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

Aslam, Gohar secure trophy for Pakistan

ESPNcricinfo staff

August 19, 2013

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

Sami Aslam with the series trophy, England Under-19s v Pakistan Under-19s, Tri-Nation Tournament, Final, Trent Bridge, August 19, 2013
Sami Aslam's 121-ball 110 in the final helped Pakistan Under-19s seal the series © Getty Images

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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Posted by espncricinfomobile 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.

Posted by   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?

Posted by rawjns 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 ..

Posted by MurtaMac 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!!

Posted by   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

Posted by android_user 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.

Posted by TukTukVsBoomBoom on (August 20, 2013, 5:26 GMT)

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

Posted by lady_cricket_fan 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.

Posted by TukTukVsBoomBoom on (August 20, 2013, 4:40 GMT)

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

Posted by mainul079080 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.

Posted by android_user on (August 20, 2013, 3:31 GMT)

Well done... Keep it up

Posted by android_user on (August 20, 2013, 2:23 GMT)

great teamwork guys. keep up the good work. Whole Pakistan is proud of you guys.

Posted by Surajdon9 on (August 20, 2013, 2:19 GMT)

Brilliant performances by young guns.Pak under 19 rockxx.Sami aslam deserve spot in national team.

Posted by Diaz54 on (August 19, 2013, 23:56 GMT)

Well done Pakistan, very impressed by several of there's players particularly Captain, one for the future. He certainly has the technique and temperament to work with. I like the look of Kamran Ghulam given his back ground...brilliant fearless stuff. Shows you don't need millions in your kitty! Talent and determination will do it. I am very keen to sponsor one of these guys to home their skill in South Afrcia. Will contact PCB to arrangenthismshortly. I love sheer fearless cricket..these guys have it providing the selectors are honest!!,

Posted by android_user on (August 19, 2013, 22:17 GMT)

Well Done Pakistan U19 (Y)

Posted by android_user on (August 19, 2013, 21:18 GMT)

love the way they played gr8

Posted by android_user on (August 19, 2013, 21:17 GMT)

Trent Bridge is such a picturesque ground. Saw Pak completely dismantle England. It was men v boys literally speaking. It is heartening to witness such a polished display of batting, bowling and fielding by this young Pakistani team. Watch out for Zafar Gohar in the near future. He's something very special.

Posted by Chaudry_Cricket on (August 19, 2013, 21:16 GMT)

Absolutely fantastic performance by the youngsters. Find of the tournament was definetly Zafar Gohar he can bat towards the end of the innings and he is a quality spinner not just any spinner. The pcb instead of wasting time should organise more u-19 tours for these boys and send them to places such as Australia and South Africa with Sabih Azhar as coach (he is a very good coach) then we should fastrack them into the national team because pakistans most succsessful players were players who were took into the team at a young age such Javed Miandad, Inzi, Wasim, Waqar, Imran etc. ( I am not comparing these youngsters to our legends just merely stating that our sucsessful players were those who were botwugh in early).

Posted by android_user on (August 19, 2013, 21:15 GMT)

gr8 work by Pakistani batsmen. inshAllah sami Aslam and kamran ghulam will come in national team and serve Pakistan National team love u guys gr8 win

Posted by UK_Chap on (August 19, 2013, 20:52 GMT)

I am very surprised that the last of the group games was covered live by Sky but the final was not, I wonder why that was...possibly they were expecting England under 19`s to get thrashed as they did. Still it, really is poor show all round, even the cricinfo website got rid of the game and tournament result very quick off the front headlines, in fact they never displayed it in the main headlines. I am sure if the England under 19`s had won the tournament it would have won prominence on the headlines. A great display of batting and bowling by possible future Pakistan 1st team internationals.

Posted by Zahidsaltin on (August 19, 2013, 20:50 GMT)

Come on PCB arrange some more U19 and A-team tours. Let these guys be tested against Australia, South Africa and India. PCB should arrange a domestic competition with the participation of 4 teams, Pakistan, Pakistan A, Pakistan U23 and Pakistan U19.

Posted by rsiddiqi on (August 19, 2013, 20:23 GMT)

very proud of this team...well done boys! They deserve more coverage having so decisively beaten the opposition. Great things to come.

Posted by   on (August 19, 2013, 20:09 GMT)

Congratz! Well play guys! Very promising team.

Posted by android_user on (August 19, 2013, 20:08 GMT)

pakistan U19 zindabad

Posted by Saamai on (August 19, 2013, 20:00 GMT)

Congrats Pakistan U19. Congrats to our boy Shayan Jahangir (Dodo) for brilliant 85. Keep up the excellant work.

Posted by LeftBrain on (August 19, 2013, 19:55 GMT)

Great news, sight of young upcoming talent is always a great news. Specially seeing young batsmen from Pakistan performing in English conditions is really a treat. Batting is not Pakistan's strong front since the times of Miandad and Inzi and Yousuf and Anwar. Having young talented batsmen is definitely the best outcome of this tri-nation series. Hope they keep working hard and able to translate their success at senior level.

Posted by avmd on (August 19, 2013, 19:15 GMT)

Ghulam is the new Afridi, at least his stats show that. He's from NWPF, bats like there is no tomorrow, hits sixes at will and bowls spin, a true match winner. Sounds familiar ?

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