Arch rivals India and Pakistan will clash in the Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup final which will be played today at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on January 4, 2014.
The Pakistan under-19s beat Afghanistan in thier last league match to enter the finals of the Asia Cup 2013-14. A hat-trick from legspinner Karamat Ali, followed by Sami Aslam’s 75, helped them beat Afghanistan Under-19s by two wickets to reach the finals.
The India under-19s won after a tense chase thanks to a good score by Ankush Bains to beat Sri Lanka u-19s by three wickets and qualify to the final of the Asia Cup.
The match will start at 11:00 a.m. India time.
Pakistan Under-19s won the toss and decided to field first. When latest reports came in, the Indian openers started with a big bang, after six over the score was 60 runs for no loss.
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The umpires for todays final game will be Pradhan of Nepal and Sarika Prasad of Singapore. Match referee will be RJ Ratnayake of Sri Lanka.
Even though there is no official confirmation about the live telecast of the final match. The live streaming of the match can be watched on the Internet.
The final XI players are as below:
India Under-19s squad Kuldeep Yadav, SN Khan, SV Samson, Avesh Khan, AA Gani, DJ Hooda, Karan Kaila, RK Bhui, VH Zol, AA Herwadkar and A K Bains.
Pakistan Under-19s squad: Zafar Gohar, Zia-ul-Haq, Hasan Raza, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Karamat Ali, Sami Aslam, Saud Shakeel, Salman Saeed, Hussain Talat, Saifullah Khan.
The highlights of the match will be updated here.