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India beat Australia to win U-19 World Cup


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India celebrate their win over Australia. -Photo courtesy: ICC

TOWNSVILLE: India won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the third time, beating Australia by six wickets behind captain Unumkt Chand's 111 not out on Sunday.

Australia made 225-8 after being sent in to bat, with captain William Bosisto scoring 87 not out. India started strongly, then collapsed to 97-4 before Chand guided the winners to 227-4 in the 48th over.

Chand, who hit seven fours and six sixes, shared in a 130-run partnership with Smit Patel (62 not out), who hit the winning runs with eight balls remaining. Australia, who also have three under-19 World Cup titles, had never lost a final in the tournament.

India 227-4 in 47.4 overs (Unumkt Chand 111 not out, Smit Patel 62 not out; Joel Paris 1-33), def. Australia 225-8 (William Bosisto 87 not out; Sandeep Sharma 4-54) by six wickets.

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Aug 26, 2012 10:22am
Flurry of talented players for India.What a great knock by Unmukt chand.Congratulations!
Aug 26, 2012 01:59pm
Mera Bharat Mahan....
Mohammed Baluch
Aug 26, 2012 01:51pm
Congratulations to India for a super triumph! It is great for Pakistan to have a neighbor that thrives on success - this will force us also to keep aiming higher and stay competitive!
Aug 26, 2012 02:35pm
I would ask the same question to you. Whats wrong in saying India is great? If some pakistani logs on TOI or Hindu and post the same thing about pakistan, would you feel offended? and yes I will write the same thing in Guardian or SMH. If someone is offended by that, that's his problem.
Maqboolfida (@Maqboolfida)
Aug 26, 2012 03:03pm
Thats just because there are more Indians than pakistanis :) But it doesn't matter, we were the same 65 years back!
Aug 26, 2012 02:05pm
its because indians have much more english speaking population percentage than pakistan!!
Aug 26, 2012 01:21pm
I agree with Rahul..!!! Stick to relevant topic and leave your patriotism aside some times. I am sure it wil be missing when really needed ..! lets not go there now , Just savour the moment dude..!
Aug 26, 2012 02:12pm
Honestly Afzal, I rank Dawn well above any Indian news paper. The blogs are very open and I get a feeling that readers are also open minded. Many social issues are address
Aug 26, 2012 03:35pm
yes ,i like one important thing of dawn is they write better english than times of india......i have no idea why but i am impressed.I am going to vote whoever is the partiality.
Shankar chennai
Aug 27, 2012 09:14am
I find another Friend mailing his comments here in this forum with the name `Shankar'. Sorry I have commented earlier to Mr. Robin`s comment with this name. Changing my id as Shankar chennai. Thanks.
Aug 26, 2012 12:49pm
That's the power of internet and shows how many Indians are internet literate. Sadly, can't say the same thing for Pakistan.
Aug 26, 2012 03:26pm
It is a great news wonder Indians like it.
Aug 27, 2012 01:50am
Feel good as a Indian to hear these comments. May we all strive for peace
(Dr.) B.N. Anand
Aug 26, 2012 06:45pm
Indeed a very self motivating view. You have proved wrong the saying and instead believe that owner's pride is not a matter of neighbour's envy.
Aug 26, 2012 06:55pm
but why Afghanistan got a medal in 2012 olympics and Pakistan is not on the list? why?
Aug 27, 2012 03:07pm
I would like to thank the many Pakistani people who have congratulated India. I would also like to tell the Pakistani people that India has many millions of people who love and respect the likes of Wasim Akram, Shoaib, Imran and others. There has always been a genuine respect for the Pakistani cricket side which was considered a team with a fighting spirit. So, those of the people on the other side of the border who think that Indians cant support Pakistani players are very wrong. Its a different question,that many Indians would never come out openly with there love for Pakistani cricketers.
Aug 27, 2012 03:29am
I personally prefer dawn because it is a high quality newspaper from the subcontinent. They try to analyze issues in a balanced way. Indian online newspapers are crazy , eye-ball grabbing monsters who thrive on sensational, vulgar and meaningless news items. It is understandable. Everyone has to earn money. They were good 20 years ago, but no longer. It is always what, where , when, never why. Apart from that, you can read the dawn in a detached manner as it does not concern India. Reading Indian sites is like being hit by a plethora of emotions, mostly negative. Lastly the Indian mainstream newspapers are pro-ruling party with a vengeance. They are highly unethical people with vested interests.
Zahid Ali
Aug 27, 2012 11:38am
HM, Canada
Aug 26, 2012 05:01pm
Here is one ...Well he was out twice-bad LBW decisions
Aug 26, 2012 05:57pm
I saw the match between India and Pakistan U 19, to me that was more enjoyable and critical too, Pakistan almost won the game! They could have easily been the World Champions, Hats off to them,
