UNDER 19

  • South Africa lift ICC U-19 World Cup beating Pakistan March 1, 2014

    Dubai: South Africa lifted the ICC U-19 World Cup defeating Pakistan by six wickets in a low-scoring final encounter here on Sunday. Batting first, Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry 131 in 44.3 overs with right arm medium pacer Corbin Bosch grabbing four for 15 in 7.3 overs. In reply,...
  • U-19 World Cup: Resurgent Pakistan face tough test against South Africa in final March 1, 2014

    Dubai: South Africa will aim to break the title drought when they lock horns with two-time champion Pakistan in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. South Africa finished runner-up in the 2002 and 2008 tournaments while Pakistan remains the only side to win...
  • Sarfaraz Khan included in Mumbai team for Vijay Hazare Trophy February 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Sarfaraz Khan, the Under-19 cricketer who was among the leading run-scorers for India in the Junior World Cup in UAE, was on Friday included in Mumbai's senior team, which is currently playing in the West Zone one-day league in Rajkot. Khan had amassed 211 runs in six games with two...
  • India beat West Indies by 46 runs to finish fifth in U-19 World Cup February 27, 2014

    Sharjah: India finished fifth in the Under-19 World Cup after a strong batting effort saw them overcome the West Indies by 46 runs in a high-scoring classification match on Thursday. In the fifth/sixth position play-off match, India overcame Tagenarine Chanderpaul's century to emerge victorious at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Opting to bat...
  • U-19 World Cup: South Africa beat Australia to set up final against Pakistan February 26, 2014

    Dubai: Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada wreaked havoc with a six-wicket haul as South Africa trounced Australia by 80 runs to storm into the final of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup on Wednesday. Rabada returned figures of 8.2-0-25-6 as Australia, chasing 231 for victory, lost its last seven wickets for...
  • Pakistan edge England to enter U-19 World Cup final February 25, 2014

    In an absolute cracker of a match, Pakistan beat England by three wickets to enter the final of the Under-19 World Cup on Monday. Chasing England's 204 for seven, Pakistan turned the match around after losing seven wickets for 142 runs. The heroes for Pakistan were Zafar Gohar (37*), who was...
  • U-19 WC: India thrash Sri Lanka in fifth place play-off match February 24, 2014

    Dubai: India salvaged some pride as they comfortably beat their Sri Lankan counterparts by 76 runs in a fifth-place semi-final play-off match at the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Monday. In absence of skipper Vijay Zol, who was banned for breaching ICC's Code of Conduct, the Sanju Samson led side...
  • Australia, South Africa enter U-19 World Cup semi-finals February 23, 2014

    Dubai: Australia and South Africa on Sunday booked their places in the last four of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup after winning their respective quarter-final matches. A magnificent century by West Indies' Nicolas Pooran went in vain as Australia reached their third successive semi-final with a comfortable five-wicket victory here,...
  • India U-19 captain Vijay Zol suspended for a match, Aamir Gani reprimanded February 23, 2014

    Dubai: India's Under-19 captain Vijay Zol has been suspended for one match, while off-spinner Aamir Gani has been reprimanded after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against England. Zol was found to have breached Article 2.2.8 of the...
  • U-19 WC quarters: Defending champions India knocked out of the tournament by England February 22, 2014

    Dubai: Defending champions India crashed out of the Under-19 World Cup cricket tournament after suffering a three-wicket defeat at the hands of a disciplined England side in the quarter-finals on Saturday. Batting first, India managed 221 for 8, and then saw England chase down the target with five balls to spare...
  • As it happened: India vs England, U19 World Cup quarterfinals February 22, 2014

    ENGLAND INNINGS (chasing 222 to win) Chasing a challenging total of 222, the England batsmen held their nerve and closed the contest in the last over. End of 49.1 overs: Rob Jones (28*) and Rob Sayer (10*) held their nerves to take England past the finish line. Jones struck a boundary off...
  • U19 WC: Confident India take on England in quarterfinal February 21, 2014

    Dubai: Having won all their group stage matches convincingly, defending champions India will have a slight edge when they lock horns with England in the quarterfinals of the Under19 World Cup here on Saturday. Inform India had notched up a mammoth 245run win over New Papua Guinea in their last roundrobin...
  • India post 245run win, continue unbeaten run in U19 WC February 19, 2014

    Sharjah: Sanju Samson and Kuldeep Yadav stole the limelight with individual brilliance as a strong India continued their unbeaten run with a crushing 245run win over minnows Papua New Guinea in the Under19 World Cup on Wednesday. Opting to bat in their last league match, the defending champions posted a mammoth...
  • As it happened: Under19 World Cup, India vs Papua New Guinea February 19, 2014

    Papua New Guinea Innings (chasing 302 to win): Match over: Riding on a superb batting show by Sanju Samson (86) and magnificent bowling by Kuldeep Yadav (4 for 10), India defeated Papua New Guinea by 245 runs in their Under19 Cricket World Cup match at Sharjah. Chasing a mammoth 302run target,...
  • U19 World Cup: West Indies, England cruise into quarterfinals February 18, 2014

    Dubai: England and the West Indies advanced to the quarterfinals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup when they comfortably won their decisive Group C and D matches respectively on Tuesday. England overcame Sunday's heartbreaking loss to Sri Lanka by bouncing back to defeat New Zealand by 115 runs at Dubai...
  • U19 World Cup: Afghanistan stun Australia by 36 runs February 17, 2014

