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India U-23 to meet Pakistan in ACC final
Singapore, August 24, 2013
First Published: 01:24 IST(24/8/2013)
Last Updated: 01:26 IST(24/8/2013)

Spinner Akshar Patel did the starturn for India Under-23, as they fought their way back from a tough situation to set up a title clash with Pakistan after a 46-run win over United Arab Emirates in the semifinals of the ACC Emerging Teams Cup, here on Friday.

In what turned out to be another low-scoring match, the Indian colts defended a modest 208 as the opposition folded for 162 runs in 48.3 overs. Left-arm spinner Patel (19) snared three wickets for three runs in as many overs to trigger a collapse that saw UAE folding up for 162 after being comfortably placed at 97 for one at one stage.

Brief scores: India U-23 208 all-out in 49.5 overs (Juneja 76; Aziz 5/51) beat UAE 162 all-out in 48.3 overs (Anwar 44; Patel 4/29) by 46 runs.

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