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Published: Saturday, February 28, 2004, 20:15 [IST]
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U-19: India to play Pak in semi-finals
Saturday, February 28 2004 14:45 Hrs (IST)

Dhaka:England skipper Alistair Cook hit 87 runs to steer his team to a five-run win over Pakistan, while Zimbabwe beat New Zealand by 92 runs in their final super league matches of the Under-19 World Cup in Dhaka on Saturday.

The win ensured England the top spot in their group, while Pakistan were runner up.

Sent in to bat, England were all out for 196 in 50 overs, with Pakistan's Riaz Afridi claiming 5-42 at Fatullah stadium near the capital, Dhaka. Pakistan were then bowled out for 191 in 47.4 overs.

Both England and Pakistan had already qualified for the semi-finals, while the day's other match determined their group standings.

As runners-up, Pakistan will now meet rivals India -- who topped their group in the first semi-final on Sunday.

England will play the West Indies in the second semi-final on March 2.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe defeated New Zealand by 92 runs in the other match of the day. Zimbabwe made 272 for eight, while New Zealand were all out for 180 in 42 overs. Both teams had failed to make it to the semi-finals.

The final will be held on March 5.

Dhawan's knock takes India to semis

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