    Dubai: Afghanistan caused a major upset in the ICC U19 World Cup when they defeated threetime champion and last edition runnerup Australia by 36 runs at Abu Dhabi Oval 2 on Monday. Halfcenturies by Mohammad Mujtaba, Ihsanullah and Hashmatullah Shaidi helped Afghanistan post a respectable 253 in 49.2 overs, before fast...
  • U19 World Cup: India survive Scotland scare to win second game February 17, 2014

    Dubai: Leftarm spinner Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian bowler to grab a hattrick in the under19 cricket World Cup before the defending champions crawled to a fivewicket win over Scotland while chasing a paltry target of 88 in their Group A match here on Tuesday. Yadav's hattrick was the highlight...
  • As it happened: India vs Scotland, U19 World Cup February 17, 2014

    INDIA INNINGS: 2:30: That's it! India can breathe now, they have won, thanks to Sarfaraz Khan (42*) and Deepak Hooda (24*) who stitched a partnership of 57 runs to take India home by five wickets after being 22 for 5 at one stage. 2:10: India making the push now with a...
  • U19 World Cup: Sri Lanka, South Africa reach quarterfinals February 16, 2014

    Dubai: Sri Lanka and South Africa progressed to the quarterfinals of the ICC Under19 World Cup after recording contrasting victories, here on Sunday. Sri Lanka overcame 1998 champion England by one wicket at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in a match of fluctuating fortunes to become the first side from Group D...
  • U19 World Cup: India start their campaign with a 40run win over Pakistan February 15, 2014

    Dubai: Defending champions India kicked off their campaign on a positive note as they comfortably defeated archrivals Pakistan by 40 runs in their first marquee clash of this edition's Under19 World Cup here on Saturday. The holders posted 262 for 7 after opting to bat at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, U19 World Cup February 15, 2014

    Sarfaraz Khan (74) and Sanju Samson (68) scored halfcenturies while Deepak Hooda picked up five wickets as India registered a convincing win. 6.15 p.m. (IST) India claimed the remaining Pakistan wickets, with Deepak Hooda picking 5 for 41. Chama Milind, Aamir Gani and Sarfaraz Khan picked up...
  • U19 WC: England, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe win February 14, 2014

    Dubai: A 151run fourth wicket partnership between Ed Barnard and Ben Duckett provided 1998 champions England a solid start in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup as they defeated the hosts United Arab Emirates by 213 runs in Abu Dhabi today. In the other matches of the day, West Indies let...
  • Pakistan the team to beat at U19 World Cup: Sanju Samson February 14, 2014

    Current batting sensation Virat Kohli owes the foundation of his current iconic status to the U19 World Cup, and young batting star from Kerala Sanju Viswanath Samson hope to follow in his footsteps at the 2014 edition beginning in the UAE from February 14. Samson made headlines after he...
  • Chance for U19 players to showcase talent at World Cup February 13, 2014

    Dubai: Future stars will get a chance to show their talent, potential and prowess when the ICC U19 World Cup gets underway across the United Arab Emirates on Friday. The tournament has provided impetus to the careers of stalwarts like Michael Atherton, InzamamulHaq, Nasser Hussain, Brian Lara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Graeme...
  • India, Pakistan favourites to progress to Super League in Under19 World Cup February 6, 2014

    Dubai: Defending champions India and twotime former winners Pakistan are favourites to progress to the Super League quarterfinals from Group A in the ICC Under19 World Cup that will be staged across the UAE from February 14 to March 1. India, to be led by Maharashtra toporder batsman Vijay Zol, along...
  • Vijay Zol to lead India at ICC U19 World Cup January 13, 2014

    Vijay Zol has been named as India captain for the ICC Under 19 World Cup starting in the United Arab Emirates on February 15. Zol also led India to junior Asia Cup title recently. The Maharashtra batsman was also part of the Unmukt Chandled team that lifted the cup last time. The...
  • We are confident of doing well in Under19 Cricket World Cup: Vijay Zol January 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol, who led the India under19 squad to the Asia Cup title, on Tuesday said the team would not rest on its laurels and look to perform well in next month's Junior World Cup in the UAE. "The team has been doing well for the last four...
  • Vijay Zol's groin problem is a concern: Coach January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra are a bit concerned about the fitness of India's triumphant under19 captain Vijay Zol, who has a troublesome groin, but are hopeful that he will be fit for their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against defending champions Mumbai, commencing on Wednesday. Zol, who led the country's colts to the Asia Cup...
  • Sanju Samson's family owe everything to Rahul Dravid January 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Samson family here owes the phenomenal growth of their cricketer son Sanju to former India captain Rahul Dravid. The Samsons are basking in glory after Sanju smashed a quickfire century in Sharjah Saturday to help India beat Pakistan in the final and win the Under19 Asia Cup. "It was Dravid...
  • BCCI congratulates India U19 team for Asia Cup triumph January 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Cricket Board President N Srinivasan on Saturday congratulated the Indian team for winning the Under19 Asia Cup title in Sharjah. India Colts defeated archrivals Pakistan by 40 runs in the final of the Under19 Asia Cup. Skipper Vijay Zol (100) and Sanju Samson (100) scored contrasting centuries to help India...