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November 26, 2007
Pakistan U-19 257 for 8 (Shehzad 56, Asad 56, Talukder 3-32) beat Bangladesh U-19 113 (Nadir 4-29, Wasim 3-13) by 144 runs
Medium-pacer Junaid Nadir took four wickets as Pakistan Under-19 completed a 144-run victory over Bangladesh U-19 in the first ODI at the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad.
Sent in, Pakistan scored 257, thanks to half-centuries from opener Ahmed Shehzad and wicketkeeper Ali Asad, and a late cameo from captain Imad Wasim. Shehzad, who impressed during Australia Under-19's tour of Pakistan recently, led a solid start for the hosts with a 94-run opening stand with Shan Masood.
Rony Talukder then took three wickets as Pakistan stumbled to 121 for 4 before Usman Salahuddin and Asad put on 77 runs to repair the damage. Wasim's 22-ball 34 ensured Pakistan reached a competitive total.
Tamim Iqbal, a regular in the senior team, got the Bangladesh chase a rolling with a 24-ball 23 before falling to Mohammad Rameez. His opening partner Talukder, who scored a hundred and a fifty in the the Test preceding the ODI series, couldn't continue in the same vein and became Nadir's first victim for 17.
Pakistan gained the upper hand when Bangladesh lost four quick wickets to collapse to 83 for 6. With none of their batsmen going past the 25-run mark, the visitors could not mount a serious challenge and were shot out for 113.
The two teams will face each other once again in Hyderabad on Wednesday for the second of the five-match series.
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