This was the dream final everyone following the Under-19 World Cup was hoping for. Although some Indians might argue that nothing can beat the excitement of an Indo-Pak clash, the fact still remains that the two best teams in the competition have progressed through to the final, which will be played on Sunday, at the Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville.
ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012, 3rd Place Play-off: New Zealand Under-19s Vs South Africa Under-19s at Townsville, Aug 25, 2012. New Zealand Under-19s: 90 (36.5 Overs); South Africa Under-19s: 94/2 (14.4 Overs); South Africa Under-19s won by 8 wickets.
The success of teenaged Indian cricketers making an impressive entry to the final of Under-19 Cricket World Cup evoked encouraging response from fans of the game as well as members of the families of the players today.
ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012, 2nd Semi-Final: India Under-19s Vs New Zealand Under-19s at Townsville, Aug 23, 2012. India Under-19s: 209/9 (50 Overs); New Zealand Under-19s: 200/9 (50.0 Overs), Result: India win by 9 runs
ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012, 3rd Quarter-Final: India Under-19s Vs Pakistan Under-19s at Townsville, Aug 20, 2012. Pakistan 84/6 (26.1 Overs); Toss: Pakistan Under-19s won the toss and elected to bat first.
ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012,20th Match, Group D: Bangladesh Under-19s Vs Namibia Under-19s at Brisbane - Aug 16, 2012. Namibia 151 (49.4 ov); Bangladesh 155/3 (37 ov), Bangladesh Under-19s won by 7 wickets.
ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012, 23rd Match, Group B: New Zealand Under-19s Vs Pakistan Under-19s(NZ v Pak U-19) at Buderim, Aug 16, 2012. Match scheduled to begin at 09:30 local time (23:30 GMT,5 AM IST, 4:30 AM PKT).