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KARACHI: India defeated Pakistan by one wicket to qualify for the semi-final of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in Townsville on Monday.

Pakistan batted first and scored 136 in 45.1 overs before being  dismissed with Babar Azam scoring 50 and Sandeep taking 3-24 and Ravikant 3-43. It would have been an easy chase but India started off badly and were 8 for 3. Aparajith (51) and Vijay Zol (36) took India to 120-5 but they collapsed after that as Pakistan took a flurry of wickets.

India struggled to get runs towards the end with Harmeet Singh and Sharma batting. Harmeet scored the winning runs as India made 137-9 in 48 over to seal the victory.

In the other quarter final, New Zealand won by three wickets against West Indies and will be facing India in the semi-final on Thursday. The other semi-final will be between South Africa and hosts Australia.


India: Harmeet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Unmukt Chand (C), Hanuma Vihari, Baba Aparajith, Prashant Chopra, Akshdeep Nath, Ravikant Singh, Smit Patel (W), Kamal Passi, Vijay Zol

Pakistan: Zia-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Nawaz, Zafar Gohar, Umar Waheed, Sami Aslam, Saad Ali, Ehsan Adil, Azizullah, Salman Afridi (W), Imam-ul-Haq

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August 20, 2012 2:49 pm
Dear fellow Indians on this thread, why celebrate a victory over Pakistan anymore than a victory against Iran Or Turkey or China or any other country? A WIN IS A WIN IRRESPECTIVE OF THE RIVAL AND THE SPORT.
August 20, 2012 2:55 pm
Exciting match . Well done both teams. Let's not get worked up about a cricket match. get worked up about corruption, lack of electricity, poverty etc.
August 20, 2012 10:06 am
One India - Pakistan match and the mud sledging starts. As an indian I love it when we beat Pakistan, but its a sport rivalry. I am sure it was a very tight match and anybody could have won. Good job India and Pakistan and heartiest congratulations to india. Better luck next time Pakistan
bachitar gill
August 20, 2012 10:17 am
congrats .. india well done..
August 20, 2012 9:56 am
August 20, 2012 9:55 am
We dont need to have this egg and tomato contest with Pakistanis everytime. Congratulations Indian and Good luck Pakistanis!!!
August 20, 2012 8:37 am
Perfect gift for Eid to Pakistan :)
xin chia
August 20, 2012 1:32 pm
Happy Eid Fella..now cheer up and watch SLPL..
August 20, 2012 1:00 pm
Congartulation India! sabash, kept the nerve till the last moment, does not matter U19 or over19, India is keep winning in all the matches lately against pakistan. wel done!
August 20, 2012 12:34 pm
What is good in all these things, except the T20 ?? What has explosions or war on terror have given Pakistan? People are disenchanted with democracy as well... Good luck with your thoughts though..
August 20, 2012 12:34 pm
Eid Mubarak to all in India and Pakistan and in the World. Enjoy this Festival of Sacrifice. Matches are won and lost by both teams. The important thing is they both played well and it was competitive end.
August 20, 2012 12:30 pm
Eid Mubarak to all in India and Pakistan and in the World. Enjoy this Festival of Sacrifice. Matches are won and lost by both teams. The important thing is they both played well and it was competitive end. Maintain and Enjoy the spirit of game in life.
Syed Jafri
August 20, 2012 12:08 pm
For your information, in out of 7 matches in under 19 world cup, pakistan came victorious on 5 occassions. This is only the 2nd defeat of Pakistan with India in 7 matches. Never mind you will loose to New Zealand Insha Allah.
August 20, 2012 11:57 am
A pathetic performing by Pakistan U19 team. They are much better than indian U19 team. Pakistan could easily win this match even with low score but they didnt care.
August 20, 2012 11:38 am
Well, it all depends who sponsores how much. Money rules and India has bought almost everything :-)
August 20, 2012 11:34 am
