Pakistan on the brink after Chawla's century

Pakistan Under-19 109 for 6 (Moinuddin 53) trail India Under-19 611 for 9 dec (Srivastava 220, Kohli 83, Sharma 81, Chawla 146) by 502 runs

India Under-19s combined a massive batting performance with incisive bowling to put Pakistan Under-19 between a rock and a hard place on the second day at the Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar. Piyush Chawla weighed in with a century as India declared on 611 for 9. Facing a daunting total, Pakistan withered to 109 for 6 and needed another 303 runs to avoid the follow on.

Resuming on 393 for 4 on the second morning, India lost Tanmay Srivastava, who added only seven to his overnight score for 220. However, Chawla ensured that Pakistan's misery did not end there. He formed the mainstay of partnerships for the sixth and seventh wicket that added 57 and 115 runs respectively. Chawla's hundred pushed India past 600 and the only Pakistan bowler to emerge with some sort of credit was Mohammad Naved who ended with 5 for 118 from 32 overs.

After spending ages in the field, the Pakistan batsmen returned to the dressing-room in a hurry as the top order crumbled. Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh removed Ahmed Shehzad before Pakistan had scored a run and Ishant Sharma soon reduced Pakistan to 16 for 2.

All the Indian bowlers managed wickets and Chawla capped an excellent day by dismissing Moinuddin who was the only batsman to offer any sort of resistance during his 53.

India had won the first match by a whopping 271 runs and unless Pakistan pull out all the stops a larger defeat is surely on the cards.