India Under-19 v Pakistan Under-19, Second match, 3rd day September 16, 2006

Innings victory gives India the series

Cricinfo staff

India Under-19 611 for 9 dec beat Pakistan Under-19 154 and 217 (Riaz Kalil 83, Chawla 3-72, Nadeem 3-53) by an innings and 240 runs

India Under-19s beat the Pakistan Under-19s by an innings and 240 runs at the Arbab Niaz stadium in Peshawar to win the series 2-0. Their convincing victory included a double-century by Tanmay Srivastava and a century by Piyush Chawla who also managed to get five wickets in the match.

Pakistan began the third day by losing three wickets for 20 runs and only through the attempts of the last-wicket pair did their first-innings score move above 150. Forced to follow-on, trailing by 457 runs, Pakistan could make nothing good of a terribly bad situation for the Indian bowlers dominated from the start. This time the first two wickets fell for 20 and by the time the fifty-run mark was reached another wicket had fallen.

If the top order was having a miserable time, the middle order wasn't doing much better, collapsing spectacularly for nine runs - Chawla and Shahbaz Nadeem, with legbreak and left-arm orthodox respectively, responsible for five of the top eight wickets to fall for 84 runs. But some late resistance came from of Riaz Kalil and Raza Rehman who added 127 for the ninth wicket. Kalil was the only Pakistan batsman to score a half-century in the second innings with 83 off 112 balls which included 14 fours and a six. Rehman missed out on his fifty when the last batsman, Junaid Khan, was bowled for five by Sumit Sharma, leaving him stranded at 48.

India won the first four-day match at Rawalpindi by 271 runs and now the two teams will meet for a four-match one-day series beginning September 19 at Lahore.