Indian captain Unmukt Chand led his side to a convincing six-wicket win over Australia in the final of the Under-19 World Cup in Queensland. The victory completed a remarkable turnaround for a side that had been written off in some quarters following their defeat to the West Indies in their opening match.
South Africa Under-19s beat their New Zealand counterparts to record a respectable third place finish in this yearâ€™s Under-19 World Cup in Queensland. Ahead of tomorrow's final, which sees host Australia take on India, the Proteas dismissed New Zealand for just 90 and eased home by eight wickets thanks to an innings of 50 off 43 balls from wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock.
Sri Lanka made up for their disappointing showing in the group stage of the Under-19 World Cup to win the plate championship final against Afghanistan in Brisbane. Elsewhere, there was a win for England in the fifth place play-off, while Bangladesh beat neighbours Pakistan to secure seventh position and Scotland beat Ireland to finish 11th.
India reached the final of the Under-19 World Cup with a tense nine-run win over New Zealand in Townsville. They will now play tournament hosts Australia in Sunday's final. Elsewhere, Zimbabwe avoided a humiliating last place finish by beating Namibia in the 15th place play-off and Nepal beat Papua New Guinea.
Pakistan suffered defeat at the hands of West Indies in the fifth place play-off semi-final as the Under-19 World Cup continued in Queensland. The other match saw Sri Lanka record the expected comfortable victory over Ireland.
Australia won a hard-fought match against South Africa to reach the final of the Under-19 World Cup in Townsville. They restricted South Africa to just 191 for eight after asking them to bat as opening bowlers Joel Paris and Mark Steketee each took an early wicket.
Elsewhere, there were wins for England, Afghanistan, Nepal and Papua New Guinea.
There were two extremely close and unbelievably tense quarter-finals in the Under-19 World Cup today, with India running out winners by one wicket over arch rivals Pakistan, and New Zealand beating West Indies off the final ball in Townsville. The plate quarter-finals were much more one-sided in contrast, with Ireland and Sri Lanka easing past Namibia and Nepal.