Pakistan take final courtesy eight-wicket win
Pakistan Under-19s 134 for 2 beat Sri Lanka Under-19s 131 by eight wickets
Right from the toss, it was Pakistan Under-19s day as they dismissed hosts Sri Lanka for 131 in 36 overs and proceeded to overhaul their target with eight wickets and more than 21 remaining.
Sri Lanka started well after being put in to bat, with Dilshan Munaweera (39) and Dinesh Chandimal (21) added 58 inside ten overs. But Chandimal's dismisssal, caught by wicketkeeper Ali Asad off right-arm medium-pacer Mohammad Rameez, cued the collapse. Imad Wasim, the slow left-arm spinner, and Umar Akmal, in his first bowling effort at this level, snared six wickets between and Sri Lanka slipped to 113 for 6 in 30 overs. A couple run outs later and Pakistan found themselves chasing 132 to lift the final.
That they did, with little fuss, as Ahmed Shehzad (20 from 14 balls) and Akmal (47 from 20) set about with hurried shots. The duo were back in the pavilion in seven overs, but with 68 on the board Pakistan were on their way to victory. Umar Amin's unbeaten 38 from 77 balls and Shan Masood's handy 26 settled the affair well before the alloted 50 overs were complete.