England U-19 v Pakistan U-19, 1st Test, Scarborough, 2nd day August 5, 2007

Spinners put England in control

Cricinfo staff

Pakistan Under-19 214 (Amin 113, Westley 4-49, Dawson 4-50) and 17 for 0 trail England Under-19 532 (Lyth 122, Wakely 112, Wright 105) by 301 runs
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Tom Westley enjoys one of his four wickets as Pakistan collapse © Getty Images
England Under-19 took a huge stride towards claiming the first Test against Pakistan after making them follow-on at Scarborough. The spin duo of Tom Westley and Liam Dawson claimed Pakistan's last eight wickets for 80 with only Umar Amin's century offering major resistance.

The England batsmen continued their strong start from the opening day with Adam Lyth and Ben Wright joining Alex Wakely with centuries and the pair added 228 for the third wicket. Lyth's ton came off 109 balls, while Wright was more sedate taking 176.

From 429 for 2, England's innings fell away with their last eight wickets adding 103 as Pakistan's bowlers finally made an impression on a flat pitch. Mohammad Aamer closed the innings in a hurry with three quick wickets.

But any thoughts Pakistan had of making use of friendly batting conditions took an early blow when James Harris removed Ahmed Shahzad second ball. Amin settled in to play the anchor role and formed the best stand of the innings - 91 - alongside Taimur Ali (41) before Westley made the breakthrough with his offspin as Ali offered a return catch.

Further resistance was virtually non-existent while Dawson and Westley wheeled away to impressive effect. The England players had expected their seamers to do more damage than Pakistan's, but spin was the trump card. Amin was the last-man out, trapped in front by Westley, and although Pakistan survived seven overs in the follow-on a long battle lies ahead.

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