Thatscricket- Cricket News - Siva spins India colts to last-minute victory

Published: Friday, January 12, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai: Left-arm spinner Vidyut Shivaramakrishnan's sensational eight for 38 today gave India under-19 a 167-run win over England in the dying minutes of the fourth and last day of the first test here. He was well supported by off spinner M Dharmichand, who took 2 for 46. When Shivaramkrishnan trapped young sikh Monty Panesar leg-before-the-wicket for nought, and England were bowled out for 183, only six minutes were left. England looked like saving the match with the skin of their teeth when they were 172 for six at the start of the 15 mandatory overs and still with one wicket when the quota was completed and 15 minutes of the closing time yet remaining. England started the day at three for no loss and were chasing a target of 351 for victory. The opening pair of Gary Pratt, top scorer with 66, and Nicky Peng gave a fine start of 60 off less than 20 overs before the latter became Shiva's first victim for 28. Captain Ian Bell, the first innings Centurion, dished out another fine show of 48 and importantly helped Pratt in raising a second wicket stand of 100 runs at which stage the visitors were 160 for one in the 58th over. Shiva then bamboozled Pratt after the batsman had stayed for 248 minutes with eight fours and from the other end off spinner Dharmichand sent back Bell with a lbw verdict.The tables were completely turned in 30 minutes before tea and England from a relatively strong position of 160 for one collapsed to 172 for six at tea.UNI

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