U-19 World Cup: India to face Pakistan in quarters

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Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 12:56 [IST]
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U-19 World Cup: India to face Pakistan

Townsville (Australia), Aug 16: India thrashed Papua New Guinea by 107 runs on Thursday to set up a Super League quarter-final meeting with Pakistan in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

This was India's second straight victory after losing their opening match to West Indies. They had beaten Zimbabwe on August 14.

India finished second in Group C behind toppers West Indies. India will face Pakistan on August 20 at Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville.

The last time India and Pakistan Under-19 sides met, it was a thriller in Kuala Lumpur. The Asia Cup final saw the match tied and both were declared joint winners. It was a high scoring match with both teams scoring 282 each on July 1 at the Kinrara Academy Oval.

Pakistan, who are in Group B, emerged as the winners of that group. Pakistan maintained an all-win record.

Prashant Chopra and Vijay Zol hit half centuries as India posted 204 all out in 45.1 overs after electing to bat at Endeavour Park.

Chopra, the opener made 58 off 79 balls with seven boundaries. Zol hit 72 off 98 balls with eight fours.

Chad Soper bowled superbly to take five wickets. He had figures of 5/32 as India batting did not impress barring only four batsmen who crossed double digits.

In reply, India bowlers did an excellent job to bowl PNG out for a paltry 97 in 31.5 overs.

Right-arm medium paceman Ravikant Singh was the star with the ball as he demolished PNG with a five-wicket haul. Ravinkant took five wickets for 21 runs in nine overs. Kamal Passi and Baba Aparajith had two scalps each.

Brief Scores: India 204 all out in 45.1 overs (Vijay Zol 72, Prashant Chopra 58, Smit Patel 30, Chand Soper 5/32) beat Papua New Guinea 97 all out in 31.5 overs (Ravikant Singh 5/21, Kamal Passi 2/18, Baba Aparajith 2/16)


Story first published:  Thursday, August 16, 2012, 12:45 [IST]
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