England A clinched a six wicket win over the Pakistan Cricket Board XI off the final ball of their opening tour match in Karachi yesterday.
Half-centuries by the opener Nick Knight and his captain, Nasser Hussain, proved to be the telling contributions in the 50-over contest after England A had been set 192 to win.
With the scores level, Keith Piper hit the last ball of the game to midwicket where Mohammad Ramzan fumbled and the batsmen managed to scamper through for the decisive single.
(England A won toss)
PAKISTAN CRICKET BOARD XI
Mohammad Ramzan c Piper b Giddins 0
Shadid Anwar not out 84
Ijaz Ahmed c Piper b Headley 12
*Asif Mujtaba b White 0
Manzoor Akhtar st Piper b Salisbury 42
Iqbal Imam c Hussain b Headley 16
Mohammad Javed c Gallian b White 5
Wasim Arif b White 0
Nadeem Khan c Salisbury b Gallian 14
Kabir Khan c & b Gallian 0
Ali Gohar not out 0
Extras (b2, lb8, w5, nb3) 18
Total (for 9, 50 overs) 191
Fall: 1-0, 2-31, 3-33, 4-116, 5-150, 6-158, 7-158, 8-189, 9-190.
Bowling: Giddins 7-1-26-1; Headley 10-2-21-2; White 9-0-36-3; Gallian 4-0-18-2; Salisbury 10-0-39-1; Udal 10-0-41-0.
N V Knight c Ramzan b Nadeem 78
J E R Gallian st Wasim Arif b Nadeem 21
*N Hussain b Kabir 60
D P Ostler b Ali Gohar 18
J C Pooley not out 4
K J Piper not out 4
Extras (lb1, w6) 7
Total (for 4, 50 overs) 192
Fall: 1-145, 2-157, 3-182, 4-187.
Did Not Bat: C White, S D Udal, I D K Salisbury, D W Headley, E S H Giddins.
Bowling: Kabir Khan 8-0-26-1; Ali Gohar 7-1-27-1; Javed 2-1-12-0; Nadeem Khan 10-1-40-2; Iqbal Imam 10-1-27-0; Manzoor Akhtar 10-0-45-0; Asif Mujtaba 3-0-14-0.