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Updates: England beat India to march into semis of U19 WC

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February 22, 2014

18:35  - Scorecard

England batsmen held their nerves to beat India by by three wickets to cruise into the semi-finals of the Under-19 World Cup. 

After restricting India to 221-8, England reached the target with five balls to spare. 

Ben Duckett and Joe Clarke anchored the innings for England with 61 and 42 respectively. 

For India left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-46.
17:54  - Scorecard

Kuldeep Yadav is leading India's fightback with his left-arm chinaman. 

Yadav who has been impressive in the tournament, first sent well-set Ben Duckett, who failed to read his googly, managing to get an outside edge and was caught by Zol for 61. 

Kuldeep then castled Rhodes -- who again was beaten by a googly. 

At the end of 38 overs England were 161-6. They still require 61 runs from 12 overs.
16:55  - Scorecard

England are in comfortable position courtesy of a partnership between Ed Barnard and Ben Duckett.

After restricting India for 221-8, England openers made strong start, before Indian seamers managed to pull things back with three quick wickets. 

England still require 120 runs from 28 overs. 

Duckett is on 40, while Barnard is on 22.
16:03  - Scorecard

Monu Kumar strikes a crucial blow for India as he removes Harry Finch for 10. 

Kumar beat the England opener for pace as the ball thudded on to his pads -- umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger much to the delight of Indians. 

Chama Milind then removed Ryan Higgins as he hit one straight down Sanju Samson's throat at point. 

At the end of 9 overs England were 36-2.

15:46  - Scorecard

England are off to a positive start in the chase, with openers Jonathan Tattersall and Harry Finch taking advantage of the new ball. 

Chasing a modest target of 222 for victory, skipper Tattersall took advantage of loose deliveries from Chama Milind to hit the boundary boards consecutive times. 

At the end of 6 overs, England were 25-0.
15:08  - Scorecard

Brilliant opening spell from Matthew Fisher coupled with some exceptional fielding display has helped England restrict India to 221-8 in the ongoing Under-19 World Cup in Dubai. 

India was rocking at 8-3, before a crucial partnership between skipper Vijay Zol and Deepak Hooda bailed them out of a precarious position. 

The duo added a crucial 87 runs stand for fifth wicket, which helped India stabilize after the early jolts. 

Though Zol couldn't complete his half-century, Hooda's 68 was instrumental in India putting up a decent sore. 

Sarfarz Khan then chipped in with a vital 52 to ensure India cross the 200-run mark. 

For England Fisher was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-55.
14:08  - Scorecard

Deepak Hooda's innings has finally come to an end courtesy of a run out for 68.

Sarfaraz Khan drops one and pushes off for a tight single, but Tattersall is quick enough to score a direct hit to leave Hooda short of his crease. 

Earlier, Rob Sayer breaks the partnership for England as he removes Vijay Zol for 48.

At the end of 41 overs, India were 150-6. Sararaz is on 14, while Amir Gaini is on 1.
13:26  - Scorecard

Skipper Vijay Zol and Deepak Hooda have combined well for India and put on a partnership that is giving some sort of stability. 

India young guns were rocked early by England pacers as Matthew Fisher knocked up top three wickets, including that of in form Sanju Samson for nought. 

Zol and Hooda then put their heads down and have added 79 runs so far for fifth wicket. 

At the end of 31 overs, India were 103-4. Zol is on 44, while Hooda is on 42.
12:50   - Scorecard

England pacers are on a roll here in Dubai, knocking top four Indian batsmen for not too many in the Under-19 World Cup.

In form Sanju Samson was on his way back to pavillion for a first ball duck. 

Vijay Zol is holding fort for India along with Deepak Hooda. 

At the end of 19 overs, India were 47-4. Zol is on 20, while Hooda is on 10.