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India's prep far ahead of the rest

Observations from the U-19 World Cup: smaller sides struggled, and the travel schedule was harder for some teams than others

Challenge for U-19 champions starts here - Dravid

The India Under-19 head coach pointed out that while India's rookies beat Australia in the final four years ago, more of the Australians from that title-bout have gone on to play senior international cricket

India's journey to the Under-19 title

They won each of their six matches in the 2018 tournament

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Under-19 World Cup

Australia v India, final

'We were just eager to lift the cup'

Kalra, Gill and Porel reflect on a triumphant campaign

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'Sitting here with World Cup medal is unbelievable'

The India Under-19 captain Prithvi Shaw is all praise for his team-mates as they achieved a goal they had set for themselves 18 months ago

Manjot Kalra ton leads India Under-19 to the title

The opener smashed an unbeaten 101 as India beat Australia to become the first country to win the Under-19 World Cup for the fourth time

U-19 World Cup semi-final

India v Pakistan

'I wanted to bat till the end' - Shubman Gill

The 18-year old talks about his match-winning knock of 102 against Pakistan in the Under-19 World Cup semi-final

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Gill's selfless batting, and his red handkerchief superstition

The India Under-19 batsman showed remarkable composure during his match-winning hundred in the World Cup semi-final against Pakistan

Hasan Khan rues the chances Pakistan missed

Four dropped catches and three missed run-outs - had Pakistan taken a few of them, the semi-final could well have taken a different course

Under-19 World Cup semi-final

Afghanistan v Australia

Australia halt Afghanistan's run in semis

The three-time champions will now face the winner of the second semi-final, to be played between India and Pakistan on Tuesday

Australia's fearlessness too much for Afghanistan's nerves

"Everyone had their own plans to spinners. We did have a look at footage from their spinners, but it's actually different to seeing them on video to real life," Australia's captain Jason Sangha said

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Gill, Abhishek fifties set up semi-final clash with Pakistan

The duo combined to stroke decisive knocks to lead India past 250 before Bangladesh were bowled out in 42.1 overs

Porel's return, India's offensive and sledging

India's aggression, Bangladesh's diffidence and an animated war of words between the two sides - a look at the talking points from the quarter-final

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Spinners vault Afghanistan into semi-finals

Afghanistan sprung a surprise on New Zealand by handing them a massive 202-run drubbing in Christchurch

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Tragedy spurs Afghanistan to unprecedented heights

Naveen-ul-Haq, the captain, has dedicated his team's maiden entry into the World Cup semi-finals to the victims of the attacks that have rocked Jalalabad and Kabul

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Quarter-finals

Zaryab 74* helps Pakistan through to semi-finals

Chasing 190, Pakistan were wobbling at 111 for 5 before Ali Zaryab's patient knock saw his side through

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Zaryab the 'wall' of Under-19 team - Pakistan captain

The opposing captain also praised Ali Zaryab, saying he showed "great maturity" in a tense chase

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Pope's record 8 for 35 lifts Australia into semi-finals

The legspinner registered the best figures in the U19 World Cup history, and sent England crashing from 47 for 0 to 96 all out

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'Not the kind who likes second place' - England captain

Harry Brook rued the team's lack of application and rash shots against Australia in the quarter-final

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Australia's rising star

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Wizard's spell makes for compelling sight

Lloyd Pope's legspin triggered a spectacular England collapse but he will not want this to be the summit of his career

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'I'm still shaking, it's quite unbelievable' - Pope

A shy-looking Pope could hardly put words to his thoughts and said he was not used to being surrounded by cameras, after his "surreal" spell

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Boyagoda's 191 leads 311-run rout of Kenya

The Sri Lanka opener racked up the highest score in Youth ODIs, 191 off 152 balls, as he took Sri Lanka to their highest-ever Under-19 total of 414

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Young's late blast steers WI to four-wicket win

Nyeem Young, aided by significant contributions from Bhaskar Yadram, Emmanuel Stewert and Kirstan Kallicharan, helped West Indies beat Ireland by four wickets in Lincoln

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Under-19 World Cup

Group stages

Anukul Roy, Samastipur's Ravindra Jadeja

He bowls controlled left-arm spin, hits the ball hard and is a livewire on the field. Just like his hero did a decade ago, Roy is making a big impression at the World Cup

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Understanding New Zealand's talent-grooming system

NZ Under-19 coach Paul Wiseman talks about the country's junior programme, which prioritises the development of young players and the production of future Black Caps above results

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WI's Persaud, Perez leave U-19 World Cup midway

