Pakistan Under-19 219 and 342 for 7 (Shahzad 167) beat England Under-19 332 and 228 by 3 wickets
Ahmed Shahzad led Pakistan Under-19 to a hard-fought and close victory against England Under-19 to draw the two-Test series 1-1. Chasing 342 in the final innings, Shahzad scored 167 as Pakistan survived several tense periods before they completed a three-wicket win on the fourth day at Derby.
The match was evenly poised at the start of the final day with Pakistan on 102 for 2, needing 240 more to win with eight wickets in hand. The pitch was getting slower and lower and left-arm spinner Liam Dawson provided England with the first breakthrough when he had Taimur Ali caught and bowled for 22, leaving Pakistan on 140 for 3.
The fourth wicket partnership between Shahzad and Usman Salahuddin swung the advantage Pakistan's way. They added 103 of which Salahuddin scored 42 off 125 balls with only three boundaries. Shahzad, who resumed this morning on 45, remained solid at the other end even when Pakistan were reduced to 243 for 5 after losing Salahuddin and Ali Asad in quick succession to Steven Finn.
Shahzad received solid support from Imad Wasim and they added 66 for the sixth wicket before Pakistan were jolted by the loss of the well set Shahzad who had batted for over six hours and struck 16 fours during his 167. Wasim, however, battled hard and faced 113 deliveries for his 36 to take Pakistan to the target in the company of No. 8 Mohammad Aamer.
Dawson bowled a marathon spell for England and ended the innings with 3 for 85 off 43 overs.