Match Details

IND U19 vs SA U19 1st Semi Final, U19 WC 2024

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India U19 won by 2 wickets 🏆
SA U19
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N Tiwari Logo
N Tiwari Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
R Limbani Logo
R Limbani Jersy
4s: 1
6s: 1
N Mokoena Logo
N Mokoena Jersy



N Mokoena

Econ: 5.74
46th Over:
= 7
47th Over:
= 2
Last Over:
= 10
This Over:
= 12

Player of the Match

Uday Saharan Logo
Uday Saharan Jersy
Uday Saharan
India U19
IND U19IND U19 - 2nd Innings
10 Over 4826
15 Over 4641
20 Over 6073
25 Over 100104
30 Over 130133
35 Over 160161
40 Over 190192
SA U19SA U19 - 1st Innings
10 Over 5255
15 Over 8174
20 Over 9590
25 Over 11299
30 Over 128118
35 Over 138132
40 Over 153163
50 Over 230244


Inn 1
Inn 2
That is it from a close semi-final fixture involving India and South Africa, with the former handing a disappointment to the latter, making it to the finals yet again. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. The second semi-final will take place between Australia and Pakistan at the same venue on Thursday (February 8).

For now, it's me AkshayaKrishna Polya, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator, Ayan Chatterjee, and helping buddies Sidharth Gulati and Akshay Bhide, who, along with our scorer/analyst Ghanendra Singh Thakur, brought you all the live-action of this mouth-watering fixture. We will meet again in another match. Until then, it's cheers!
Uday Saharan (India Captain): "Just like the wickets were falling, they bowled beautifully and we were falling well behind the game. But just the emotions came out in the end. To be honest, I was just telling the non-striker to bat till the end. We never let the environment get worse in the dressing room. It's a great feeling. It was a great match. It was a close-fought game. I'm feeling good because we have reached the final under my leadership."
Juan James (South Africa Captain): "For me, I think we let ourselves down with the ball. We had them 3 down and then Uday and Sachin batted really well. With the bat, we were slow in the middle overs. I think middle overs let us down in the tournament. I think the fighting spirit that we have shown is a great testament to our abilities and I am proud of the boys. Thanks to the crowd for always supporting us. Great crowd to be a part of. Thank You."  
Uday Saharan (Player of the Match): "Nothing much. I believed in myself. Have to take the game deep. Just wanted one partnership and that will win the game for us. That's what happened.

My Dad used to play like this. Take the game deep, Hit the big shots towards the end and not before that.

When I came in, ball was bouncing and cutting. I had to play cautiously. When the ball became older, the pitch settled in and it became easier for us as we went along.

Some short balls were there but we were well set out in the middle. Thank You so much."    
Player of the Match: Uday Saharan.  
9:20 PM IST and 5:50 PM Local Time: Phew! What a semi-final this turned out to be. After all the chaos for 8 odd hours, it's India, the defending champions, who have made it to the final, defeating the hosts in a nail-biting thriller by 2 wickets with just 7 balls to spare!

Earlier in the day, India won the toss and opted to bowl first. Lhuan-dre Pretorius and Steve Stolk did start with positive intents, but Raj Limbani bowled brilliantly to reduce the home side to 2/46 inside the Powerplay. Pretorius and Richard Seletswane added 72 runs for the third wicket, but it was the Indian spinners who had a stranglehold on the opposition with some tight bowling.

Both hit half-centuries, with the former being the aggressor, while the latter was struggling in his first half of the innings. Musheer Khan broke this stand with Murugan Abhishek snapping a stunner to dismiss Pretorius on 76 off 102 balls.

Seletswane (64 off 100) continued and pressed on the accelerator and got decent support from Oliver Whitehead (22 off 34), and skipper Juan James (24 off 19) got the momentum in the Proteas innings. The real impetus was given by Tristan Luus, who smacked an unbeaten 23 off 11 balls to propel South Africa to 244/7 in 50 overs.

For India, Limbani picked up three wickets, while Musheer Khan grabbed two wickets. Naman Tiwari and Saumy Pandey took a wicket each.

South Africa stunned India with Kwena Maphaka bouncing out Adarsh Singh for a golden duck, following which Tristan Luus (3/37) dismissed three Indian batters to reduce them to 4/32.

Sachin Dhas and Uday Saharan soaked in all the pressure and rebuilt the innings with a massive partnership of 171 for the 5th wicket. Both hit half-centuries. Dhas struck 96 off 95 balls, hitting 11 boundaries and one six, while Saharan almost batted through the chase, amassing 81 off 124 balls, with 6 fours.

It looked like India would go past the finishing line easily, but Maphaka had other ideas. He removed Dhas four short of his well-deserved hundred while also bouncing out Aravelly Avanish in his final ball of the day, finishing with figures of 3/32.

A couple of poor calls for the singles put India deep in trouble as the batters got run out. But Limbani struck a crucial six and also hit the winning runs, remaining unbeaten on a 4-ball 13!

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India makes it through to the finals with the hit. They are delighted while South Africa are crest fallen. 
48.5 N Mokoena to R Limbani
4 FOURRRR!!!! Raj Limbani seals the deal for India! They are in the finals. The defending champions can now celebrate after ending on the right side of a riveting semi-final. Full and outside the off-stump. Clears his front leg, and Limbani smashes a drive between mid-off and extra cover. No need to run for that. It runs away to the fence, and once again, a South African team loses in a World Cup Semi-Final! The Indian players are over the moon and breathe a sigh of relief!
New batsman on crease

Naman Tiwari

18 yrs



  • RUNS3
  • SR100.00
  • AVG3.00
Naman Tiwari has come out to bat. 
Oh, dear! This could be a run out. Uday is livid with himself. Great take by the bowler and Uday Saharan is short of his crease. He will be OUT with one required. 
48.4 N Mokoena to U Saharan
W WHAT WAS THAT FROM UDAY SAHARAN? Short and hurrying onto the batter's body at the stumps. Saharan is late on the pull and gloves it. The ball lobs up and falls in front of square leg in the ring. They run for the single, which wasn't there. A loopy throw at the bowler's end, Mokoena collects it somehow as the throw was awkward but does well to remove the bails with the Indian skipper well short of his ground. OUT! Saharan played well for that patient knock but an unnecessary urgency has made him fall prey.