England's last-ball win

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Pakistan Board XI 191-9 England A 192-4 England A won by six wickets

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)


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.