Jamshed stars as Pakistan U-19 clinch series

Pakistan Under-19s 117 for 5 (Faheem 49) beat West Indies Under-19s 113 (Jamshed 4-24) by five wickets

Pakistan's left-arm seamer Jamshed Ahmed secured a 3-1 series win for Pakistan Under-19, as they romped to a five-wicket victory in the last match after bundling West Indies out for a meagre 113 at Karachi.

After winning the toss and choosing to bowl first, Pakistan were in command from the earliest exchanges. Jamshed extracted Richard Ramdeen for a duck, before adding the scalps of William Perkins and Andre McCarthy, as West Indies slipped to 21 for 3.

The captain, Jason Mohammad, dug in for a gritty 14, but once he had fallen to Akhtar Ayub, the middle order folded meekly to Anwar Ali, and were staring at humiliation on 52 for 8. The tail saved some blushes, however, with Sunil Narine clubbing a quick 29, but the total was never going to be sufficient.

Nasir Jamshed fell early for 1, but Mohammad Faheem anchored the chase with 49, as Pakistan needed just 25.1 overs to overhaul their target.