South Africa are playing their third Under-19 World Cup final   Photo Courtesy: Official website of the ICC
South Africa are playing their third Under-19 World Cup final Photo Courtesy: Official website of the ICC

 

Mar 1, 2014

 

Pakistan take on a tough South African side in the finals of the Under-19 World Cup at Dubai on Saturday.Pakistan is quite top heavy batting wise with skipper Sami Aslam and Imam-ul-Haq scoring most of the runs whereas South Africa have a strong bowling attack led by pacer Kagiso Rabada.

 

This is very much a bowl first wicket at Dubai one would say. In the last semi-final at the venue, the South African openers erased doubts, as they put up a good stand after batting first. Plus, there isn’t any dew in the evening, so teams would back themselves to put the runs on the board. That should help them put the pressure, if they get a good score after batting first. The toss of the coin could be quite crucial for this game, but a par score is somewhere around that 220-230. Even when teams have chased it down in the tournament, they have huffed and puffed along the way.

 

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the Under-19 World Cup final here