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Pakistan Under-19s begin with victory

Pakistan opened the Under-19 Tri-series with a comfortable 26-run victory over the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.

Half-centuries from captain Sami Aslam and Imam-ul-Haq plus a 42-ball 47 from Hussain Talat helped Pakistan compile 253 for seven having been asked to bat.

And despite Shivank Vijayakumar’s 51 and a late, rapid 32 from Pankaj Prakash, the hosts could only muster 227 for eight.

England begin their campaign tomorrow as they face the UAE, with the game getting under way 5:30am GMT.