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January 15, 2012
Pakistan Under-19s 305 for 5 (Aslam 75, Azam 71, Waheed 68*) beat Zimbabwe Under-19s 215 (Burl 40, Adil 3-29) by 90 runs
Pakistan Under-19s registered their third win in as many matches in the Tri-Nation Under-19 tournament, beating Zimbabwe Under-19s by 90 runs in Franschhoek.
Pakistan chose to bat, and piled up 305 for 5 in their 50. The total was set up by a fine opening stand between Sami Aslam and Babar Azam: they both made scores in the 70s and strung together a 148-run stand in 26 overs. Umar Waheed built on the start, hitting 68 not out of 55 balls at the death.
Three of Zimbabwe's top five got starts in the chase, but could not carry on to make significant contributions - Ryan Burl was the top scorer with 40. Despite maintaining a brisk-scoring rate all through, the regular loss of wickets resulted in Zimbabwe being bowled out for 215 in the 41st over. Quick Ehsan Adil was the most economical and incisive of Pakistan's bowlers, taking 3 for 29. Waheed was named the Man of the Match.
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