Australia v Pakistan, Tri-nation Under-19 Tournament, Dubai January 16, 2016

Dominant Pakistan U-19 register first win

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Pakistan U-19s 311 (Umar 66, Badar 53, Hatcher 4-67) beat Australia U-19s 202 (Nair 106, Shadab 4-35, Sheikh 4-50) by 109 runs

Pakistan Under-19s notched up their first win of the tri-nation tournament with a convincing 109-run victory against Australia Under-19s in Dubai, as they kept their hopes for a spot in the finals alive. After choosing to bat, Pakistan first posted a total of 311 and then bowled Australia out for 202 in 40.4 overs.

Pakistan's openers - Zeeshan Malik (19) and captain Gauhar Hafeez (36) - put on 63 in 52 balls before both fell in quick succession. Mohammad Umar and Saif Badar both struck fifties, and combined for a 88-run fourth-wicket stand to set up a strong platform. Hasan Khan and Hasan Mohsin provided the acceleration towards the end with brisk cameos, pushing the team over the 300-run mark. Liam Hatcher followed up his five-for in the previous game with four wickets and offspinner Arjun Nair picked up three.

Nair got the chase off to a solid start, but wickets fell regularly around him. He compiled a 89-ball 106, an innings that featured 13 fours and three sixes, but no other batsman scored more than 30. Shadab Khan and Arsal Sheikh claimed four wickets apiece to rip through the middle and lower order as Australia were eventually bowled out in the 41st over.

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  • Abrar on January 19, 2016, 1:25 GMT

    Great team effort boys with bat and ball... Keep up the good work Team Green.

  • ali on January 19, 2016, 0:10 GMT

    Look what pak done vs aus. That's what we do. What a great day u19. Good job. Keep like that .wish you all the best.

  • Craig on January 17, 2016, 2:53 GMT

    Australia are showing some inconsistency with the bat and ball. There are only one or two standouts. Not a team effort. Nair's hundred and three wickets was a class act as was Hatcher's 5 for and 16 year old Jason Sangha's lone hand century on debut. But that is all the joy for the boys in green and gold. Need a win against the Kiwis today.

  • Imran Afzal on January 16, 2016, 19:51 GMT

    As usual Pak players with no profiles. we don't know anything about them, sort of kills scouting for youth talent and trying to track who tomorrow's stars could be. Could I please ask Cricinfo if could you populate this data? Are any of the bowlers 7 feet tall sending down 90mph of heat?

  • Junaid Alam on January 16, 2016, 18:43 GMT

    A promising start beating Aus19 is a great achievement as they would not be the part of WCU19 and a confidence booster too i wish you best of luck for the upcoming event

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