Sami Aslam fell after scoring 64 © Getty Images (File photo)
Sami Aslam fell after scoring 64 © Getty Images (File photo)

 

Feb 15, 2014

 

Sami Aslam was run out for 64 in the 26th over as India fought back with quick wickets, in their ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014 match against Pakistan at Dubai on Saturday.

 

Hassan Raza hit towards the off side on the third ball of the 26th over, and Aslam went for a run despite the striker not calling for it. The Indian captain was quick to collect the ball and send it to the non-strikers end.

 

This was after Spinner Aamir Gani provided India Under-19 a much-needed breakthrough when he dismissed Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq for 39.  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.

 

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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