Bangladesh v Pakistan, Under-19 tri-nation series, Market Harborough August 9, 2013

Aslam century leads Pakistan to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan Under-19s 196-2 (Aslam 120*) beat Bangladesh Under-19s 192 (Jashimuddin 50, Zia-ul-Haq 3-27) by 8 wickets
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Captain Sami Aslam almost single-handedly set up Pakistan Under-19s' eight-wicket win over Bangladesh Under-19s in the triangular series at Market Harborough. His unbeaten century led his side to their second win in the tournament and put them at the top of the points table.

Chasing 193 to win, Pakistan got off to a solid start, with Aslam and Imran Butt adding 107 for the first wicket. The game was all but decided by the time Bangladesh ran out Butt in the 29th over. Imam-ul-Haq was the other batsman dismissed, caught and bowled by offspinner Mehedy Hasan, but Aslam remained steady at the other end, his 120 off 142 balls, with 17 fours and a six, spanning the entire Pakistan chase. He added an undefeated 58-run stand with Hussain Talat to secure the match and as in the two previous partnerships, Aslam dominated this one too.

After Bangladesh were invited to bat, left-arm seamer Zia-ul-Haq gave Pakistan the first breakthrough with the wicket of Shahriar Sumon in the fifth over. He added two more to his final tally to end up with three for 27, while Mohammad Aftab and left-arm spinner Kamran Ghulam chipped in with two wickets each. Wicketkeeper Jashimuddin top-scored for Bangladesh, his 50 off 67 balls, featuring five fours. He put on Bangladesh's only fifty-plus partnership with Sadman Islam, who toiled for two hours to make 46 and was run out.

The two sides play the next game of the Under-19 tri-series on Sunday at Kibworth.

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  • Bang on August 10, 2013, 14:51 GMT

    Bangladesh youngsters congratulations! You now need to learn how to keep the screw on when the opponent team is under pressure. Go Young Tigers, GO!

  • Android on August 10, 2013, 0:56 GMT

    good preformance from our youngsters. a couple of the young pakistab players need to brake into the team n play confidently so they will remain their. they need abdul razak back because hez a gud all rounder. also umar akmal needz to come in at numba 3 coz were slow on scorin runz in limited formats of the game n umar akmal can boost that. startin 11: 1-jamshed 2-shezad 3- umar akmal 4- misbah 5- afridi 6- hafeez 7- razack n so on

  • Qaasim on August 10, 2013, 0:06 GMT

    Another fantastic performance by the youngsters. Sami played a top knock and led from the front. Imran Butt should look to score quicker. Imam ul haq is a fantastic batsman who in chase of quick runs lost his wicket. Husnain Talat is a very good allrounder who provides some fireworks to the innings and is capable of bowling 10 quiet overs and pick up a wicket here and there.

    Bowling looks to be in good shape but one problem I see is indiscipline (meaning we give to many extras) I hope they sort this problem out quickly so in future we will see less and less extras.

    Shayan Janghair for Saud Sakeel and would have put in Irfanullah Shah and Awais Munir. But still a very good squad.

    But great performance well done !!!!! Please Pcb watch out for these boys and organise more tours for them ... !!!!

  • Avais on August 9, 2013, 23:36 GMT

    Two of these under 19 players from Pakistan are ready to be upgraded to the next level, Pakistan A side. Sami Alam and Zia-ul-Haq. I won;t be surprised if we found 1 or 2 more by the end of next 19 world cup. Sami was in great form prior to the previous under 19 WC but could not maintain the form in the WC. Now he has to show he has matured enough to put up a good show in the coming WC. Zia-ul-Haq has been handled well. I am glad he was not thrown into higher grade pre-maturelly. But now he is ready for A team and I'm sure will be ready to accompany Amer once he finished his ban in the national side.

  • Android on August 9, 2013, 22:38 GMT

    You sometimes wonder when the young guns of Pakistan will get their chance? With the struggling batting order of Pakistan, it should be clear by now that we need some fresh blood in the openers slot and drop Hafeez from ODI's and only have him in T20 and possibly tests. Best of luck to players from both sides, as I hope these talented lads will get to play for their countries. Eid Mubarak...stay blessed:)

  • Saeed on August 9, 2013, 22:04 GMT

    Sami Aslam 120* is really a positive sign for Pakistan under 19 . 192 was not as much big target pakistan but pakistan chase it very well . Congratulations to Pakistan under 19 team .

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