Cricket: Pakistan Under-19s v England Under-19s

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England Under-19s' bowlers overcame a frustrating start to their four-day match against Pakistan Under-19s in Faisalabad to gain a firm foothold. Pakistan's openers, Farhan Adil and Shahid Qambrani, put on 91 but England then got the upper hand causing the home side to slump to 142 for 6. Hassan Raza halted the collapse with 64 and stubborn tailend resistance lifted Pakistan to 248 for 9 at the end of play.

TOUR MATCH (first day of four, Faisalabad): Pakistan Under-19 248 for 9 (Shahid Qambrani 68, Hassan Raza 64) v England Under-19.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD (Third day of four): Hobart: Tasmania 481 for 8 dec (M J DiVenuto 119, D C Boon 118, S Young 113) and 161 for 0 (J Cox 102no, D F Hills 54 not out); Victoria 431 for 9 dec (D M Jones 145, L Harper 77, D J Saker 66no).

New Zealand ended their four-week tour of Pakistan on a winning note, outplaying their hosts in Karachi yesterday for a seven-wicket victory in the final one-day international of the three-match series. Chasing Pakistan's 234 for 4 in 50 overs, New Zealand reached their target with 4.5 overs to spare to register their first one-day win in Pakistan since 1984. They still lost the series 2-1. Pakistan made a respectable total thanks to a swashbuckling 39-ball 66 by Wasim Akram, who shared a 108- run partnership with Ijaz Ahmad in 75 balls.

THIRD ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAl (Karachi): Pakistan 234 for 5 (Ijaz Ahmed 73no, Wasim Akram 66no, Zahoor Elahi 51; 50 overs); New Zealand 235 for 3 (N Astle 60; 45.1 overs). New Zealand won by seven wickets. Pakistan win three-match series 2-1.

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