U-19 World Cup: Pakistan thrash Sri Lanka by 121 runs to reach semis

Skipper Sami Aslam (95) and Imam-ul-Haq (82) added 177 runs for the opening stand in Pakistan's massive victory over Sri Lanka in the quarterfinal. Pakistan now face England in the semis.

updated: February 23, 2014 00:40 IST
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Dubai: Pakistan produced a clinical performance to defeat Sri Lanka by 121 runs after captain Sami Aslam and Imam-ul-Haq produced their third opening wicket century partnership in four matches. (U-19 World Cup: England beat India by 3 wickets, enter semis)

Sami scored 95 and Imam contributed 82 as the two left-handers put on 177 runs for the first wicket in 37 overs. It was Sami's third half-century in four matches, which has taken his tournament tally of runs to 224, while Imam got his third half-century besides a century to strengthen his position at the top of leading run-getters with 342 runs.

Kamran Ghulam then belted four fours and two sixes in a 44-ball 52 as Pakistan scored 279 for nine in 50 overs.

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