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January 12, 2012
Pakistan U-19 265 for 9 (Babar 85, Waheed 63, Jongwe 3-46) beat Zimbabwe U-19 136 (Masasire 54, Zia 3-16) by 129 runs
Zimbabwe Under-19 sank to their second successive drubbing in the tri-series, losing to Pakistan by 129 runs in Somerset West.
Batting first, Pakistan were steered towards a formidable total by their captain Babar Azam who made 85. Umar Waheed contributed a quick 63 off 49 balls in the middle overs to keep up the momentum, as Pakistan surged to 265 for 9. They could have finished with even more, but for Luke Jongwe's restrictive and incisive spell of 3 for 46.
Zimbabwe's chase began in solid, if somewhat sluggish fashion, with the openers adding 43 in 16.1 overs. Thereafter, the wheels gradually came off, with opening bowler Zia-ul-Haq taking three wickets, and Usman Qadir chipping in with two. Luke Masasire finished with a half-century, but no one else went past 22 as Zimbabwe subsided to 136 all out in the 37th over.
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