Pak books seat for U-19 WC final

Hammad Azam's unbeaten 92 against West Indies steered Pakistan to the final of the Under-19 World Cup in Lincoln © AFP

AUCKLAND : Pakistan U-19 cricket team has thrashed West Indies U-19 team by 4 wickets in the semifinal counter of ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup and booked seat for the final to be played on January 30 with the winners of remaining semifinal of Sri Lanka and Australia U-19 cricket teams on 27, Aaj News reported.

Chasing the difficult target of 213 runs set by West Indies U-19 team, keeping in view the conditions for batting, the promising Hammad Azam played remarkable innings of 92 runs unbeaten and contributed with Rameez Aziz (39), a decisive 90-run stand for the fifth wicket and 64-run partnership for the 6th wicket with Mohammed Waqas.

Pak beat India in U-19 World Cup, qualifies for Semis

Pakistan celebrate a thrilling win over India

AUCKLAND : Following the IPL row between two rivals also cricket playing nations Pakistan and India, the young Pakistan Under-19 cricket team has trounced their arch rivals by 2 wickets in the rain-delayed quarter-final counter, thus qualifying for the semifinal of the ICC Under-19 World Cup here on Saturday.

The match had been restricted to 23 over in an innings due to torrential overnight rain.

This is the befitting reply to Indian discrimination rendered with Pakistan players in India over the non-selection of Pakistani players in Indian Premier League (IPL), some experts claimed.

India U-19 having been put into bat first could only manage to score 114 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in allotted 23 overs.

India shone brilliantly by pressurizing Pakistan in the beginning of their innings, taking three quick wickets on 16 runs in 5 overs.

But later on, the middle order shone character and succeeded to beat defending champions in the final over of the match

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