England U-19 v Pakistan U-19, 2nd Test, Derby, 2nd day August 11, 2007

England poised to gain sizable lead

Cricinfo staff

Pakistan Under-19 216 for 8 (Asad 87) trail England Under-19 332 by 116 runs

England Under-19 were poised to gain a sizable first-innings lead against Pakistan Under-19 on the second day at Derby. England added 46 runs for the last wicket to extend their total to 332 before their bowlers reduced Pakistan to 216 for 8, trailing by 116 runs. Ali Asad top-scored with 89 but received no support from any of the other batsmen.

At one stage it looked like Pakistan were going to struggle reach 200 after they had lost four top-order wickets for 41 runs. Glamorgan swing bowler James Harris trapped Pakistan's openers, Ahmed Shahzad and Shan Masood, leg before and Pakistan quickly lost Umar Amin and Usman Salahuddin for 9 and 11.

Asad averted a drastic collapse by adding 66 for the fifth wicket with Taimur Ali and another 63 with Imad Wasim. Rory Hamilton-Brown broke the sixth-wicket stand by trapping Wasim lbw, and Asad, after batting for 200 minutes with nine fours and two sixes, was stumped off left-arm spinner Laim Dawson to leave Pakistan on 190 for 7. Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Rameez stuck it out and took Pakistan to 216 for 8 at stumps.

England had begun the day on 290 for 9 and Chris Woakes and No. 11 Steven Finn frustrated Pakistan by adding 42 runs during the morning. Woakes remained unbeaten on 49 after Finn was finally dismissed after hanging around for 79 balls.