England v Pakistan, Tri-Nation U-19 Tournament, final, Dubai December 22, 2013

Dominant Pakistan U-19s seal title with 97-run win

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Pakistan Under-19s 247 for 7 (Imam-ul-Haq 51, Ghulam 51, Winslade 3-58) beat England Under-19s 150 (Clarke 43) by 97 runs

Pakistan Under-19s capped a dominant performance in the Tri-Nation Under-19s Tournament with a 97-run win over England Under-19s in the final. The margin of victory reflected Pakistan's dominance in a tournament where they didn't lose a single game.

Sent in to bat, Pakistan lost captain Sami Aslam before he could add to his tournament-topping tally of 287 runs, before Hussain Talat and Imam-ul-Haq put on 51 for the second wicket. Kamran Ghulam - who had taken four wickets in the last match of the league phase - then showed his ability with the bat in a 76-run third-wicket partnership with Imam. Both of them were out for 51, as Pakistan lost a bit of steam through the middle overs, before Saifullah Khan and Zafar Gohar struck quickfire 30s to propel them to 247 for 7. For England, seamer Jack Winslade took three wickets.

England's chase never really got going. Opener Jonathan Tattersall made 32, but wickets kept falling at the other end. They were 95 for 8 in the 30th over before wicketkeeper Joe Clarke put on 55 with Luke Wood to take them to 150. Their last two wickets fell at that score, both to left-arm spinner Gohar, who finished as the tournament's highest wicket-taker with 15 scalps.

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  • SYED on December 23, 2013, 10:02 GMT

    The persistance dominance of India and Pakistan in cricket at the junior level clearly shows the amount of raw talent both these nations have. But what happens afterwards? Lack of training, development and selection fiascos mess it all up. India got away with it with the emergence ofIPL, where these young talents may get a chance to show their skill but what about Pakistan? Firstly they do not have a very good first class structure and secondly and more importantly, nobody can understand the selection criteria! Bilat Bhatti, Anwar Ali, Haris Sohail, Sharjeel Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Sohaib Maqsood, Khurram Manzoor and so on waited for years tp get called up inspite of performing for years in domestic circuit. Additinally, guys like Fawad Alam are sitting outside with a debut test hundred and a hundred against Australia in Australia where even people Like Yousuf and Younus failed! And Usman Shinwari called up for a solotyary perfomrance? I hope someone someday will think a little bit!

  • Android on December 23, 2013, 7:23 GMT

    well played future stars of Pakistan. three or four guys like captain Samo Aslam, kamran Ghulam, Imam URL Haq, Hussain Talat and spinner Zafar Gohar really showed the potential

    Best of luck youngsters

  • Pundit on December 22, 2013, 18:48 GMT

    Well done Pak....don't too carried away, will a he to to,play good cricket to get to final,and beat India. Batters will have to put big runs on board. Good luck.


  • Android on December 22, 2013, 15:53 GMT

    pak and india in u19 final

  • Pushpakumara on December 22, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    congratulations!Pakistan and india are the best under19 teams in the world at the moment.

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