Proteas clinches U-19 World Cup title following two-wicket win over Pak
The South African Under-19 squad beat their Pakistani counterparts by six wickets with 47 balls to spare in the ICC Junior World Cup final in Dubai on Saturday.
It was South Africa's first victory in this tournament and was the third time they had reached the final, having previously achieved that distinction in 2002 under Hashim Amla and in 2008 under Wayne Parnell.
According to Sport24, South African captain Aiden Markram took charge of the runs chase to finish unbeaten on 66 (125 balls, 6 fours) as his team bowled Pakistan out for 131 in only 44.3 overs thanks to an all-round effort from their quartet of seam bowlers.
The report mentioned that Markram has played successive innings at the tournament of 3, 31, 120 not out, 105 not out, 45 (in the semi-final against Australia) and 66 not out (in the Final) for an aggregate of 370 runs at an average of 123.
(Posted on 03-03-2014)