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|Hammad steers Pakistan into U-19 World Cup final |
LINCOLN: Allrounder Hammad Azam batted magnificently to help Pakistan beat West Indies to qualify for the final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup here at Bert Sutcliffe on Monday.
Chasing the target of 213 runs to win, Pakistan achieved victory by four wickets with nine balls remaining in the first semi-final against the West Indies and now they will play the final on Saturday against the winners of the second semi-final to be held on Wednesday between Australia and Sri Lanka.
Hammad came at the crease when Pakistan were reeling at 49 for four in 19.1 overs and then he anchored the innings to take his team towards victory.
He was involved in two big successive partnerships, adding 90 runs with middle-order batsman Rameez Aziz for the fifth wicket and 64 with wicketkeeper Mohammad Waqas for the sixth wicket.
Hammad remained unbeaten on 92, missing his century by only eight runs. His 93-ball innings was laced with ten boundaries.
Rameez batted very cautiously to make 39 from 81 balls while left-handed Waqas batted aggressively for 29 off 23 balls.
Fast bowler Jason Holder was the most successful bowler the West Indies, taking two for 28 from ten overs.
Earlier, Pakistan captain Azeem Ghumman won the toss and put West Indies into bat who made 212 for eight in the allotted 50 overs.
Opener Kraigg Clairmonte Brathwaite top-scored with 85 from 116 balls with six fours. He along with his captain Andre Creary made great recovery after West Indies lost two quick wickets for only seven runs on the board. They added 101 runs for the third wicket stand.
Creary made 41 while Shane Dowrich scored 55 as all other batsmen failed to make any significant score against the accurate bowling by Pakistani bowlers.
Pace bowler Sarmad Bhatti and spinner Raza Hassan claimed two wickets each while spinners Usman Qadir and Babar Azam took one wicket each.
|Aamer to miss 3rd Pak-Aussie ODI tomorrow |
ADELAIDE: The third One-day International of the five-match series between Australia and Pakistan will be played here tomorrow (Tuesday).
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| ||Tendulkar, Dravid boost India against Bangladesh |
DHAKA: Sachin Tendulkar closed in on his 45th Test century as India strengthened their position in the second and final Test against Banglad ... more
| ||Guadalajara withdraws bid in Youth Olympics |
MEXICO CITY: The Mexican city of Guadalajara withdrew as a candidate to host the 2014 Youth Olympic Games on Saturday, leaving only Nanjing, ... more
| ||Lee wins Malaysian Open |
KUALA LUMPUR: World number one Lee Chong Wei won his sixth Malaysian Open crown on Sunday, brushing aside Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana 21-13, ... more
| ||Hamburg sign van Nistelrooy |
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| ||Prugh seizes lead at Classic |
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|Venus reaches Australian Open quarter-finals |
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|Pak U-19 qualify for cricket WC U-19 final |
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|W.Indies set Pakistan 213-run target |
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| ||Aussies thrash lacklustre Pakistan by 140 runs at SCG |
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| ||Inti wants fresh blood for Pakistan |
SYDNEY: Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam declared on Sunday that Pakistan will have to blood more youngsters in their team to ensure that they f ... more
| ||Aamer out of ODI series |
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| ||We were just outplayed by Australia, says Captain |
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| ||We need match-winners: Waqar Younis |
SYDNEY: When Waqar Younis was appointed as Pakistan’s bowling coach for the tough tour of Australia, there were hopes that the former great ... more
| ||Mohammad Yousuf refuses to shed defeatist approach |
SYDNEY: From the start of their tour of Australia, Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has come across as a general who thinks his troops are i ... more
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| ||BCCI challenge Kotla ban |
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The Indian ... more
| ||Pak players spend time with fans |
SYDNEY: Pakistani cricketers on Saturday switched off from cricket for a few hours and spent a pleasant evening together here at a North Syd ... more
| ||Indians are welcome in Australia: Lee |
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| ||Pacemen put India on top in second Test |
DHAKA: Mohammad Mahmudullah cracked an unbeaten 96 under pressure but failed to stop India from gaining an upper hand in the second and fina ... more
| ||HBL eye revenge and place in Pentangular Cup final |
KARACHI: Last round matches of the RBS Pentangular Cup will start here at different venues on Monday (today).
Here at the National Stadiu ... more
| ||Karachi witness Donkey cart race |
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In the race, featuring 25 riders, ... more
| ||Greipel clinches win Down Under |
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|Pak U-19 send WIndies U-19 in for batting|
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