England ousted defending champions India by registering a narrow three-wicket win in the ICC U-19 World Cup quarter-finals match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Follow all the highlights here:
# Will Rhodes, England captain: I was nervous all through but we held on. We did well with the new ball and kept them to a low total and chased it down. It's been a fantastic tournament for us.
# Vijay Zol, Indian skipper: We are disappointed not to make it to the final. We had a good team to win the tournament but I want to congratulate England.
# All over! England have held on to their nerves and beaten defending champions India by 3 wickets to reach the semi-final of the U-19 World Cup.
# England now reach 206/7, need 16 runs off 17 balls.
# WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav strikes once more! He gets rid of Joe Clarke. England 199/7, need 23 runs to win from 27 balls.
# WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav strikes again! He cleans up England skipper Will Rhodes with a peach-of-a-deliveries. England 148/6, chasing 222.
# WICKET! Big, big strike for India here! Kuldeep Yadav has sent back half-centurion Ben Duckett for 61, caught by Vijay Zol at short cover. England 138/5 in 29.5 overs, in chase of 222.
# Second consecutive fifty for Ben Duckett. It has come off 55 balls.
# WICKET! Aamir Gani strikes for India! Ed Bernard is gone, caught in the deep by Sanju Samson. England 117/4 in 25.5 overs, chasing 222.
# 50-run partnership! Ben Duckett and Ed Bernard have now added 50 runs for the fourth wicket. India in desperate need of a wicket. 100 also comes up. England 110/3 in 21.3 overs, chasing 222.
#WICKET! Jonathan Tattersall is out for 23 as Deepak Hooda strikes in his first over. England 41/3 after 11 overs, chasing 222.
#WICKET! Ryan Higgins falls to Chama Milind for 1. England 36 for 2 after 9 overs, chasing 222.
#WICKET! Harry Finch is out, LBW to Monu Kumar, who hurries him on to the back foot and traps him in front. England 30/1 (7.2 overs)
# Jonathan Tattersall hits Milind for back-to-back fours in the fifth over. England 21/0 after 5 overs.
# India new ball bowlers are left-arm medium pacer Chama Milind and right-armer Monu Kumar. Jonathan Tattersall and Harry FInch to open for England.
Deepak Hooda top scored with 68, Sarfaraz Khan (in pic: right) fought bravely in his unbeaten 46-ball 52 and skipper Vijay Zol played a responsible knock of 48. Matthew Fisher the best bowler for England with figures of 3 for 55.
# Two fours off the last two balls by Sarfaraz Khan take India to 221/8 in their 50 overs.
# 200 comes up for India in 48.2 overs.
#WICKET! Yadav is run out for 16. India 197/8 (48 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav, the left-arm chinaman bowler is using the long handle to good effect with the bat, hitting two fours off wrecker-in-chief Matthew Fisher. India 177/7 after 45 overs.
#WICKET! Aamir Gani is out for 7, caught by Rob Sayer off Ryan Higgins. India 162/7 after 44 overs.
#WICKET!Deepak Hooda's knock comes to an end via run out. Sarfaraz calls him for an unlikely quick single and a direct hit from backward point does the trick. Hooda made 68 from 99 balls.
# Fifty for Deepak Hooda, who reaches half-century in 82 balls. India upping the ante here despite losing half their side. Young Sarfaraz Khan is the new batsman. India 135/5 after 38 overs.
#HUGE WICKET! Vijay Zol has to take the long walk back as he is out caught by Ben Duckett to spinner Rob Sayer. India 111/5 (32.5 overs). India skipper Zol made 48 from 85 balls.
# The two batsmen looking to attack more now, scoring 20 runs in the last two overs. India 100/4 (30.1 overs)
# Vijay Zol and Deepak Hooda bring up 50-run stand, in 18 overs. India 74/4 after 26.1 overs.
# 50 comes up for India, in 21 overs. Vijay Zol on 21, Deepak Hooda on 14. India 50/4
# It has been slow going by skipper Vijay Zol and Hooda - their partnership of 20 has come in 9.5 overs. After 18 overs, India 44/4.
# Deepak Hooda, known more for his fast bowling, has been promoted up the order to bat at 6.
#WICKET! Another player out caught behind the wicket, Ricky Bhui caught by Ben Duckett off Matthew Fisher, who now has three wickets. India 26/4 after 9 overs.
# First four of the Indian innings as Vijay Zol leans into a drive and hits it through extra cover. India 19/3 after 7 overs.
# Hat-trick averted by new batsman right-hander Ricky Bhui. India 9/3 after 3 overs.
#WICKET! Sanju Samson is out first ball, edges a ball that was just twirling away, caught at first slip. India 8/3 after 2.5 overs. Matthew Fisher on a hat-trick.
#WICKET! Akhil Herwadkar edges and keeper Clarke takes another catch. Matthew Fisher the bowler this time. India 8/2 after 2.4 overs.
#WICKET! Ankush Bains is out, caught by keeper Joe Clarke off Jack Winslade. Bains made 3. India 7/1 after 2 overs.
# India skipper Vijay Zol has won the toss and India will bat in this knockout game.
# The toss has been delayed due to inclement weather. Conditions have been foggy since morning and the outfield is wet. Match which was scheduled to start at 11AM (IST) is now likely to be delayed by half an hour.
Having won all their group stage matches convincingly, defending champions India will have a slight edge when they lock horns with England in the quarterfinals of the Under-19 World Cup on Saturday.
In-form India had notched up a mammoth 245-run win over Papua New Guinea in their last round-robin match to top group A and having posted 300-plus runs on a difficult batting wicket, the Vijay Zol-captained side will fancy its chances. India's victory margin was the seventh-biggest in the history of youth ODIs.
England, though, will not be an easy meat as they also have proven players in their ranks, who have impressed in the tournament. As far as England are concerned, they registered big wins against New Zealand (by 115 runs) and UAE (by 213 runs). Their only blip has been the narrow one-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka.
Jonathon Tattersall with 136 runs, Ryan Higgins with 108 runs and opener Harry Finch with 103 runs have done most of the scoring for England, while Matthew Fish, Will Rhodes and off-spinner Rob Sayer have taken five wickets apiece.
India, except for the match against Scotland where they slipped to 22/5 while chasing 89 for victory, have showed good touch while defeating Pakistan by 40 runs and then thumping Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 245 runs in pool matches.
In contrast, England lost a tight match to Sri Lanka by a wicket, but bounced back to defeat New Zealand by 115 runs after beating hosts United Arab Emirates by 213 runs.
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India: Vijay Zol (Captain), Ankush Bains, Ricky Bhui, Aamir Gani, Akhil Herwadkar, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Karan Kaila, Avesh Khan, Sarfaraz Khan, Monu Kumar, Chama Milind, Sanju Samson, Atit Sheth and Kuldeep Yadav
England: Will Rhodes (Captain), Ed Barnard, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Harry Finch, Matthew Fisher, Miles Hammond, Ryan Higgins, Rob Jones, Rob Sayer, Josh Shaw, Dominic Sibley, Jonathan Tattersall, Jack Winslade and Luke Wood.