England v Pakistan, Under-19 tri-series final, Nottingham August 19, 2013

Aslam, Gohar secure trophy for Pakistan

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan Under-19s 343 for 6 (Aslam 110, Jahangir 85) beat England Under-19s 151 (Higgins 70*, Gohar 4-25) by 192 runs

A century from opener Sami Aslam, followed by an incisive spell of 4 for 25 from left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar, helped Pakistan Under-19s lift the tri-nation tourmanent trophy with a comprehensive 192-run win over England Under-19s in the final at Trent Bridge.

Aslam, the Man of the Match, struck 10 fours during his 121-ball 110, and put up a mammoth 163 runs for the third wicket with Shayan Jahangir, who scored 85 off 70 balls. The pair were dismissed in consecutive overs towards the end of the innings, but Kamran Ghulam smashed eight fours and two sixes during his unbeaten 32-ball 61 to take the visitors to 343 for 6 in 50 overs. The English bowlers were all expensive, Will Rhodes, the best of them, picking up 2 for 64.

England, chasing nearly seven-an-over, stumbled to 31 for 2 after the first 10 as openers Jonathan Tattersall and Harry Finch fell to left-arm seamer Mohammad Aftab. Ryan Higgins, with an unbeaten 70 was the only batsman to offer resistance as Pakistan kept up the pressure.

A 42-run stand between Higgins and Will Rhodes sought to restore the chase but Gohar snuck through the latter's defences to wrest the advantage back. He also accounted for Lewis McManus and Miles Hammond in the 26th over as England slipped to 116 for 6. Hussain Talat, with 3 for 18, was an able deputy, polishing off the lower order as he and Gohar set up a comfortable win that gave Pakistan the trophy.

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  • ESPN on August 20, 2013, 20:50 GMT

    Its great to see that there is a great amount of talent in Pakistan. But PCB is such a pitty cricket that it woll waste the young talent as they have done in the past.

  • Dummy4 on August 20, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    Well done to the youngsters, they were focused on the job and completely dominated the whole tournament. Is it not a shame that these kids will be pushed aside while the old cronies, has beens, nephews family friends etc. will be selected time after time. I was rejoicing when A.Butt retired and the supposed new board was set up, but they are just as bad. in fact worse because they will be around for longer because they are not as old and decrepit as the previous dictator. Pakistan cricket is a farce we have such a huge pool of young and up-coming players, even though the country and the conditions are in a mess. Yet we choose to pick players who are past their prime, who have done nothing and never will, when they have been picked . God bless Pakistan cricket with superstars farhat,riaz,yunus inzamam ul haq ( oh sorry he has retired, or has he?) Also the selection process seems to be mostly the Punjabis and Pathans, no Sindhis or Baluchis, why?

  • shan on August 20, 2013, 12:42 GMT

    I was at the game and Shayan Jahangir played a brilliant knock to bring the strike rate up wich waslater helped by Kamran Ghulam's another brilliant knock ... these kids Shayan, Ghulam, Sami Aslam are great promise for pakistan's cricket ..

  • Murta on August 20, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Good work!! However I feel our selectors will go for flops like Faisal Iqbal and Khurram Manzoor in the series against SL and SA!! Hope one of these bright prospects gets a call up rather than tried and tested flops!!

  • Dummy4 on August 20, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    Please send this team to Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup. this is better team as compared to pakistan under 23 team. WELL DONE SAMI AND CO

  • Android on August 20, 2013, 6:18 GMT

    Sami Aslam, Talat, Kamran, Imam URL Haq, Zafar Gohar and a couple of fast bowlers Zia and Aftab are certainly the future of Pakistan. Absence of home cricket has not effected the talent that much as it is feared to be. Best of luck Pakistan and these youngsters to the highest level.

  • Yasin on August 20, 2013, 5:26 GMT

    it is a very nice win for Pakistan u19 it is a real telnet of Pakistan

  • sahar on August 20, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    Well done Pakistan!!!!!!!!!!! These bright stars are surely going to represent Pakistan senior team for the very long time.

  • Yasin on August 20, 2013, 4:40 GMT

    it is a very good win for Pakistan U19 they are the real telnet of Pakistan

  • mainul on August 20, 2013, 3:46 GMT

    I am sure Pakistan is going to waste another talent-this Sami Aslam as usual. I dont understand what the hell Pakistanis back home are doing! Please learn a lesson from us Bangladesh. Selectors are selecting team on basis of merit and domestic performances for last few years.We have got a lot of international standard players as a result. Sakib, Tamim, Nasir, Mushfiqur,Gazi,Mominul,Robiul all are the result of bold steps taken by our efficient selectors. Hats off to them.