Sunday, 02 March 2014 - 8:45
South Africa wins U-19 world Cup while Afghanistan records historic victory at Asia Cup.
South Africa finally broke their Under-19 World Cup jinx by beating crowd favourites Pakistan by six wickets in a predominantly one-sided final in Dubai.
It had been a bowler's tournament all the way through and the final lived up to that billing as South Africa's seamers, led by Corbin Bosch, bundled out Pakistan for a paltry 131.
South Africa were made to concentrate in their chase and it was their captain Aiden Markram who soaked up the pressure with an unbeaten fifty to steer his team home.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan recorded a historic victory as they beat hosts Bangladesh by 32 runs at the Asia Cup in Fatullah yesterday.