Aug 27, 2012 03:26am
very well said.
Aug 27, 2012 08:33am
Well done India!! We really need some fasties now. like shoaib / brett
Aug 26, 2012 03:40pm
Thanks younus,we need more people like you to appreciate each other.I feel so nice inside me,when a pakistani says something good about us,all i have seen hatred towards each other in time of india.I like dawn better than TOI.By the way Dear editor please publish more articles of nature and natural stuff of everydays life .
Pervez Ashraf
Aug 26, 2012 03:39pm
Great win. Congradulations india .
indian thoughts (@indian_thoughts)
Aug 26, 2012 03:44pm
ha ha ha , u guys , arrey TOI pe bhi ye jagda kar sakte the , sirf dawn hi mila tha ?
Aug 27, 2012 02:10am
It's not Pakistan where Shahid Afridi remains 18 for 5 years. Rise above conspiracy theories sometimes.
Pavas Ambashta
Aug 26, 2012 03:48pm
Had the "conspiracy theory" a game then you must have succeeded in that!! Do you really think that a secret service gathers inside informations by reading newspapers??? :)
Maqboolfida (@Maqboolfida)
Aug 26, 2012 03:07pm
Thats what happenes when people become stronger than institutions and the country..corruption is like cancer...only india is much bigger that its more difficult to corrupt everything, and now people are responding..hope imran khan does the same in pakistan..only then things will improve...talent in all fields must come up and must be supported to succeed at international level!!
Aug 26, 2012 10:28am
congratulation INDIA for great win
Aug 27, 2012 04:57am
Don't forget, Pakistan U19 almost beat India in the quarter finals. Pakistan team was also very impressive.
Aug 26, 2012 01:07pm
It is always better to hear from your enemy fist. second all the Indians who read Dawn are people who work for RAW.
Aug 26, 2012 01:26pm
The reason is simple. 1. Dawn is probably the best source of objective reporting and news from Pakistan 2. Indians are doing well and so are naturally curious as to what Pakistanis think about India's progress. 3. And finally sheer numbers: There are roughly 3.5 times more Indians than Pakistanis and probably 10-15 times more when you compare English speaking populations.
Aug 26, 2012 04:35pm
Just cannot take India's win spotingly, isin't it Mr. Obaid ?
Aug 26, 2012 06:14pm
Oh come on!!! I cringed when I read that comment. Give it a break man! India just won the World Cup. Can't you be happy without dissing someone else??? As an Indian I just feel that these kind of comments are made by people with a deep inferiority complex which they try to cover up with this kind of juvenile overcompensation.
Aug 26, 2012 06:15pm
Really? 'Pakistani'? I have my doubts! I think too many teenagers with access to the internet are commenting on Dawn's stories these days.
Aug 26, 2012 06:23pm
That's true, and you would understand if you visited say the Times of India website. Seriously, have you seen that site? It's like badly managed soft porn. Indian Express and Hindu are great newspapers, but going throught their websites is like watching peeling paint. Dawn has a great layout, good presentation, and most of all, great content. Why wouldn't I want to visit and comment? Yes, you get the thoughtful ones, you get the hyper nationalists, you get the bigots, the combative ones and the ones that don't comment at all. But that's true of any site which allows comments. We just have to filter out the crazies from our consciousness!
Aug 26, 2012 02:49pm
For those interested, can watch the reply of the entire final match at:
Aug 26, 2012 01:28pm
Congrats to India for winning the U-19 world cup.A superb victory! On the other hand, Pakistan needs to think seriously about their decline in every sport.
Aug 26, 2012 12:43pm
The main reason behind performance depreciation of pakistani sport is bad politics, money, references and existing govt. All sports bodies, authorites, federations, clubs are back and managed by dirty politicians.
Aug 26, 2012 12:35pm
thanks buddy
Vijay Daniel
Aug 26, 2012 01:04pm
what is wrong with you?? this a domestic cricket tournament???.....wat are those boys playing for??....for themselves,money,family or for their country???.....and writing MERA BHARAT MAHAN....wats wrong in tat ......Id be putting tat in bangladesh,pakistan,zimbabwe...and even on the moon.........if u still disagree....y did Neil Armstrong plant the American flag on the moon for a space expedition???!!!!
Syed Jafri
Aug 26, 2012 12:37pm
Congratulations to India and Indian Team. They actually won the world cup when they won the quarter final against Pakistan. Have a blast. ( from a Pakistani Cricket Fan)
Aug 26, 2012 12:44pm
Grass is always greener on the other side of the court. Every Indian sports federation is being ruined by politics. If our players have done better than Pakistan doesn't mean that we have clean sports organizations. BCCI is being run better than other sport bodies in India. But, they too are running after money.
Aug 26, 2012 12:46pm
Tell you the secret - most of the time we do not trust our papers for what they are saying. Then- we like to know how the situation is being from across the border. Add and divide by two - we think- we are close to reality. Otherwise too- Dawn site is good - very user friendly!