Jamaica's Brad Barnes will replace Perez but no replacement has been named for Persaud yet

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Group stage

England march into quarter-finals with massive win

With centuries from Liam Banks and Will Jacks, England handed Canada a 282-run drubbing to now face Australia in the quarter-final

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The Chatter: Rahul Dravid motivates India's hockey team

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Rachin Ravindra helps NZ finish top of Group A

His half-century and four-wicket haul set up a quarter-final against Afghanistan in Christchurch

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Group matches

Gill, spinners lead rout of Zimbabwe

India sealed a comprehensive 10-wicket win against Zimbabwe to maintain an all-win record in the group stages and will play their knockout clash, in all likelihood against Bangladesh, in Queenstown on January 26

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Pakistan seal quarter-final berth, Sri Lanka knocked out

A slim and slightly tense chase helped Pakistan seal a three-wicket win and a quarter-final berth, led by a combined five wickets between their quick bowlers Shaheen Afridi and Suleman Shafqat

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McSweeney 156, Ralston 7 for 15 bulldoze PNG

Half-centuries from captain Jason Sangha and Param Uppal contributed to Australia's all-round effort, handing PNG a mammoth 311-run drubbing in Lincoln

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Group Matches

Brook, Woods, Bamber overwhelm Bangladesh

Ethan Bamber and Euan Woods restricted Bangladesh to a mere 175 and England chased down the target with 123 balls to spare courtesy Harry Brook's 102*

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Faisal Jamkhandi reaps the rewards of Indian winters

For the past four years, the Canada Under-19 fast bowler has travelled halfway around the world to escape Ontario's snowstorms and find decent cricket weather and top-quality coaching. All of that is now starting to pay off

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Group matches

On reflection, I'd withdraw the appeal - Stewart

"Moving forward, if I'm in such a situation, I'd withdraw the decision to go upstairs," the West Indies U-19 captain said after his team's controversial obstructing-the-field call sparked debate

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West Indies spark spirit-of-cricket debate with controversial dismissal

Emmanuel Stewart, the West Indies captain, appealed for obstructing the field after a South Africa batsman picked up the ball close to off stump, even though it was stationary

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Reactions to obstructing the field - 'God that is ugly. But a lesson to all'

The reactions on Twitter to South Africa opener Jiveshan Pillay's dismissal for obstructing the field against West Indies

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Group matches

Anukul Roy's five-for leads rout of PNG

A second win for India in Group B has all but ensured their place in the quarter-finals of the Under-19 World Cup

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Shaheen Shah Afridi razes Ireland U-19 with six-for

Pakistan Under-19 needed less than 40 overs to beat Ireland Under-19

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Can U-19 World Cup success be a springboard to international call-ups?

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Group matches

Jacks, Brook and more fearless England batting

Even the Under-19 side has bought into playing one-day cricket with absolute freedom as they gunned down a target of 197 with 24.5 overs to spare

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Bangladesh's Afif Hossain runs rampant against Canada

A half-century and a five-for, it was all in a day's work for the 18-year old offspinning allrounder

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Under-19 World Cup

Group matches

Speedy Nagarkoti, Mavi spring a surprise on Australia

The two Indian quicks generated speeds in excess of 145kph and rattled Australia who were expecting a trial by spin

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Shaw, Kalra set up India's thumping win

The two Indian openers put on a 180-run stand to lead the side to 328 before the quicks derailed Australia's chase

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Van Tonder matches de Villiers in SA Under-19 victory

The captain hammered 143 to lift the total to 341, which proved plenty more than enough against Kenya Under-19s

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Group matches

'It was like a home game in Kabul' - Afghanistan captain

After Afghanistan Under-19s upset Pakistan, around 300 Afghan fans stormed into the Cobham Oval, which resulted in a rescheduling of a congratulatory call from the Prime Minister

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Afghanistan beat Pakistan by five wickets

Just like their senior side on Saturday, the Pakistan Under-19 team also suffered a match-changing collapse, losing 7 for 42

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Allen, Ravindra lead NZ to eight-wicket win

Rachin Ravindra's 3 for 30 and Finn Allen's unbeaten 115 took New Zealand home with 63 to balls to spare

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Under-19 World Cup 2018

Tournament preview

Bigger, more visible, but still a stepping stone

With the growth of T20 leagues, players at the Under-19 World Cup have far brighter prospects for the future than ever before; with that comes plenty of extra pressure

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A right-hand Sangha, a left-arm Afridi

Five players to keep an eye on during the 2018 edition of the Under-19 World Cup

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Kohli, Williamson and other stars relive where it all began...

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