmukt Chand
Unmukt Chand
Player Of The Series
William Bosisto
William Bosisto
Series resultIndia Under-19s won the 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup
Match numberODI no. 868
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days26 August 2012 - day match (50-over match)
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Ranmore Martinesz
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Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
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Johan Cloete
Reserve Umpire
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Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama