Namaste! Hello and Welcome to Cricketcountry’s live coverage of the warm-up tie between India and Pakistan of the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No. 4 Ground in Savar on Sarurday. I will be bringing you all the live updates from this tie. India, who have managed to win the U-19 World Cup title twice in their career would look for another shot at the title as they get their campaign underway against an equally potent Pakistan side. Pakistan have also won the title twice in their journey and with plenty of able players in both the squads, it would be a tough tie, but being a warm-up tie, they would definitely be able to assess themselves and the opponent team as on how they are likely to fair. The match has been reduced to 45 overs per side due to a delayed start.

MATCH REPORT: Sarfaraz Khan, Khaleel Ahmed shine as India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 practice match

Live Cricket Score India Under-19: 198/5 (TARGET: 198) | Overs 33.4 (45) | BATSMEN: Washington Sundar 28(37), Mahipal Lomror 22(17) | India have chased down the total with a lot of time to spare. Sarfaraz Khan was the star for India with an excellent 81, but there were contributions from the entire middle order. Bear in mind, had it not been for Khaleel Ahmed’s fifer early on India would have had to chase down over 200!

Live Cricket Score India Under-19: 176/5 (TARGET: 198) | Overs 30 (45) | BATSMEN: Washington Sundar 20(27), Mahipal Lomror 8(5) | Pakistan Under-19s have finally taken the big wicket of Sarfaraz, but he has all but sealed the match for India. Washington Sundar is joined now by Mahipal Lomror. OUT! Sarfaraz Khan 81(68)c Umair Masood b Shadab Khan

Live Cricket Score India Under-19: 146/4 (TARGET: 198) | Overs 27 (45) | BATSMEN: Sarfaraz Khan 67(61), Washington Sundar 12(21) | Sarfaraz Khan is batting wonderfully. He scored an unbeaten 48 in the previous match as well (he had retired out in that match) and is now on his way to guide India home. Washington Sundar is batting well at the other end too.

Live Cricket Score India Under-19: 109/4 (TARGET: 198) | Overs 20 (45) | BATSMEN: Sarfaraz Khan 43(38), Washington Sundar 0(2) | And another one bites the dust. This is turning out to be more of a challenge than India would have expected. OUT! Armaan Jaffer 19(26) c Zeeshan Malik b Shadab Khan 19

Live Cricket Score India Under-19: 73/3 (TARGET: 198) | Overs 14 (45) | BATSMEN: Sarfaraz Khan 29(24), Armaan Jaffer 2(5) | India now in a bit of trouble. Their top three batsmen are back in the hut, but it is a credit to India’s depth that the two batsmen in the middle both have high scores of over 400 in club-level cricket. OUT! Ricky Bhui 15(38) c Zeeshan Malik b Salman Fayyaz

Live Cricket Score India Under-19: 32/2 (TARGET: 198) | Overs 8 (45) | BATSMEN: Ricky Bhui 5(15), Sarfaraz Khan 1(4) | India have lost both openers, but they will not be unduly worried at the moment. They still have a strong batting order that will definitely look to chase down this total. OUT! Ishan Kishan 15(17) c Umair Masood b Hasan Mohsin, Rishabh Pant 9(4) c Gauhar Hafeez b Hasan Mohsin

Live Cricket Score India Under-19: 18/0 (TARGET: 198) | Overs 3 (45) | BATSMEN: Ishan Kishan 9(14), Rishabh Pant 9(4) | Good start so far for India Under-19s. Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant are already looking good. Both batsmen were among the runs against Canada, and will be keen on continuing their good run.

