Pakistan Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s, 2nd ODI, Karachi

Johnson leads from the front

Cricinfo staff

January 24, 2006

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West Indies Under-19s 260 (Johnson 117, Ali 3-42) beat Pakistan Under-19s 253 (Ibrahim 56, Bachan 4-46) by seven runs

Leon Johnson led West Indies to a victory in a last-over thriller over Pakistan in the second one-dayer at Karachi. Johnson anchored West Indies' innings with an excellent hundred, before taking two crucial catches to deny the hosts by seven runs.

Johnson came to the crease with his side struggling on 37 for 1, and quickly assumed the anchor role; only Kieron Pollard hung around with him for any length of time and the pair put on a vital partnership of 110 for the fifth wicket. Pollard's departure, for 52, spelled the end of the innings: West Indies crumbled from 242 for 5 to 260 all out.

With Mohammad Ibrahim making a steady fifty, and useful contributions from Ali Khan (39) and the captain Sarfraz Ahmed (34), Pakistan chipped away at the target and were still in the hunt for 261 until the final over. Jamshed Ahmed (20) and Imad Wasim (19*) put on 38 for the final wicket, before Ahmed was run out to give the visitors a seven-run win, squaring the series 1-1.

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