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Pakistan take unbeatable lead in Youth ODIs

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The Pakistan Under-19s cricket team took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the five-match Youth One-day International series, when they comfortably beat England Under-19s in the third match by 36 runs, here at the County Ground on Monday.

After being bowled out for a score of 235 runs in their full quota of 50 overs, having elected to bat first, Pakistan dismissed the hosts for a modest 199 and won with as many as four overs to spare.

England captain Rory Hamilton-Brown, with figures of 6-51 in 10 overs of off-spin, kept the visiting Pakistan team in check after the third-wicket partnership had produced an invaluable 123 runs.

The left-handed Umar Amin top-scored with 88 runs, in just over two hours off 121 balls with eight fours and a six. Usman Salahuddin assisted him ably with a knock of 63 that came off 80 balls and included three sixes.

Left-arm pace bowler Mohammad Aamer, just 15 and having great success on this England tour, captured 4-30 in eight overs to put the home team in trouble. Another star for the Pakistan team was Karachi’s all-rounder Ahmed Iqbal. Top-scorer with 40 runs in his team’s one-wicket win in the second ODI at Shenley last Friday, the right-handed batsman held the lower order together with an unbeaten 21 off only 22 balls.

Pakistan lost their last seven wickets with only 43 runs added though. Ahmed Iqbal later took two wickets with his left-arm spin to take his team nearer victory. The tourists now play their last two Youth ODIs both at Grace Road, Leicester, on Wednesday and Thursday.

Pakistan Under-19s won toss

Pakistan Under-19s

Ahmed Shahzad lbw b Meaker 1

Shan Masood c B C Brown b Woakes 23

Umar Amin st B C Brown b Hamilton-Brown 88

Usman Salahuddin c Wakely b Hamilton-Brown 63

†Ali Asad c & b Hamilton-Brown 3

Ahmed Iqbal not out 21

*Imad Wasim b Woakes 15

Mohammad Rameez c Westley b Hamilton-Brown 2

Kamran Hussain run out 2

Mohammad Aamer c Meaker b Hamilton-Brown 1

Junaid Khan c Lyth b Hamilton-Brown 0

Extras (lb2, w8, nb6) 16

Total (all out, 50 overs) 235

Fall: 1-15, 2-61, 3-184, 4-192, 5-195, 6-218, 7-221, 8-228, 9-233

Bowling: Miller 5-0-27-0 (5nb); Meaker 5-0-21-1 (4w); Woakes 10-2-31-2 (1w); Dawson 10-0-58-0; Westley 10-0-45-0 (1w); Hamilton-Brown 10-0-51-6 (1w)

England Under-19s

B A Godleman b Rameez 28

K R Brown c Ali Asad b Aamer 5

A G Wakely run out 7

A Lyth lbw b Aamer 1

*R J Hamilton-Brown run out 33

T Westley c Ali Asad b Ahmed Iqbal 24

†B C Brown c Rameez b Ahmed Iqbal 17

L A Dawson c Usman b Aamer 24

C R Woakes c Rameez b Imad 32

S C Meaker b Aamer 1

A S Miller not out 8

Extras (b1, lb8, w10) 19

Total (all out, 46 overs) 199

Fall: 1-20, 2-43, 3-44, 4-53, 5-113, 6-115, 7-148, 8-167, 9-180

Bowling: Mohammad Aamer 8-0-30-4 (1w); Mohammad Rameez 8-1-39-1 (3w); Junaid Khan 3-0-12-0 (1w); Imad Wasim 9-0-41-1 (2w); Kamran Hussain 10-0-35-0; Ahmed Iqbal 6-0-18-2 (1w); Ahmed Shahzad 2-0-15-0

Result: Pakistan Under-19s won by 36 runs

Series: Pakistan Under-19s lead the 5-match Youth ODI series 2-0

Umpires: N G C Cowley and N A Mallender

Previous matches: August 15 1st Youth ODI Shenley, match abandoned due to rain. August 17 2nd Youth ODI Shenley, Pakistan Under-19s won by 1 wicket

Remaining matches: Wednesday (tomorrow) 4th Youth ODI, Leicester. August 23 5th Youth ODI, Leicester

Source:Cricket News

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