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September 22, 2006
India Under-19s 224 (Srivastava 53, Chawla 40, Kalil 4-42) beat Pakistan Under-19s 217 for 9 (Wasim 62, Chawla 3-50) by 7 runs
Captains on either side excelled with both bat and ball but eventually India Under-19s beat their Pakistani counterparts by the narrow margin of seven runs in the second one-dayer at Sheikhupura on Thursday.
After having bowled out India for a modest 224 in 49.5 overs, Pakistan managed only 217 for 9, though it was a good effort on their part to even get that far, as they had lost their sixth wicket at 143 in the 37th over. Riaz Kail, the captain, following his effort of 4 for 42 with his offspin, hit a painstaking 38 off 82 balls.
Allrounder Imad Wasim (62) then found an able partner in Ahmed Iqbal (29) as the pair added 61 for the seventh wicket. Piyush Chawla, the Indian captain, had the final say with 3 for 50 in 10 and was declared the Man of the Match.
Earlier, Chawla contributed with the bat as well, scoring 40 after Tanmay Srivastava (53) and Virat Kohli (45) added 88 for the third wicket. Srivastava and Kohli came in when India lost two early wickets. Chawla came in when India lost their fourth wicket at 133 and continued his good form with the bat on tour.
The remaining two one-dayers will be played on over the weekend at Lahore's Bagh-e-Jinnah and the Gaddafi Stadium respectively.
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