I would be surprised to see hardly any Indians posting here with Congratulations to Pak, If they would have lost the match. However, It's sad to see Pak loose this match since Pakistan was top of the table in their group and had played very well til this match. Getting out for 136 against India was due to their weakness, which they also have in their existing squad --> The batting. I would like some one from PCB to ask following question: "How hard Is it to find a good batting coach?" Is Pak Managment still not aware of the fact that we finally need one???
August 21, 2012 11:22 am
well said Ammar and Razak..
August 21, 2012 10:45 am
in U19 we had 1-5 win-loss ratio so its now improved to 2-5...There is not dearth of talent in Pakistan but this Indian team doesn't look as good as past teams...Hard luck pakistan. I thought they have better attach than us..:)
August 23, 2012 2:28 pm
india won against NZ also. they"ll try their level best to defeat aussies also,
S. Bose
August 20, 2012 7:30 am
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Eid Mubarak to all
Dr Satpal Jabbal
August 20, 2012 7:42 am
Never mind, this is only cricket. Happy Eid.
August 20, 2012 7:55 am
Eid Mubarak to all Paki's it was a good match thrilling match !!
August 20, 2012 7:53 am
Pakistan India matches must come with a warning especially for heart patients. The tension was not electric, it was Nuclear.A matter, not of life and death but more than that.Great for the game, Shame people of Pakistan cannot see such epic battles among their midst. Having lost 2 wickets for 0, team Pakistan you made me very proud. Congratulations to India and to Cricket.
Kashif Ahmad
August 20, 2012 7:55 am
Could have won if we had batted the full 50 overs...but proud of the Under 19s
August 20, 2012 8:17 am
Eid mubarak!
August 20, 2012 8:35 am
After 1995 pakistan is not doing well in any area. god bless them
August 20, 2012 8:56 am
yes Eid Mubarak.....He He he
August 20, 2012 9:04 am
1998 Nuclear Explosions, 2nd T20 World Cup, return of Democracy, Mr Ansar Burney's efforts, War against terrorism, ......many good things did happen in Pakistan Mr Krish-The Super Hero
August 20, 2012 9:00 am
August 20, 2012 9:16 am
Good Match -- I am sure young talents from these two teams will make it for the Sr. Team and we will relish even a bigger contests in near future. Congratulations to India -- Bad luck to Pakistan !!
August 20, 2012 9:23 am
Also...perfect Eidi to India by Pakistan....India tried very hard to llose this match but Pakistan gifted us the match
jaipal dahiya
August 20, 2012 9:31 am
pak alwaya loses to india narrowly in world cup matches whether u19 or odi.they have weak nerve.they even failed to get medal in london physical game ie boxing and wrestling
August 20, 2012 9:41 am
Happy Eid to my Pakistani Brothers!
foreign pakistani
August 20, 2012 4:07 pm
nice reply from eid and eidee
August 21, 2012 10:51 am
I agree with you...:)
Ammar Khan
August 20, 2012 6:57 pm
Now thats the spirit. I agree my friend we need to get out of this routine. Congrats to India and Pakistan for putting up a good show. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose - point is to do both with dignity.
August 20, 2012 7:17 pm
I watched most of the Indian innings and must say I was very impressed with zia and adil from Pakistan and the cool heads of Aparajit and zol. They might just make it to the higher grade if they keep up the hard work
M k s
August 20, 2012 7:31 pm
Haha! Eid Mubarak dear neighbors.
August 21, 2012 12:15 am
Both played well? May be it should have been "both played bad"
August 21, 2012 5:33 am
What was heartening to see is the way Pakistan team fielded. Hard to believe the way they were catching. Senior Pakistan team must learn something from these youngsters.
Mohammed Yahya USA
August 21, 2012 6:38 am
After reading most of the comments forget Pakistani's or Indian's I m ashamed to write any comments because comments are meant to written for humans. Shame on u guys, that much hate?
August 22, 2012 5:18 pm
Bad Selection, why were two left arm spinners selected for this match when there were other options.
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