Pakistan v Afghanistan, 3rd Under-19 ODI, Lahore January 24, 2014

Fareed seven-for destroys Pakistan U-19s

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan Under-19s 266 for 5 (Shaidi 100*, Ghani 52) beat Pakistan Under-19s 52 (Fareed 7-21) by 214 runs

Fareed Ahmad ran through Pakistan Under-19s' batting to finish with figures of 7 for 21 as Afghanistan Under-19s won the third and final one-dayer at the Gaddafi Stadium by 214 runs. Having scored 266 for 5 in their 45 overs thanks to a century from Hashmatullah Shaidi, Afghanistan bowled Pakistan out for 52.

Left-arm seamer Fareed struck three times in his first over to dismiss Sami Aslam, Mohammad Umair and Imam-ul-Haq, getting all of them caught behind. Pakistan, at that stage, were 3 for 2. Fareed went wicketless in his second over, but left Pakistan in complete disarray with two wickets each in his third and fourth overs.

Left-arm spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf came on and dashed Fareed's hopes of a ten-for, trapping Karamat Ali lbw in the 11th over to have Pakistan 22 for 8. Fareed then bowled one more over before Afghanistan captain Nasir Ahmadzai took him out of the attack. The ninth-wicket pair of Ameer Hamza and Salman Saeed then put on 22, the highest partnership of Pakistan's innings, before left-arm spinner Zia-ur-Rehman had Hamza lbw for 13.

Pakistan's last-wicket pair ensured their team would not fall short of 50, but that was to be their only consolation, as Zia bowled Salman for 12 to wrap up the innings in 17.5 overs.

Sent in to bat, Afghanistan made a strong start, with Usman Ghani and Ihsanullah putting on 77 for the first wicket in 13.1 overs. Pakistan dismissed both openers within 20 runs of each other, before Shaidi and Younas Ahmadzai added 70 for the third wicket. Shaidi then shared stands of 64 with captain Nasir Ahmadzai and 35 off 16 balls with Ashraf, who was out off the last ball of Afghanistan's innings. Shaidi finished on an unbeaten 100 off 85 balls, with eight fours and four sixes.

Pakistan, who had won the first two one-dayers, took the series 2-1.

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  • atul on January 29, 2014, 12:48 GMT

    Congrats to Afghanistan for winning the match so emphatically, that too so near the under-19 world cup, that too in Pakistan.

    I have no doubts that at present Afghanistan team is much better then Bangladesh and a time will come when they will rub shoulders with India,Pakistan & SriLanka.

    Good Luck to them

  • Android on January 27, 2014, 13:59 GMT

    I agree with you @Mr. Khalil tajek *well said*

  • Dummy4 on January 26, 2014, 20:42 GMT

    We have a probe that say snitch them before they snitch you as we Afghans should claim that until attack reviver is our territory and we should claim for all the players whom are belong to Pashtonkhwa and playing for the Pakistan team Congratulation to all Afghans it was just fantastic

  • Dummy4 on January 26, 2014, 14:14 GMT

    Hello,just wanna say thank all of you for your great comments,I just would like the Afghan team to keep improving and play more test matches.i am very proud of you boys great job. Keep it up

  • Dummy4 on January 25, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    Every single game should be a training session the player should learn from their faults and work on their weak points, i consider that Afghanistan is having problem against spin because they were playing the spinners against the spin which 70% cause a chance of wicket, but they played really well and was a good tournament a head of the World cup for then hope they could create more upsets in the upcoming under 19 world cup.

  • Dummy4 on January 25, 2014, 17:48 GMT

    Brilliant performance young players. GO GO AGHANISTAN

  • Akbar on January 25, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    It was really a great match! I couldn't believe my eyes, when the wickets were falling one after the other. I think Pakistan should be happy to make at least over 50 runs, because it looked really wiered! And pakistan should be also happy to have won the second OD by just 17 runs. Otherwise the serie would have went to Afghania!

    It´s good that the Afghan U19 and National teams get at least some kind of exposure to test playing nations. But I am more worried about the Afghan U23 players, who are to old for U19 and they haven't or haven't got enough chance to the National team yet. Who also need to be exposed to the test playing nations standard!

    So, I request on behalve of all Afghan Cricket Fans (ACF) from ICC, ACC and test playing nations to provide Afghan U19, Afghan U23 and National teams with support in every field needed, but do it only for the sake of the game of Cricket! Just and only Cricket!

  • Dummy4 on January 25, 2014, 16:34 GMT

    well done team #Afghanistan #Pakistan won the series and #Afghanistan won the hearts

    wishing u many more success in future. all the best.

  • Dummy4 on January 25, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    this was true spirit of Afghans

  • Dummy4 on January 25, 2014, 5:12 GMT

    congratulation to All Afghanistan! Afghanistan U19 Played well, they have ability to defeat more world's strong cricket teames. ICC must give more chances to Afghanistan Cricket teams (National & U19) to play with full member teams and increase more ability.

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