It was on this day, 14 years ago, that India’s Virat Kohli won the Under-19 World Cup for the second time after defeating South Africa in the tournament. The Indian team was led by batter star Virat Kohli, who led the team to a 12-run victory over the Proteas after a rainy season and reduced the game to 25 overs.
In the end, Kohli only managed to score 19 but Tanmay Srivastava scored the top with 46 kills 74 balls to 159 in 45.4 overs after the first batting. Former South African Pacer Wayne Parnell scored 2/21 while Roy Adams and Matthew Arnold picked up 2/38 and 2/30 respectively.
Despite Kohli’s rare failure, India U19 skipper finished as India’s second-highest runner in 2008 with 235 games in 6 games in averaging 47 and a strike of more than 94. Uttar Pradesh’s Tanmay Srivastava ended up. as India’s leading run-scorer with 262 runs in 6 games averaging 52.4 with two fifty apart from top-scoring in the final.
Indian pacers Ajitesh Argal and Siddharth Kaul starred with the ball, claiming 2/7 and 2/26 respectively. Ravindra Jadeja also chipped in, claiming 2/25 as India restricted South Africa to 103/8 in a rain-curtailed 25 on the game while chasing 116 to win.
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Besides Parnell, the South African team featured the likes of Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw and JJ Smuts who continue to play international cricket for South Africa and Namibia.
Previously, Team India won the Under 19 World Cup title in 2000, followed by 2008, 2012, 2018, and new in 2022. In 2022, Yash Dhull was the captain of the Indian national team and they defeated England in the final. about four wickets to register their fifth title win.
Some team members including Shaik Rasheed and Yash Dhull have tested positive for COVID-19 in the middle of the tournament, but whoever came in played their role perfectly and India did not lose a game in the 2022 U19 World Cup.