The turning point of the game was the eight wicket partnership between Zafar Gohar and Amad Butt who put on 63 runs to help Pakistan reach the finals.

Zafar scored an priceless 37 not out and Amad chipped in with 26 not out as Pakistan returned from 142 for seven in pursuit of a 205-run target to achieve a terrific victory with five balls to spare.
   
Pakistan, winner in 2004 and 2006, had needed 36 from the last five overs, then 12 runs off 12 balls and finally four runs off the last over.
    
In Saturday's final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Pakistan will face the winner of Wednesday's second semi-final between Australia and South Africa.

While the victory has kept Pakistan on course for its third ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title, it was a heart-breaking result for England which had come agonising close to its first final since winning the title in 1998.

(Agencies)

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