ICC U-19 World Cup final: South Africa aim for maiden title, Pakistan target third

This is South Africa's third ICC under-19 World Cup final. They have played the 2002 and 2008 finals. Pakistan have won the world crown twice.

updated: February 28, 2014 20:45 IST
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The South Africa under-19s are set to fight the battle of their lives when they take on Pakistan in the final of the 2014 ICC U19 World Cup in Dubai on Saturday. South Africa have yet to win an U19 World Cup, despite featuring in two finals in 2002 and 2008, while Pakistan have two titles under their belt.

"The past is not something that's big on our minds," said Protea skipper Aiden Markram. "We want to make history, yes, but we want to play tomorrow's game with the same cool and level headedness we have applied in all the others.

"It's a great honour for us to be here and to play in the final. This is what we have all dreamed of for years and to be within touching distance of the ultimate dream means more to the team than I can say. We will definitely go into the match with ruthless intent," he said.

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