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At Sharjah, April 22

At Sharjah, April 22. Pakistan won by 39 runs. Toss: India.
Pakistan beat India for the second time in a week to retain the Austral-Asia Cup. They scored only 250, despite an entertaining opening stand of 96 between Saeed Anwar and Aamir Sohail. Off-spinner Chauhan ended this and dismissed both Inzamam-ul-Haq and Salim Malik in one over, before Basit Ali made 57 from 58 balls.
India started badly, when Jadeja was out in Wasim Akram's first over and, despite 59 in 11 overs from Tendulkar and Sidhu, slumped to 83 for four. Kambli found an ally in Bedade, who overcame a nervous start to score 44 from 45 balls, with four sixes, in his fourth international match. He was caught attempting another six and the last five wickets could add only 48. Sohail claimed the match award for his 69, two wickets and two catches, one of them in the covers, cutting off Tendulkar in full flight.
Man of the Match: Aamir Sohail. Man of the Series: Aamir Sohail.