Hussain and White inspire England A

England A 225-5 Pakistan A 224-6 (England A win by one run)
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England A 225-5 Pakistan A 224-6 (England A win by one run)

Nasser Hussain struck a brilliant century in Pakistan yesterday to help England A to a remarkable one-run victory in Peshawar. Hussain's England A team now remain unbeaten seven weeks and nine games into their Pakistan tour.

The Yorkshire all-rounder, Craig White, was also instrumental in victory, conceding just three runs from an inspired final over as England A went 1-0 up in the three-match one-day series, which ends their trip. He also made a sprightly 39 not out to help Hussain (100 not out) put on 81 in the last 10 overs of the England innings.

Hussain, who has played in seven Tests - the last two years ago - must now come in back into the senior England reckoning as a result of his performances here.

(England A won toss)

ENGLAND A

N V Knight c Akram Raza b Salman 35

J E R Gallian b Kabir Khan 4

*N Hussain not out 100

D P Ostler c Shakeel b Azhar Mahmood 4

J C Pooley c & b Akram Raza 27

R C Irani c Shakeel b Fazal 1

C White not out 39

Extras (b2, lb4, w6, nb3) 15

Total (for 5, 40 overs) 225

Fall: 1-18, 2-90, 3-101, 4-141, 5-144.

Did not bat: K J Piper, S D Udal, D W Headley, T A Munton.

Bowling: Kabir Khan 8-0-52-1; Ali Gohar 8-1-43-0; Azhar Mahmood 8-0-27- 1; Akram Raza 8-0-51-1; Salman Fazal 8-0-46-2.

PAKISTAN A

Shakeel Ahmed lbw b Munton 21

Shahid Anwar not out 100

Saeed Azad c Hussain b Irani 18

*Asif Mujtaba c Hussain b Irani 22

Zahid Fazal c Pooley b Gallian 18

Mahmood Hamid lbw b Gallian 0

Azhar Mahmood run out 15

Akram Raza not out 5

Extras (lb12, w10, nb3) 25

Total (for 6, 40 overs) 224

Fall: 1-54, 2-113, 3-157, 4-181, 5-182, 6-217.

Did not bat: Ali Gohar, Kabir Khan, Salman Fazal.

Bowling: Headley 8-0-37-0; Munton 8-0-36-1; White 6-0-30-0; Udal 5-0- 29-0; Irani 8-0-53-2; Gallian 5-0-27-2

Umpires: Feroz Butt and Nazir Junior.

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