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Pakistan openers added 109 runs for the first wicket © Getty Images (Representation photo)

 

Feb 15, 2014

 

Spinner Aamir Gani provided India Under-19 a much-needed breakthrough when he dismissed Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq for 39 in their ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014 match at Dubai on Saturday.

 

Pakistan reached 115 for one halfway through, and need another 148 runs to win the clash.

 

Imam faced 62 balls and cracked two boundaries as he stitched a solid 109-run partnership with Sami Aslam in a bid to provide their side a strong start in a huge chase.

 

Sami was batting on 65, accompanied by Hassan Raza on one.

 

This was after the the Indian bowlers providing a strong start, not allowing the opposition batsmen to get away early on.

 

Earlier, Sanju Samson and Sarfaraz Khan added 119 runs for the fifth wicket to help India set a 263–run target against Pakistan in the seventh match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014 at Dubai on Saturday. Electing to bat, India scored 262 for seven from their allotted 50 overs.

 

Samson scored 68 off 101 balls and Sarfaraz hit a quickfire 74 to help India revive from a precarious position of 94 for four from 20 overs.

 

Sarfaraz played strokes around the ground as he was the more aggressive one in the 119-run stand between him and Samson, which set the platform for a competitive total.

 

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