Uday Saharan and Sachin Dhas guide defending champions into final of Under 19

Ivy Sarkar

In-form Sachin Dhas staged Team India's fightback with a match-winning 96 as Uday Saharan and Co. chased down the modest 245-run target in the first semi-final.

Uday Saharan and Sachin Dhas | Sportz Point

Sachin and Saharan stitched a record-breaking run stand for India after the Men In Blue suffered a top-order collapse in the penultimate clash of the U-19 World Cup.

India Under -19 | Sportz Point

Playing a captain's knock, Saharan scored 81 off 124 balls to carve out a famous win for the defending champions.

Saharan | Sportz Point

Earlier, South Africa took the upper hand for a brief period thanks to opener Lhuan-dre Pretorius.

However, spinners Musheer Khan, Murugan Abhishek and Priyanshu Moliya came in and strangled the Proteas in the middle overs.

Musheer Khan | Sportz Point

South Africa ended up becoming the first team in this tournament to score more than 170 against India and were limited to a score of 244/7 in 50 overs.

South Africa Under-19 | Sportz Point

Defending champions India will meet either Pakistan or Australia in the U-19 World Cup.

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