Pakistan Under-19 beat Sri Lanka Under-19 by 7 wickets in the fourth Youth ODI to clinch the 5-match series 3-1 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium at Sooriyawewa, Hambantota on Sunday. Having restricted their Sri Lankan counterparts to 195 for 8 wickets, Pakistan made light of the target reaching 196 for 3 in 34.5 overs at a run rate of 5.62.
Top scorer for Sri Lanka was Avishka Tharindu with 50 off 79 balls with a solitary boundary having coming at the fall of the fifth wicket.
Shiraz Khan picked 2 wickets for 34 and Mohammad Wasim 2 for 42 for Pakistan under-19.
Pakistan rallied despite losing opener Basit Ali for a duck with the total on 11 on the back of a fine 95-ball 93 by Haider Ali inclusive of 7 boundaries and a six. Qasim Akram was unbeaten on 29.
Sri Lanka Under-19 195/8 (50 Overs). Run Rate: 3.9
- Tharindu 50, P. Rasantha 14, K. Wickramasinghe 12, S. Khan 2/34, M. Wasim 2/42)
Pakistan Under-19 196/3 (34.5 Overs) Run Rate: 5.62
(H. Ali 93, Q. Akram 29)
By Srian Obeyesekere
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