Pak colts beat India in close finish

Skipper Sami Aslam (108) made a magnificent century as Pakistan colts held on to their nerves to pull off a narrow two-wicket win over India in the U-19 Asia Cup here on Tuesday. 

Pakistan chased down a challenging 251 with just three balls to spare and registered their third straight win of the tournament.

Riding on Ricky Bhui’s quick-fire half-century, India scored 250 for seven off their quota of 50 overs after electing to bat at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 

India got off to a solid start with openers Ankush Bains (41) and Akhil Herwadkar (31) putting on 74 runs in 13.3 overs for the opening wicket.

However, Pakistan leg-spinner Karamat Ali brought his side back into the match as he removed the top three batsmen, including skipper Vijay Zol (20) to reduce India to 116 for three.
 Brief scores: India U-19: 250/7 in 50 overs (Ricky Bhui 64, Sanju Samson 38; Karamat Ali 4-28) lt to Pakistan U-19: 253/8 in 49.3 overs (Sami Aslam 108, Kamran Ghulam 55; Kuldeep Yadav 2-40).

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