India clinch U-19 World Cup

Kuala Lumpur, March 2:

India clinched the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup for the second time after a 12-run victory over South Africa in Kuala Lumpur today.

India were bowled out for 159 in 45.4 overs, with Tanmay Srivastava scoring 46 runs. But Ajitesh Argal took two wickets as South Africa slumped to 22-4 in reply.

A rain interruption left them with a revised target of 116 from 25 overs, but despite 35 by Reeza Hendricks, South Africa could only manage 103-8.

Ravindra Jadeja and Siddarth Kaul also picked up two wickets each, with Kaul having Parnell caught at square leg for 29 in the final over to seal victory.