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India beat Pakistan by 203 runs to reach U-19 World Cup final

CHRISTCHURCH: India crushed arch-rival Pakistan by 203 runs in their Under-19 World Cup semi-final in Christchurch Tuesday to set up a tournament decider against Australia.  An unbeaten century from Shubman Gill helped India set a competitive total of 272, which Pakistan never looked like reaching as they were skittled for 69 with more than 20 overs remaining. Ishan Porel was India's hero with the ball, taking four for 17 in a match the tournament favourites utterly dominated. "It was a good performance from…

U-19 World Cup: Pakistan beat South Africa, qualify for the semi-final

WELLINGTON: Pakistan qualified for the semi-final of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup after a tense three-wicket win over South Africa at the Hagley Oval venue in Christchurch. The Proteas were restricted to 189/9 with Muhammad Musa taking 3/29, with only Wandile Makwetu scoring 60. In response, Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals but Ali Zaryab stayed firm with a calm and composed unbeaten 74. Pakistan captain Hasan Khan won the toss and elected to field first. The first change bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi gave…

Asian Cricket Council shifted Under-19 Asia Cup out of India

COLOMBO: The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Saturday relocated the Asian Under-19 to Malaysia after Pakistan raised security concerns over sending their team to India. The decision was taken at the ACC meeting held in Colombo which was chaired by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)'s newly appointed chairman Najam Sethi. Sethi has replaced Shaharyar Khan as both PCB and ACC heads. "The matter of shifting the tournament to Malaysia was amicably agreed by all the participants in the development and executive committee since no…