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Rohail, Amir and Naseem shine as Pakistan U19 take unassailable 4-0 lead

  • Rohail scores 89, Amir and Naseem took four wickets each as Pakistan U19 beat South Africa U19 in fourth match by 88 runs
  • Action photos are attached, please credit CSA; scorecard available here

Lahore, 30 June 2019: Captain’s innings from Rohail Nazir and brilliant bowling display from Amir Ali and Naseem Shah helped Pakistan U19 beat South Africa U19 by 88 runs in the fourth 50-over match to take an unassailable 4-0 lead at the Pietermaritzburg Oval in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday.

Amir Ali and Naseem Shah took four wickets a piece for 44 and 52, respectively, as the hosts were bowled out for 253 in 43.3 overs. Johathan Bird scored run a ball 75 with 10 fours and two sixes. 

Ruan Terblanche (53) and Bryce Parsons (39) were the other notable run-getters.

Earlier, after electing to bat, the tourists scored 341 for eight in 50 overs. Rohail Nazir top-scored with a 91-ball 89 and hit 11 fours while Mohammad Haris contributed a quick-fire 62 off 41 balls that included eight boundaries and a six.

Haider Ali (59) and Fahad Munir (56) contributed 65 runs for the second wicket.

For the home side, Imraan Philander was the pick of the bowler with three wickets for 52 runs.

The fifth match of the series will be played on 2 July at the same venue.

Fourth 50-over match, Pietermaritzburg, Pakistan U19 beat South Africa U19 by 88 runs

Scores in brief:

Pakistan U19 341-8, 50 overs (Rohail Nazir 89, Mohammad Haris 62, Haider Ali 59, Fahad Munir 56; Imraan Philander 3-52, Achille Cloete 2-53)

South Africa U19 253 all out, 43.3 overs (Johathan Bird 75, Ruan Terblanche 53, Bryce Parsons 39; Amir Ali 4-44, Naseem Shah 4-52)

Player of the match: Amir Ali