Godleman hundred in vain for England

Pakistan Under-19s 256 for 3 (Umar Akmal 84) beat England Under-19s 252 for 5 (Godleman 118*) by seven wickets

A fine unbeaten 118 from Billy Godleman was not enough to secure a consolation win for England's youngsters, as they bowed out of their triangular tournament in Sri Lanka with a seven-wicket defeat against Pakistan.

Despite the result, it was a much-improved display from England following a limp performance against Sri Lanka on Monday. They easily posted their highest score in their four matches in the tournament, with Godleman anchoring the innings with a superb 152-ball innings.

He struck seven fours in the innings, and received sound support from James Taylor in a 42-run opening stand, as well as the captain Alex Wakely (39) and Tom Westley, who rounded off the innings with a brisk unbeaten 33 from 28 balls.

But Pakistan's openers, Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad, proved unstoppable in response. They added 149 for the first wicket inside the first 20 overs to break the back of the run-chase, before Umar Amin eased them to victory with an unbeaten 68 from 76 balls.

Pakistan U19 2nd innings Partnerships

1st149Ahmed ShehzadUmar Akmal
2nd19Ahmed ShehzadUmar Amin
3rd61Shan MasoodUmar Amin
4th27Usman SalahuddinUmar Amin