Pak U-19 beat India; qualify for semis
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 showed character and succeeded to beat defending champions in the final over of the match.