Spirited England show India exit door

DUBAI: Defending champions India were knocked out of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in the quarterfinal by England at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Electing to bat, India posted 221/8 in their 50 overs which was chased down by the English side with five balls and three wickets to spare.
India were reeling at 24/4 in the ninth over when skipper Vijay Zol (48) played a patient 85-ball knock to take his side to safety.
The defending champions kept losing more wickets but top scorer Deepak Hooda (68) and a late surge by Sarfaraz Khan, who remained unbeaten on 52, helped India reach a respectable 200-par total.
English pacer Matthew Fisher clinched three wickets in his quota of 10 overs while Jack Winslade, Rob Sayer and Ryan Higgins took a wicket apiece.
BRIEF SCORES: England Under-19s 222 for 7 (Duckett 61, Kuldeep 3-46) beat India Under-19s 221 for 8 (Hooda 68, Sarfaraz 52*, Fisher 3-55) by three wickets.

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