Lahore - India survived Pakistani scare in the quarterfinals of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup and defeated arch-rivals by one wicket to meet New Zealand in the semi-finals to be played today.

At one stage Indian were well on way to victory and placed at 100/5 and required 37 runs more runs for victory in 15 overs. But superb spells from fast bowlers Azizullah and Zia-ul-Haq as they shared four wickets between them and pushed India to 115 for 9. They kept alive Pakistani victory hopes but after finishing their quotas Pakistan spinners failed to deliver for Pakistan and India last pair take match away from their reach and registered one wicket thrilling victory and achieve the target two overs earlier.

Earlier, Pakistani batted first were well on way to score 200 plus runs as they placed at 55 for 2 but they lost their 7 wickets for just around 40 runs and were tottering at 100 for 9 runs. But some lusty hitting from pacer Ehsan Adil took Pakistan total to 136 all out. He scored 35 runs while Babar Azam (50) was the other notable scorer from Pakistan.

Pakistani middle order batsmen totally failed in the event as no batsmen tried to stay at the crease in this crucial match against Pakistan. Though Pakistani pacer took some crucial wickets at later stage but they failed to pull out surprise defeat.

Two-time champions Pakistan are heading for their worst finish in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup after a 16-run loss to the West Indies at Endeavour Park here Wednesday.

Chasing a modest 183-run target, Pakistan collapsed from 71 for two to 166 all out in 48.3 overs. The defeat means Pakistan will play Bangladesh Friday in the seventh-eighth position play-off, while the West Indies will take on England for the fifth-sixth positions.

Pakistan, the only side so far to win back-to-back titles (in 2004 and 2006), had not previously finished below fourth. They finished fourth in 1998 in South Africa, lost in the semi-finals in 2000 and 2008, and appeared in the finals of the 1988 and 2010 events.

For the West Indies, Wednesday's win was sweet revenge for their defeat in the semi-finals of the 2010 event in Lincoln, New Zealand, where Pakistan won by four wickets.

Pakistan was on way to win the match when left-arm fast bowler Mir Hamza took three for 44 and wrist spinner Usman Qadir bagged two for 22 to dismiss the West Indies for 182. For the West Indies, Test opener and captain Kraigg Brathwaite was the top scorer with 39 while Stephen Katwatoo scored 35.

In turn, West Indies' fast bowlers Derone Davis and Jerome Jones shared five wickets between them as Pakistan lost their last eight wickets for 95 runs. Pakistan were eventually bowled out for 166 in 48.3 overs.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka  Sandun Weerkkody stroked a superb century and right-arm fast bowler Lahiru Madushanka recorded the tournament's best bowling figures to help their side defeat Ireland in a Plate Championship play-off match.

Weerkkody hit an unbeaten 112 to help Sri Lanka score 258 all out before Madushanka returned figures of 7.5-0-24-6 as Ireland were dismissed for 149 in under 38 overs.

Sri Lanka will now take on Afghanistan Friday in the Plate Championship final, which will also decide ninth and 10th positions, at the Allan Border Field, while Ireland will play European rivals Scotland for the 11th-12th positions, also Friday at WEP Harris Oval.