Cricket: Hollioake fights on

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Surrey's Ben Hollioake was the lone star as England faltered against Pakistan in the third Under-19 Test in Lahore yesterday.

Having bowled out Pakistan for 237, the stage was set for England to build on the earlier successes of the three-match series, which they lead 1-0. Despite a promising start, the batsmen failed to dominate the seamer Abdul Razzaq or the leg-spinner Imran Tahir and were 167 for 7 at the close. It was left to Hollioake, who had bowled superbly for figures of 6 for 40 off 22.4 overs, to show the specialist batsmen the way. He was 44 not out at stumps.

The day had started well for Hollioake - he claimed the Pakistan captain Ahmar Saeed for 77, then mopped up the tail with two wickets in two balls.

THIRD UNDER-19 TEST (Lahore, second day): Pakistan 237 (S Anwar 77; B Hollioake 6-40); England 167 for 7 (B Hollioake 44 no).

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