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India, Pak colts share Asia Cup
Agencies
Kuala Lumpur, July 01, 2012
First Published: 23:29 IST(1/7/2012)
Last Updated: 23:32 IST(1/7/2012)

India and Pakistan will share the u-19 Asia Cup trophy as the final between the two finished in a thrilling tie here on Sunday. Chasing an imposing 282-run total set by Pakistan, India managed to tie the scores before running out of overs.

India needed seven runs off the last over, but lost captain Unmukt Chand (121) on the fourth ball before Rush Kalaria slammed a boundary to level the scores.

Earlier, India got off to a poor start, losing opener Manan Vohra in the fifth over. Unmukt and Baba Aparajith (90),

however, shared a 175-run partnership for the second wicket to put India on the road to victory. Brief scores: Pakistan 282 for 9 (Aslam 134, Kalaria 5-37); India 282 for 8 (Chand 121, Aparajith 90, Nawaz 3-45)

Hafeez misses out, rain hits Pak hopes
Colombo: Azhar Ali smashed 157 and Mohammad Hafeez narrowly missed a double century but wet weather dampened Pakistan's hopes of forcing a result over hosts Sri Lanka in the second Test. Hafeez fell for 196, missing a maiden double ton, as the tourists moved from overnight 334-1 to 488-4 on a rain-hit second day.

Brief scores: Pakistan 488 for 4 (Hafeez 196, Ali 157, Herath 2-143)

Nixon reveals fixing approach by bookie
London: Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon has revealed that an unnamed Indian businessman had approached him to fix one of County Twenty20 matches in 2010 with a mind boggling offer of £5 million (USD 8 million). Nixon, in his autobiography, wrote that he came to know the intent of the man when he was told, "A lot of people have made a lot of money in India. And you could make a lot of money in England also."


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