England Under-19s v Pakistan Under-19s, Tri-Nation Tournament, Derby August 16, 2013

Gohar the difference in narrow win

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Pakistan Under-19s 227 for 8 (Hasan Raza 71, Imam-ul-Haq 64, Winslade 3-37) beat England Under-19s 223 for 6 (Higgins 54, Tattersall 53, Gohar 3-24) by four runs
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Pakistan maintained their unbeaten record in the competition but were pushed all the way by England in the final group match at Derby. Set 228 to win, England looked on course for victory but they faltered late in the innings to fall four runs short.

Zafar Gohar did the damage with the ball for Pakistan on a wicket which assisted the spinners. His three wickets came at important times as England failed to find the innings to take them through the victory. Gohar's wickets included Harry Finch after a half-century and then out-foxing Ryan Higgins in the penultimate over which cost just one run. Higgins looked to be taking England home but the dismissal left 11 needed from the final over and Zia-ul-Haq kept his cool.

Pakistan had chosen to bat first and posted a competitive total largely thanks to a partnership of 124 for the fourth wicket between Hasan Rasan and Iman-ul-Haq. In reply England added their own century partnership as Jonathan Tattersall and Finch raised 111 for the first wicket. But despite the top three making half-centuries they failed to get over the line.

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  • on August 17, 2013, 6:38 GMT

    The Most imprssive thing in this tour for me was that in Every single match a different youngsters stood up and won the match for the team In this match it waz Zafar Gohar in earlier matches captain Sami Kamran Ghulam Imam ul haq Hussain talat and every body chipped in played their role but one guy Took them home this is the most pleasing part For me N these two left arms Zafar n Ghulam are really talented all rounders Now its up to PCB to look after these kids and make sure they play quality cricket for pakistan n they should arrange more n more u19 tours for the kids !!!

  • Chaudry_Cricket on August 17, 2013, 5:58 GMT

    Amazing victory from the boys again only this time they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Fantastic bowling kept pressure throughout the england innings. But what an amazing over from Zafar Gohar this kid had a beatiful seam position and was revving the ball amazingly well and had good pace and not to mention he extracted spin from the pitch fantastically well. Zia ul haq was very impressive unluky not to have got any wickets defo deserved 2 he is quicker than Aftab and bowled up to 86MPH. Aftabs first spell was good but his second spell was wayward he needs to have more control over his bowling otherwise he wont play intl cricket because of his lack of control. Batting first on this pitch was going to be difficult but was seriously impressed by imam and hassan because they grinded and the accelerated through the innings. But our fielding was rubbish to say the least we gave at least 20 runs through misfields not to mention some dropped catches. Running between wickets nee

  • on August 17, 2013, 7:47 GMT

    Last two overs of the match were one of best I've seen in a long while in a televised match. Do my eyes deceive me or does Zafar Gohar get more spin than Swann?! I predict a very bright future for this youngster. His post-match interview with Bob Willis was just like his performance in the match; SIMPLY PEERLESS! Very well done Pakistan.

  • on August 17, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    i was following the match on my cell phone, last night by cricinfo, and it seemed like an easy win for England. but what an over it was by Gohar which cost just a run for two wickets. it is satisfactory that the future of Pakistan cricket is in safe hands. Best of luck Pakistan for the final.

  • on August 17, 2013, 0:19 GMT

    Good one from Pak side now I am looking for final

  • on August 17, 2013, 0:10 GMT

    Terrible run chase by England. They were like snails at the start of the innings. No urgency whatsoever. Glad I only watched the highlights - or rather, lowlights.

  • on August 16, 2013, 22:04 GMT

    defference ist goher .defference is Sami Aslam how used bowler at the time

  • on August 17, 2013, 6:38 GMT

    The Most imprssive thing in this tour for me was that in Every single match a different youngsters stood up and won the match for the team In this match it waz Zafar Gohar in earlier matches captain Sami Kamran Ghulam Imam ul haq Hussain talat and every body chipped in played their role but one guy Took them home this is the most pleasing part For me N these two left arms Zafar n Ghulam are really talented all rounders Now its up to PCB to look after these kids and make sure they play quality cricket for pakistan n they should arrange more n more u19 tours for the kids !!!

