India Under-19 314 for 8 (Zol 100, Samson 100) kick Pakistan Under-19 274 for 9 (Ghulam 102, Aslam 87*) by 40 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
India Under-19 took home nonetheless another square of silverware, this time claiming a Asia Cup by violence arch-rivals Pakistan Under-19 by 40 runs in a high-scoring final in Sharjah. Centuries by Vijay Zol and Sanju Samson powered India to 314 and Pakistan, in their reply, unsuccessful to keep with a seeking rate. Late-hitting by Kamran Ghulam helped him measure a century, yet he kept using out of partners. He was stranded on 102 as Pakistan could usually pattern 274.
The follow didn’t compare a thrills of a final arise these teams met in a contest final though, coincidentally in a Asia Cup of 2012. In Kuala Lumpur, a scores were tied on 282 and a prize was shared.
Put into bat, India were given a sprightly start by their openers Ankush Bains and Akhil Herwadkar. They had combined 60 before Herwadkar pulled Zia-ul-Haq true to midwicket. Bains fell 3 brief of his fifty when he gave a legspinner Karamat Ali a assign and was stumped.
The wicket brought Zol and Samson together and their mount of 180, done in reduction than 30 overs, tangible a game. Zol was propitious to be let off on 33 when Salman Saeed put down a sitter during point. Samson scored during some-more than a run-a-ball, attack dual sixes early in his innings, over low midwicket and low additional cover. Zol, a Maharashtra Ranji batsman, reached his fifty, off 73 balls, with a singular to midwicket, while Samson reached his half-century a following over with a range down to long-off.
Samson too was handed a reprieve, on 59, when he looked to launch Karamat over long-on where Zafar Gohar unsuccessful to locate a skier and conceded a boundary. To make matters worse for Karamat, he conceded 18 in his following over, giving divided dual fours and a six. Zol was a initial to strech his century, removing there with a singular to midwicket. He fell a following over for 100, mistiming Karamat over mid-on where Gohar took a catch.
Samson afterwards crushed dual uninterrupted sixes immediately after his captain’s departure, yet he was propitious with a second one as Gohar stepped over a wire during long-on after holding a catch. Samson reached his century in a 43rd over, off usually 86 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes. He too fell for an accurate 100, top-edging Gohar to additional cover. India mislaid wickets usually yet managed to pull a measure to an commanding 314.
The Pakistan openers began briskly, adding 34 before Mohammad Umair was held and bowled by a seamer Chama Milind. What harm Pakistan was a miss of bounds following that wicket, and a seeking rate had already climbed over 7 after 15 overs. The vigour got to Pakistan as they mislaid 3 discerning wickets to a spinners, for 11 runs, as they slid to 88 for 4.
Sami Aslam, who scored 134 in a Kuala Lumpur match, took a quarrel to India with an assertive fifty and combined 93 with Ghulam. The span were assertive opposite a spinners and their mount was a many productive, during a rate of 6.48. However, a low lapse locate by a offspinner Aamir Gani sent behind Aslam for 87.
The compulsory rate had soared over 10 and a reduce sequence perished perplexing to demeanour for boundaries. Ghulam continued to quarrel it out, improvising good and even putting divided yorker length balls to a boundary. But Pakistan were left wanting an extraordinary 62 off a final 4 overs and Ghulam’s century was a usually thing to demeanour brazen to. He got there in a final over and with a diversion all yet lost, didn’t celebrate.