Kuldeep Yadav picked up three wickets in the Asia Cup Under-19 semi-final against Sri Lanka © Getty Images
Jan 4, 2014
India and Pakistan Under-19 teams will face each other yet again in the final of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-19 Asia Cup at Sharjah on Saturday.
India will be guided by captain Vijay Zol and young guns like Sanju Samson and Kuldeep Yadav.
Pakistan defeated Afghanistan to enter the final with a two-wicket victory while India defeated Sri Lanka colts to setup title date.
In the semi-final, Afghanistan were bowled out for 196 with Karamat Ali claiming a hat-trick, finishing with five for 33. Skipper Sami Aslam then guided the team scoring 75.
In the other semi-final India restricted Sri Lanka largely due to left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s three for 49. Chasing 224, India were 159 for six at one stage but wicketkeeper Ankush Bains (54) reached the target with five balls to spare.
The last time when the two teams met in the group match, Pakistan won by two wickets. In their last five encounters India won once, Pakistan won thrice and one match was tied.
India Under-19: Ankush Bains (wk), Akhil Herwadkar, Vijay Zol (c), Sanju Samson, Ricky Bhui, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Kuldeep Yadav, Aamir Gani, Avesh Khan, Chama Milind.
Pakistan Under-19: Sami Aslam (c), Salman Saeed, Hussain Talat, Saifullah Khan (wk), Zafar Gohar, Zia-ul-Haq, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Karamat Ali, Saud Shakeel.
Catch our live blog of the Under-19 Asia Cup final between India and Pakistan here