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Pakistan knocked out by India in thriller

Published Aug 20, 2012 07:24am


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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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Comments (42) Closed

Anand Aug 20, 2012 02:49pm
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.
Guru Aug 20, 2012 02:55pm
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.
Razak Aug 20, 2012 10:06am
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 Aug 20, 2012 10:17am
congrats .. india well done..
PARVEEZ Aug 20, 2012 09:56am
Indian Aug 20, 2012 09:55am
We dont need to have this egg and tomato contest with Pakistanis everytime. Congratulations Indian and Good luck Pakistanis!!!
yogesh Aug 20, 2012 08:37am
Perfect gift for Eid to Pakistan :)
xin chia Aug 20, 2012 01:32pm
Happy Eid cheer up and watch SLPL..
PORKchop Aug 20, 2012 01:00pm
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!
Guest Aug 20, 2012 12:34pm
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..
Anil Aug 20, 2012 12:34pm
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.
Anil Aug 20, 2012 12:30pm
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 Aug 20, 2012 12:08pm
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.
Modasar Aug 20, 2012 11:57am
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.
Syed Aug 20, 2012 11:38am
Well, it all depends who sponsores how much. Money rules and India has bought almost everything :-)
Syed Aug 20, 2012 11:34am
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???
Neo Aug 21, 2012 11:22am
well said Ammar and Razak..
sachin Aug 21, 2012 10:45am
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..:)
ronnie Aug 23, 2012 02:28pm
india won against NZ also. they"ll try their level best to defeat aussies also,
S. Bose Aug 20, 2012 07:30am
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Eid Mubarak to all
Dr Satpal Jabbal Aug 20, 2012 07:42am
Never mind, this is only cricket. Happy Eid.
Govind Aug 20, 2012 07:55am
Eid Mubarak to all Paki's it was a good match thrilling match !!
mansoor Aug 20, 2012 07:53am
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 Aug 20, 2012 07:55am
Could have won if we had batted the full 50 overs...but proud of the Under 19s
Manu Aug 20, 2012 08:17am
Eid mubarak!
krish Aug 20, 2012 08:35am
After 1995 pakistan is not doing well in any area. god bless them
Amit Aug 20, 2012 08:56am
yes Eid Mubarak.....He He he
Amit Aug 20, 2012 09:04am
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
fooo Aug 20, 2012 09:00am
Sameer Aug 20, 2012 09:16am
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 !!
Amit Aug 20, 2012 09:23am
Also...perfect Eidi to India by Pakistan....India tried very hard to llose this match but Pakistan gifted us the match
jaipal dahiya Aug 20, 2012 09:31am
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
Suneal Aug 20, 2012 09:41am
Happy Eid to my Pakistani Brothers!
foreign pakistani Aug 20, 2012 04:07pm
nice reply from eid and eidee
sachin Aug 21, 2012 10:51am
I agree with you...:)
Ammar Khan Aug 20, 2012 06:57pm
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.
Chand Aug 20, 2012 07:17pm
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 Aug 20, 2012 07:31pm
Haha! Eid Mubarak dear neighbors.
shahid Aug 21, 2012 12:15am
Both played well? May be it should have been "both played bad"
Khurram Aug 21, 2012 05:33am
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 Aug 21, 2012 06:38am
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?
syed Aug 22, 2012 05:18pm
Bad Selection, why were two left arm spinners selected for this match when there were other options.