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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August 26, 2012 10:22 am
Flurry of talented players for India.What a great knock by Unmukt chand.Congratulations!
August 26, 2012 1:59 pm
Mera Bharat Mahan....
Mohammed Baluch
August 26, 2012 1:51 pm
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!
August 26, 2012 2:35 pm
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)
August 26, 2012 3:03 pm
Thats just because there are more Indians than pakistanis :) But it doesn't matter, we were the same 65 years back!
August 26, 2012 2:05 pm
its because indians have much more english speaking population percentage than pakistan!!
August 26, 2012 1:21 pm
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..!
August 26, 2012 2:12 pm
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
August 26, 2012 3:35 pm
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
August 27, 2012 9:14 am
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.
August 26, 2012 12:49 pm
That's the power of internet and shows how many Indians are internet literate. Sadly, can't say the same thing for Pakistan.
August 26, 2012 3:26 pm
It is a great news wonder Indians like it.
August 27, 2012 1:50 am
Feel good as a Indian to hear these comments. May we all strive for peace
(Dr.) B.N. Anand
August 26, 2012 6:45 pm
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.
August 26, 2012 6:55 pm
but why Afghanistan got a medal in 2012 olympics and Pakistan is not on the list? why?
August 27, 2012 3:07 pm
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.
August 27, 2012 3:29 am
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
August 27, 2012 11:38 am
HM, Canada
August 26, 2012 5:01 pm
Here is one ...Well he was out twice-bad LBW decisions…May be a planned ICC event……and most players were 22+…in most teams—so not an under 19
August 26, 2012 5:57 pm
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,
August 27, 2012 3:26 am
very well said.
August 27, 2012 8:33 am
Well done India!! We really need some fasties now. like shoaib / brett
August 26, 2012 3:40 pm
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
August 26, 2012 3:39 pm
Great win. Congradulations india .
indian thoughts (@indian_thoughts)
August 26, 2012 3:44 pm
ha ha ha , u guys , arrey TOI pe bhi ye jagda kar sakte the , sirf dawn hi mila tha ?
August 27, 2012 2:10 am
It's not Pakistan where Shahid Afridi remains 18 for 5 years. Rise above conspiracy theories sometimes.
Pavas Ambashta
August 26, 2012 3:48 pm
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)
August 26, 2012 3:07 pm
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!!
August 26, 2012 10:28 am
congratulation INDIA for great win
August 27, 2012 4:57 am
Don't forget, Pakistan U19 almost beat India in the quarter finals. Pakistan team was also very impressive.
August 26, 2012 1:07 pm
It is always better to hear from your enemy fist. second all the Indians who read Dawn are people who work for RAW.
August 26, 2012 1:26 pm
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.
August 26, 2012 4:35 pm
Just cannot take India's win spotingly, isin't it Mr. Obaid ?
August 26, 2012 6:14 pm
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.
August 26, 2012 6:15 pm
Really? 'Pakistani'? I have my doubts! I think too many teenagers with access to the internet are commenting on Dawn's stories these days.
August 26, 2012 6:23 pm
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!
August 26, 2012 2:49 pm
For those interested, can watch the reply of the entire final match at:
August 26, 2012 1:28 pm
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.
August 26, 2012 12:43 pm
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.
August 26, 2012 12:35 pm
thanks buddy
Vijay Daniel
August 26, 2012 1:04 pm
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
August 26, 2012 12:37 pm
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)
August 26, 2012 12:44 pm
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.
August 26, 2012 12:46 pm
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!
August 26, 2012 9:57 pm
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
August 26, 2012 12:23 pm
thank you sir
August 26, 2012 11:54 am
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.
August 27, 2012 10:24 am
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
August 26, 2012 1:01 pm
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?....
August 26, 2012 1:02 pm
What would conspiracy theorists will say now ?
August 26, 2012 1:00 pm
Aren't you presuming that Tamil Arasan is not Indian?
August 26, 2012 12:01 pm
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).
August 26, 2012 8:39 pm
Very well said bro...
August 26, 2012 11:41 am
Unmukt chand is another kohli.
August 26, 2012 11:22 pm
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.
August 27, 2012 9:05 am
Well said.
August 27, 2012 9:01 am
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.
August 27, 2012 9:03 am
Anyway thank you very much for the congratulatory message and wishes.
August 26, 2012 11:29 am
Congrats India... Way to Go
August 26, 2012 11:06 pm
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.
August 26, 2012 11:08 pm
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
August 27, 2012 11:33 pm
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
August 26, 2012 11:19 am
Log on to any news item on the Dawn and you will find more Indians than Pakistanis commenting there..... Hmmmmmm.... Well done India. Congrats.
August 26, 2012 12:50 pm
India is great!! Rahul are u happy now?
August 27, 2012 3:36 am
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
August 27, 2012 2:05 am
Mehnat Kar...Hasad na Kar
August 26, 2012 12:26 pm
whats your problem. let him do it if he wants to.
August 26, 2012 12:27 pm
better than kohli.
August 26, 2012 11:07 am
srimanta majumdar
August 26, 2012 10:15 am
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
August 26, 2012 10:20 am
We are proud of you boys...Mera Barath Mahan...
August 27, 2012 5:12 am
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.
August 27, 2012 3:00 am
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...
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