England U-19s v Pakistan U-19s, Tri-nation tournament, 2nd match, Colombo January 24, 2008

Brown comes to England's rescue

Cricinfo staff

England U-19s 213 (Brown 93*, Redfern 59, Aamer 4-29) beat Pakistan U-19s 197 (Salahuddin 56, Dawson 3-47) by 16 runs

An unbeaten 93 from Ben Brown helped rebuild England's innings and steered them to a 16-run win over Pakistan in the Under-19 triangular tournament in Colombo.

Brown arrived in the middle with England in disarray on 44 for 5 but he added 105 for the sixth wicket with opener Dan Redfern who had stood alone while the top order folded. Brown received good support from the tail as England finished on 213.

Pakistan also lost regular wickets but with the exception of 56 from Usman Salahuddin, there was nobody able to play an anchor innings and their chase was further undermined by some tight bowling which saw them add only 35 runs between the 30th and 40th overs.

Liam Dawson was the pick of England's bowlers with 3 for 47 from his 10 overs.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
Pakistan U-19s 2 1 1 0 0 5
England U-19s 1 1 0 0 0 4
Sri Lanka U-19s 1 0 1 0 0 0