England U-19 v Pakistan U-19, 2nd Test, Derby, 3rd day August 12, 2007

Pakistan fight back to set up intriguing finish

Cricinfo staff

Pakistan Under-19 219 and 102 for 2 need another 240 runs to beat England Under-19 332 and 228 (Lyth 66, Dawson 58)

The second Under-19 Test between England and Pakistan was headed for an intriguing final day with both sides in with a chance of victory at Derby. England dismissed Pakistan for 218 to gain a first-innings lead of 113 after which they were all out for 228, setting Pakistan a sizable target of 341. Pakistan ended the day on 102 for 2, needing another 240 runs to win with eight wickets in hand.

Pakistan's bowlers got stuck into England's top-order. Mohammad Aamer dismissed Billy Godleman, who hit a century in the first innings, lbw for a duck in the first over. Pakistan continued to chip away and England were in deep trouble at 106 for 6, with an overall lead of 219, before Adam Lyth and Liam Dawson salvaged the innings with half-centuries.

Lyth scored 66 off 142 balls and added 50 runs for the seventh wicket with Dawson before he was caught by Umar Amin off Azhar Attari. Dawson added 51 more with Chris Woakes for the eighth wicket but the innings folded quickly for 228 after he was caught and bowled for 58 by Mohammad Rameez. England's overall lead of 341 was substantial but Pakistan had done well to restrict them.

Pakistan's openers, Shan Masood and Ahmed Shazad, gave them a solid start to their chase by adding 64 for the first wicket. Dawson followed up his impressive batting performance by dismissing Masood for 34 and quickly added Umar Amin to his wickets tally to leave Pakistan on 84 for 2. Shazad, batting on 45, and Taimur Ali took Pakistan to 102 at stumps and set up a gripping final day.