India beat Pakistan by seven wickets in Blind Cricket World Cup

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Seven ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup matches will be played at Bay Oval including the final on Saturday, February 3, at 2pm.

India won the toss and chose to field first. Sharp fielding and accurate bowling from India restricted Pakistan to 282 for 8 wickets in the stipulated 40 overs. Jail was given retired hurt.

On television, the reach of the ICC U19 CWC will be spread across five continents as ICC will continue its long-term partnerships with various broadcast partners including Star Sports (India and the rest of the Indian Sub-continent), Sky Sports (United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland), SuperSport (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa), OSN (Middle East & North Africa). Haryana's Deepak Malik (B3) top-scored with an unbeaten 79 off 71 balls, striking eight boundaries, while Venkatesh (64 off 55 balls) and skipper Ajay Reddy (47 off 34) shared 106 runs for the fourth wicket. However, India won their last match against Sri Lanka, before which their opening game against Australia was called off due to rain.

Pakistan went into the match without five of their key players, Badar Munir, Riassat Khan, Sajid Nawaz, Mohsin Khan and Rashid Khan, who could not get visas in time to travel to UAE.

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Sharing a special message for the cricket fans in Twitter, the India Under-19 team's head coach Dravid said,"The under-19 team is very keen to show you their talent".

"We played four friendly matches in New Zealand and defeated Bangladesh".

India began well in the chase thanks to Malik.

The final of the tournament will be held on January 19 in Sharjah.

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