HIGHLIGHT India vs Pakistan, U19 World Cup semifinal: That is it from our coverage of India vs Pakistan U19 World Cup semifinal match live from Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. Barring the skipper and Haider Ali, none from the Pakistan batting lineup showed intent. They two scored their respective fifties and had even stitched a steady fifty-plus partnership to provide some promise to the score after two early dismissals. But with Haider's dismissal, Pakistan slowed down and began to falter. And by Mohammad Haris' dismissal, they looked in tatters. Captain Rhail Nazir looked steady en route to his 102-ball 62, but Priyam Garg;'s clever strategy to rotate his bowlers got the Pakistan lower order cleaned up. The Boys in Green lost their final six wickets for just 26 runs. India now need 173 runs to reach their seventh U10 World Cup final. Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divywansh Saxena guided India to an emphatic 10-wicket win.
HIGHLIGHTS India vs Pakistan U19 World Cup semifinal: IND (176/0) BEAT PAK BY 10 WICKETS
19:42 IST: And Jaiswal finishes it off in style. SIX and India are through to the final, for the record-extending seventh time.
19:38 IST: Qasim to Jaiswal. FOUR. Over long-on and he nears his century
19:14 IST: After the short drinks break, again, India need 45 more from 21 overs. Meanwhile, Jaiswal is 25 runs away from his maiden U19 WC century. Half-century for Saxena as well in the 30th over.
18:57 IST: India U19 need 64 runs in 25 overs
18:45 IST: Aamir to Jaiswal. FOUR! Holds his shape and hits it over mid-on. Four more in the tgird ball and he brings up his yet another half-century
18:33 IST: India U19 need 96 runs
18:29 IST: Aamir to Jaiswal. SIX. Shifts across and ramps it over long-on for a six.
18:23 IST: Aamir to Saxena. FOUR! Angles in and Saxena leans forward to slog it over the square for a boundary.
18:13 IST: Qasim to Jaiswal. FOUR! Impressive footwork, leans forward and punches it through covers for a four to bring up the fifty for India.
14:10 IST: Afridi to Saxena. FOUR! Gives him the width and he crunches it through covers for a four. India U19 need 129 runs more.
18:00 IST: Afridi to Saxena. FOUR! Outside edge and it dances it was down to the boundary ropes.
17:58 IST: Aamir to Saxena. FOUR! Classy cover drive and India have their second boundary.
17:42 IST: Pakistan have started on a good note so far. India have managed only one boundary in the first six overs. Pakistan now need wickets to strengthen the pressure.
17:25 IST: Akram to Jaiswal. FOUR! Uses the crease to make some room against the uppish ball and he flicks it through covers midwicket for a four.
17:20: Jaiswal and Saxena are out in the middle. Tahir begins the attack and immediately begins with the outswinger. Got two slips in place.
17:00 IST: Sushant Mishra (8.1-0-28-3): The pitch was quite good, it was bouncy and quick. I was backing my strengths; the short balls are my strength and I used them effectively. We do quite a lot of fielding sessions when we don't have matches, so it was a great effort from Saxena. Our coaches say that if you try, it will stick. Our batting lineup is strong and we can chase this.
16:58 IST: India, the four-time winners and the defending champions, need 173 runs to reach their seventh final in U19 World Cup history
16:49 IST: Sushant to Aamir. OUT! It is the shorts ball again and Pakistan is bundled for 172 runs only. Pakistan lost seven wickets for kist 54 runs in the last 13.2 overs.
16:47 IST: Tyagi to Tahir. OUT! Short ball, well-directed and Tahir gives it a top-edge. The keeper takes it comfortably behind.
16:39 IST: Sushant to Rohail. OUT! A desperate shot against the short ball, tries to pull it over mid-wicket, but finds the fielder.
16:20 IST: Bishnoi to Abbas. OUT! Traps him with a googly in front of the leg stump.
16:19 IST: Tyagi to Rohail. FOUR! Slashed through the covers for a boundary.
16:15 IST: Tyagi to Irfan. OUT! Yorker length, sneaks through and castles down the off stump. Irfan departs on 3
16:11 IST: Finally that single for skipper Rohail Nazir and he gets it off his half-century of his 84th delivery.