Live Cricket Score Pakistan Under-19: 197 | Overs 44.1 (45) | BATSMEN: Saif Ali 1(2) | Pakistan Under-19s have absolutely gone to pieces at the death. India Under-19s have a potentially easy chase ahead of them from here. They need 198 to win. OUT! Hasan Khan 2(5) c Mahipal Lomror b Khaleel Ahmed, Shadab Khan 12(12) c Mayank Dagar b Khaleel Ahmed, Sameen Gul 10(8) c Avesh Khan b Rahul Batham

Live Cricket Score Pakistan Under-19: 169/7 | Overs 40 (45) | BATSMEN: Shadab Khan 1(1), Hasan Khan 1(1) | Khaleel Ahmed is running through Pakistan. He has bowled really well, and he is getting just reward. OUT! Umair Masood 10(7) c Sarfaraz Khan b Khaleel Ahmed, Hasan Mohsin 25(22) b Khaleel Ahmed

Live Cricket Score Pakistan Under-19: 151/5 | Overs 36 (45) | BATSMEN: Hasan Mohsin 25(22), Umair Masood 10(7) | Pakistan Under-19s are now starting to bring out the big hits. They have lost Salman Fayyaz, but Hasan Mohsin and Umair Masood are batting well. Pakistan need a big finish from here. OUT! Salman Fayyaz 29(42) c Rahul Batham b Mayank Dagar

Live Cricket Score Pakistan Under-19: 114/4 | Overs 31 (45) | BATSMEN: Salman Fayyaz 22(34), Hasan Mohsin 5(6) | You just cannot keep Mahipal Lomror quiet right now! If he isn’t taking wickets he’s taking catches. India Under-19s well in control. OUT! Gauhar Hafeez 25(47) c Mahipal Lomror b Washington Sundar, Saif Badar 5(19) c Mahipal Lomror b Armaan Jaffer

Live Cricket Score Pakistan Under-19: 76/2 | Overs 20.4 (45) | BATSMEN: Gauhar Hafeez 23(43), Salman Fayyaz 1(3) | Mahipal Lomror strikes early! He has ended Mohammad Umar’s resistance. Excellent stuff. OUT! Mohammad Umar 36(55) b Mahipal Lomror

Live Cricket Score Pakistan Under-19: 60/1 | Overs 16 (45) | BATSMEN: Gauhar Hafeez 13(35), Mohammad Umar 32(37) | Pakistan Under-19s are going along well here. Mohammad Umar has got well set and is now playing confidently. Gauhar Hafeez, on he other hand, has struggled. India Under-19s bowling well at the moment.

Live Cricket Score Pakistan Under-19: 40/1 | Overs 12 (45) | BATSMEN: Gauhar Hafeez 11(28), Mohammad Umar 14(20) | Pakistan Under-19s have settled in nicely after the early loss. Both batsmen looking good, and they have started finding the boundaries too. This is being set up for a good first innings. Washington Sundar and Rahul Bantham have started bowling now.

Live Cricket Score Pakistan Under-19: 19/1 | Overs 7 (45) | BATSMEN: Gauhar Hafeez 5(13), Mohammad Umar 0(5) | Pakistan Under-19s have lost their first wicket! Khaleel Ahmed gets the better of Zeeshan Malik, he’s caught by Rishabh Pant. India Under-19s have struck early. OUT! Zeeshan Malik 12(24) c Rishabh Pant b Khaleel Ahmed

Live Cricket Score Pakistan Under-19: 4/0 | Overs 2 (45) | BATSMEN: Zeeshan Malik 5(8), Gauhar Hafeez 1(4) | And we are off! Avesh Khan and Khaleel Ahmed open bowling for India Under-19s, and Zeeshan Malik and Gauhar Khan step up to open batting for Pakistan Under-19. India vs Pakistan at its finest!

Squads:

India U19: Ishan Kishan (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Sarfaraz Khan, Amandeep Khare, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Mayank Dagar, Zeeshan Ansari, Mahipal Lomror, Avesh Khan, Shubham Mavi, Khaleel Ahmed, Rahul Batham, Armaan Jaffer.

Pakistan U19: Gauhar Hafeez(c), Ahmad Shafiq, Arsal Sheikh, Hasan Khan, Hasan Mohsin, Irfan Liaqat, Mohammad Umar, Muhammad Asad, Saif Ali, Saif Badar, Salman Fayyaz, Sameen Gul, Shadab Khan, Umair Masood(wk), Zeeshan Malik