Aug 26, 2012 09:57pm
well done India, Another world cup victory in cricket for India, awesome, PROUD TO SAY IAM INDIAN.Thanks for our young cricketing team who made us proud. Prabu UK
Aug 26, 2012 12:23pm
thank you sir
Aug 26, 2012 11:54am
Dude wats wrong with u. When u wake up in the morning u decide to come to Dawn and comments something not relevant to cricket. I am OK with first line, why do u put something like "Mera Barath Mahan" ? will u do the same in Sydney Morning Herald or some England news paper ? why do u put something like this in Pakistan newspaper.
Aug 27, 2012 10:24am
How it would be if we would have leaved in undivided india with 5 times champians with current Indian Master batsman paying for run and pakistani bowler bowling with leathel action? Kash.... just a quaish
Aug 26, 2012 01:01pm
Well he was out twice-bad LBW decisions...May be a planned ICC event......and most players were most teams---so not an under 19?....
Aug 26, 2012 01:02pm
What would conspiracy theorists will say now ?
Aug 26, 2012 01:00pm
Aren't you presuming that Tamil Arasan is not Indian?
Aug 26, 2012 12:01pm
Pakistan and India are heading towards opposite direction. One (Pakistan) is going down towards drain by introducing politics in every sport(Cricket both senior and U-19 etc, Hockey, Squash, Football, Boxing, Wrestling) and other(India) is forwarding through talents and clean image (except Hockey).
Aug 26, 2012 08:39pm
Very well said bro...
Aug 26, 2012 11:41am
Unmukt chand is another kohli.
Aug 26, 2012 11:22pm
If you are praising with Comments section in mind, then keep in mind that TOI and other Indian news comments section is Filled with pakistanis spamming about Religious hate towards India with obscene language. And not just Pakistanis from pakistan but pakistanis from around the world. And Look at the Indian comments at Dawn. You will see the difference. Indian newspaper comments section would be wonderful to read if only there was logical and intellectual thoughtput there by pakistanis.
Aug 27, 2012 09:05am
Well said.
Aug 27, 2012 09:01am
No Sorry India does not take it that way. Pakistan is just another cricketing nation for us. For now Australia, South Africa and England are also powerful as Pakistan. We won the world cup only by beating Australa.
Aug 27, 2012 09:03am
Anyway thank you very much for the congratulatory message and wishes.
Aug 26, 2012 11:29am
Congrats India... Way to Go
Aug 26, 2012 11:06pm
What are you saying? India has thehindu, deccan Chronicle etc which are way better. As long as you understand Times of India is Tabloid of India. I come to dawn for their prespective. pakistan usually has a propagandic view on almost everything on India. Dawn fortunately is more honest and logical so I like to think most pakistanis are like the Dawn readers and not all mullahs wanting to destroy India.
Aug 26, 2012 11:08pm
Sanjay, your problem is you follow Tabloid of India and think its a news source. you need to research on more Indian news sites before you compare international sites with Indian news in general. Its completely absurd that you picked TOI for comparison and left thehindu and others
Aug 27, 2012 11:33pm
In that case, we don't even have funds to sponsor our junior cricket team. After all cricket is not the only thing in the world.
Afzal Khan
Aug 26, 2012 11:19am
Log on to any news item on the Dawn and you will find more Indians than Pakistanis commenting there..... Hmmmmmm.... Well done India. Congrats.
Aug 26, 2012 12:50pm
India is great!! Rahul are u happy now?
Aug 27, 2012 03:36am
dont worry, India is trying its best to ruin itself. If you are losing sleep that India is doing better, dont do it. It is one of the most pathetic places in the world. Try to improve your country and look for better role models
Aug 27, 2012 02:05am
Mehnat Kar...Hasad na Kar
Aug 26, 2012 12:26pm
whats your problem. let him do it if he wants to.
Aug 26, 2012 12:27pm
better than kohli.
Aug 26, 2012 11:07am
srimanta majumdar
Aug 26, 2012 10:15am
a dramatic win by india this shows the immense talent and confidence this young brigade possese Well done keep up the good work
Tamil Arasan
Aug 26, 2012 10:20am
We are proud of you boys...Mera Barath Mahan...
Aug 27, 2012 05:12am
Dawn is a great newspaper. The quality of columns is about the best that you can get. Most of the columns are very open and critical. Most writers in Dawn seem to want a secular Pakistan. Pakistan is a happening place, not always for the right reasons. Indins are worried about Pakistan getting into instability again. The Pakistani bloggers in Dawn write extremely well, are well informed, most fair and are the ones who give Indians any hope of friendship with Pakistan. Lastly, as my wife complains, Dawn is addictive.
Aug 27, 2012 03:00am
if pakistan was in the same position as india now, i guess your opinion would have totally opposite. Expected response from a typical pakistani. But nice to see few others pakistanis congratulating india. Sour grapes...