16:01 IST: Atharva to Haris. OUT! Slogs it over mid-wicket, and out of nowhere, Saxena takes a stunning diving catch.
15:50 IST: Bishnoi to Haris. SIX! Goes after the ball and slogs sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a six. Interestingly, it is the first six of this match and it comes in the 33rd over. DRINKS BREAK
15:40 IST: OHHH DEAR!! What on earth happened there!! Hesitation initially for the run, and then both ran towards the same end. Qasim departs on 9
15:36 IST: Jaiswal to Qasim. FOUR! Swept away nicely through square leg. Tyagi did make an effort in the deep, but failed to beat the pace of the ball.
15:33 IST: Sushant to Rohail. FOUR! Gives him the width towards the off side and Rohail slashes it through point for a boundary. 41 pre cent of his runs today has come off boundaries. He will be key for Pakistan in building a strong total for India.
15:29 IST: Jaiswal to Rohail. FOUR! Uppish in length and Rohail rocks back to slice it elegantly through point. Stunning shot
15:19 IST: Jaiswal to Haider. OUT! Gets caught off a length delivery and Haider departs on 56. Huge blow for Pakistan
15:12 IST: A flashy boundary from Haider and he gets to his fifty off 69 deliveries. Moreover, this third-wicket partnership has now amounted to 57 off 91
15.03 IST: Pakistan continue to struggle against tight Indian bowling as they are 77/2 after 20 overs
15.01 IST: Bishnoi to Haider, FOUR! A boundary after a long time as he timely guides the ball into the gap for a boundary.
14.32 IST: Akash to Rohail, FOUR! Big room for the batsman and he cuts it hard for a boundary. This shot will surely release some pressure from the captain's shoulder.
14.19 IST: Bishnoi to Rohail, FOUR! It was full and the Pakistan skipper smashed the ball through offside in the gap for a boundary.
14.10 IST: Bishnoi to Fahad, OUT! Fahad misery ends as he departs for a duck after facing 16 balls. It was a googly and Fahad was in no control to play the ball.
14.02 IST: Bishnoi to Haider, FOUR! Through MID-ON for a boundary and he is looking in excellent touch.
* Ravi Bishnoi into the attack
13.56 IST: Kartik to Haider, FOUR! It was full and Haider pushes the ball straight into the gap for a boundary.
13.55 IST: Kartik to Haider, FOUR! Short and Wide from the bowler and Haider slashes the ball it races away for a boundary in a flash
13.48 IST: Sushant to Haider, FOUR! Stand and deliver! Excellent cover drive as the batsman just opens the face of his bat and guide the ball in the gap for a boundary.
13.40 IST: Sushant to Huraira, OUT! In the air and caught at the square leg! It was a short ball and the batsman couldn't handle it properly.
13.36 IST: Sushant to Huraira, FOUR! On the pads and Hurraira plays it beautifully through mid-wicket for a boundary.
13.33 IST: Kartik to Haider, FOUR! Inswinger and Haider guides the ball through fine leg for a boundary.
13.30 IST: Kartik Tyagi will bowl the first over against Haider and Hurraira
13.26 IST: Both the teams are out for the national anthem
13.10 IST: Playing XI of both teams are out:
Pakistan U19 (Playing XI): Haider Ali, Mohammad Huraira, Rohail Nazir(w/c), Fahad Munir, Qasim Akram, Mohammad Haris, Irfan Khan, Abbas Afridi, Tahir Hussain, Aamir Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan
India U19 (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg(c), Dhruv Jurel(w), Siddhesh Veer, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh
13.00 IST: Pakistan win toss, opt to bat against India
12.41 IST: The weather looks pleasant and both teams are ready
12.31 IST: Relive the journey of India and Pakistan in the U19 World Cup till now.
11.55 IST: The battle to enter final in on
Match Preview: Four-time champions India will back themselves to reach their third successive final at the U-19 World Cup when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in a last-four clash here on Tuesday. Both teams go into the semifinal unbeaten. While India beat Australia in the quarterfinals, Pakistan outplayed Afghanistan. Pakistan captain Rohail Nazir played down the hype surrounding the game but an India-Pakistan contest is always a high-pressure one which tests the character of players on either side. Doing well in the game makes them overnight stars and the players know that. (Full Match Preview)