DUBAI: India Under-19 faced a defeat from England U-19 in quarter final of ICC-Under World Cup on Saturday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, ARY News reported.
The match started bit late about half an hour due to fog. India lost three early wickets and were 8 for 3 against England on a foggy morning in Dubai.
Indian captain Vijay Zol had been bold enough to bat in such conditions. He along with Deepak Hooda rebuild Indian inning.
England seamers were at the top of their game and kept Zol and Deepak Hooda on a leash, giving away only two boundaries in the first 20 overs.
Zol scored 48 runs and Hooda made 58.
Sarfaraz Khan’s inning of 52 in 46 balls helped India to set compatible target of 222 runs. India managed 24 off the batting Powerplay, but the bigger impact was reserved for the last ten overs, in which they managed 74.
England’s start wasn’t good but Ben Duckket played a watchful knock of 61 runs to stabilize the chase.
Another important contribution was from Joe Clarke 42 off 45 balls.
Later England's eighth-wicket pair of Rob Jones(28*) and Rob Sayer(10*) held their nerve in a stand of 23 to take them home in the final over in their chase of 222, knocking out defending champions India.