  • Chaudry_Cricket on August 17, 2013, 5:58 GMT

    Amazing victory from the boys again only this time they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Fantastic bowling kept pressure throughout the england innings. But what an amazing over from Zafar Gohar this kid had a beatiful seam position and was revving the ball amazingly well and had good pace and not to mention he extracted spin from the pitch fantastically well. Zia ul haq was very impressive unluky not to have got any wickets defo deserved 2 he is quicker than Aftab and bowled up to 86MPH. Aftabs first spell was good but his second spell was wayward he needs to have more control over his bowling otherwise he wont play intl cricket because of his lack of control. Batting first on this pitch was going to be difficult but was seriously impressed by imam and hassan because they grinded and the accelerated through the innings. But our fielding was rubbish to say the least we gave at least 20 runs through misfields not to mention some dropped catches. Running between wickets nee

  • on August 17, 2013, 7:47 GMT

    Last two overs of the match were one of best I've seen in a long while in a televised match. Do my eyes deceive me or does Zafar Gohar get more spin than Swann?! I predict a very bright future for this youngster. His post-match interview with Bob Willis was just like his performance in the match; SIMPLY PEERLESS! Very well done Pakistan.

  • on August 17, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    i was following the match on my cell phone, last night by cricinfo, and it seemed like an easy win for England. but what an over it was by Gohar which cost just a run for two wickets. it is satisfactory that the future of Pakistan cricket is in safe hands. Best of luck Pakistan for the final.

  • on August 17, 2013, 0:19 GMT

    Good one from Pak side now I am looking for final

  • on August 17, 2013, 0:10 GMT

    Terrible run chase by England. They were like snails at the start of the innings. No urgency whatsoever. Glad I only watched the highlights - or rather, lowlights.

  • on August 16, 2013, 22:04 GMT

    defference ist goher .defference is Sami Aslam how used bowler at the time

  • on August 16, 2013, 22:04 GMT

    defference ist goher .defference is Sami Aslam how used bowler at the time

  • on August 17, 2013, 0:10 GMT

    Terrible run chase by England. They were like snails at the start of the innings. No urgency whatsoever. Glad I only watched the highlights - or rather, lowlights.

  • on August 17, 2013, 0:19 GMT

    Good one from Pak side now I am looking for final

  • on August 17, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    i was following the match on my cell phone, last night by cricinfo, and it seemed like an easy win for England. but what an over it was by Gohar which cost just a run for two wickets. it is satisfactory that the future of Pakistan cricket is in safe hands. Best of luck Pakistan for the final.

  • on August 17, 2013, 7:47 GMT

    Last two overs of the match were one of best I've seen in a long while in a televised match. Do my eyes deceive me or does Zafar Gohar get more spin than Swann?! I predict a very bright future for this youngster. His post-match interview with Bob Willis was just like his performance in the match; SIMPLY PEERLESS! Very well done Pakistan.

  • Chaudry_Cricket on August 17, 2013, 5:58 GMT

    Amazing victory from the boys again only this time they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Fantastic bowling kept pressure throughout the england innings. But what an amazing over from Zafar Gohar this kid had a beatiful seam position and was revving the ball amazingly well and had good pace and not to mention he extracted spin from the pitch fantastically well. Zia ul haq was very impressive unluky not to have got any wickets defo deserved 2 he is quicker than Aftab and bowled up to 86MPH. Aftabs first spell was good but his second spell was wayward he needs to have more control over his bowling otherwise he wont play intl cricket because of his lack of control. Batting first on this pitch was going to be difficult but was seriously impressed by imam and hassan because they grinded and the accelerated through the innings. But our fielding was rubbish to say the least we gave at least 20 runs through misfields not to mention some dropped catches. Running between wickets nee

  • on August 17, 2013, 6:38 GMT

    The Most imprssive thing in this tour for me was that in Every single match a different youngsters stood up and won the match for the team In this match it waz Zafar Gohar in earlier matches captain Sami Kamran Ghulam Imam ul haq Hussain talat and every body chipped in played their role but one guy Took them home this is the most pleasing part For me N these two left arms Zafar n Ghulam are really talented all rounders Now its up to PCB to look after these kids and make sure they play quality cricket for pakistan n they should arrange more n more u19 tours for the kids !!!