Peerless Pakistan finish in style
Pakistan Under-19s continued their Tri-series dominance by easing to a crushing 97-run victory over England in the final.
Sami Aslam’s side have been perfect in the competition thus far and ultimately ended with a 100% record following today’s triumph in Dubai.
Having totalled 247 for seven after being asked to bat, Pakistan dismissed England for just 150 to seal a comprehensive success.
The tourists had made a dream start as Luke Wood castled Aslam with the fifth delivery of the match.
However, Hussain Talat steadied the ship with 29 before Imam-ul-Haq and Kamran Ghulam put Pakistan in a solid position with 51 apiece.
That ultimately laid the platform for a fine Zafar Gohar cameo, his 21-delivery 32 providing the necessary late acceleration.
Jack Winslade was the pick of England’s bowlers, grabbing three wickets to restrict Pakistan impressively.
His efforts, though, ultimately proved in vain as Will Rhodes’ men failed to get going in reply.
Jonathan Tattersall threatened a significant innings yet, at the point of his departure for 32, England were 56 for four.
The slump continued thereafter, although Joe Clarke and Luke Wood provided hope from the unlikely position of 95 for eight.
The former struck a fine 40 and the latter 24 not out, yet their efforts ultimately proved futile.
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