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Pakistan Enters Under 19 World Cup Final

PTI 25 Jan 2010, 21:36:49 IST

Pakistan Under-19 cricket team  trounced West Indies by 4 wickets in the semifinal encounter on Monday and entered the World Cup final  to be played on January 30 with the winners of remaining semifinal of Sri Lanka and Australia U-19 cricket teams on  Jan 27.

Chasing the difficult target of 213 runs set by West Indies team, keeping in view the conditions for batting, the promising Hammad Azam played remarkable innings of 92 runs unbeaten and contributed with Rameez Aziz (39), a decisive 90-run stand for the fifth wicket and 64-run partnership for the 6th wicket with Mohammed Waqas.
Australia defeated host New Zealand by 62 runs while Sri Lanka eased to 146-run win against South Africa under D/L method in the quarterfinal to secure a semis birth.

The winner of Australia-Lanka clash will face Pakistan in the final on Saturday.