Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Pakistan vs England, 5th place play-off match in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2015 match at Fatullah. Both England and Pakistan played quality cricket throughout the tournament and they will be disappointed that they could not make it to the semi-final of the tournament. England were given a thrashing by Sri Lanka in the quarter-final stage, whereas Pakistan were beaten by West Indies by five wickets in the quarter-final. The fifth place match is a consolation match for both teams. Regardless, both teams will go for a win to ensure that they end the tournament on a high. Live Cricket Scorecard: Pakistan vs England, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016, 5th place play-off at Fatullah

Pakistan U19 vs England U19, Live Cricket Score: Pakistan U19 265/3 in 43.1 overs | TARGET 265 | BATTING: Saif Badar 75 (80), Hasan Mohsin 39 (36): And finally victory for Pakistan. They gain the 5th position in this tournament and Saif Badar outshines with his half-century along with Zeeshan Malik who yet again remained the top scorer for Pakistan. They showed consistent performance throughout the game and have been playing very well, though England did show the potential to overcome this match and posed a huge target. Hasan Mohsin scored 39 runs and contributed his bit until end of the game. And Pakistan won by 7 wickets on hand 41 balls remaining.

Pakistan U19 vs England U19, Live Cricket Score: Pakistan U19 227/3 in 38 overs | TARGET 265 | BATTING: Saif Badar 62 (72), Hasan Mohsin 14 (13): Victory is not too far sighted for Pakistan as they require just 42 runs to win. Zeeshan Malik scored a whooping 93 runs but unfortunately missed his chance for a century and was out. Saif Badar has scored half-century and Hasan Mohsin has come to play. 38th over is in process and Sam Curran who has picked a wicket is on attack while on strike is Saif Badar. Curram goes for two wides, England getting nervous on as the innings are slipping out of their hands.

OUT! Zeeshan Malik c Warner b Curran 93

Pakistan U19 vs England U19, Live Cricket Score: Pakistan U19 133/2 in 20 overs | TARGET 265 | BATTING: Zeeshan Malik 67 (62), Saif Badar 22 (21): Pakistan are going all for the target and Zeeshan Milk on crease is helping Pakistan finish off the innings soon. Saif Badar has scored 20 runs while Zeeshan Malik is going strong after scoring his half-century.

Pakistan U19 vs England U19, Live Cricket Score: Pakistan U19 96/2 in 15 overs | TARGET 265 | BATTING: Zeeshan Malik 50 (45), Saif Badar 5 (7): Pakistan began their innings in perfect way but lost two wickets early on in the innings. Zeeshan Malik the star batsman has scored his half-century and Saif Badar is alongside after recent wicket down of Shadab Khan. England trying to restrict Pakistan, with the struggle for 5th position still continues. Pakistan need stability to continue their innings and reach the huge target posed by England.

OUT! Shadab Khan c Burnham b Crane 17

Pakistan U19 vs England U19, Live Cricket Score: England U19 264/7 in 50 overs | BATTING: Brad Taylor 37 (52), Jared Warner 1 (1): Last over of England innings and lots of drama happening with with a wicket down once again of George Garton and picked by Saif Ali who has played so well picking two wickets in the innings. Lat over went away giving just seven runs. Brad Taylor remained until the end and scored 37 runs while Sam Curran and Tom Moores remain at the top spot scoring highest runs for England. Sameen Gul picked two wickets for Pakistan and Hasan Mohsin and Hasan Khan got a wicket each. Pakistan equally played well controlling England at every step. Pakistan now have to achieve 265 in 5o overs.

OUT! George Garton c Arsal Sheikh b Saif Ali 20

Pakistan U19 vs England U19, Live Cricket Score: England U19 247/6 in 48 overs | BATTING: Brad Taylor 32 (47), George Garton 14 (14): England have 3 more overs to spare and a commendable score on board until now. Sam Curaan missed out on his century and was out for 83. Brad Taylor is playing well and is up with 30 runs. England heading for 250-plus runs. 48th over to begin and Saif Ali comes into attack who has picked just a single wicket until now. George Garton is the new batsman in place of Curran. and Garton goes huge on Ali’s spell. England looking for huge total here.

OUT! Sam Curran b Sameen Gul 83

Pakistan U19 vs England U19, Live Cricket Score: England U19 209/5 in 42 overs | BATTING: Sam Curran 82 (102), Brad Taylor 16 (30): Sam Curran completes his half-century and England are slowly picking the pace. They are 200-plus now but need to get a high score on board considering Pakistan can get the highest of runs. Brad Taylor is finding it difficult to get runs immediately on his bat as he seems to be struggling with his runs. Shadab Khan and Sameen Gul have not picked any wicket yet.

Pakistan U19 vs England U19, Live Cricket Score: England U19 150/5 in 31 overs | BATTING: Sam Curran 40 (59), Brad Taylor 1 (7): Callum Taylor and RC Davies are out.So there goes two more wickets for England. Sam Curran has scored 30 runs already and the new batsman in for England is Brad Taylor. Sam Curran is playing very well and England need a batsman who stay on crease and build in the momentum for for the innings. Arsal Sheik was a news bowler who came in and and gave away seven runs from 31st over and 150 up for England.

OUT! RC Davies b Hasan Khan 15

OUT! CJ Taylor c Umair Masood b Shadab Khan 33

Pakistan U19 vs England U19, Live Cricket Score: England U19 94/3 in 18 overs | BATTING: Callum Taylor 26 (38), Sam Curran 11 (15): England are three down after Dan Lawrence. Tom Moores and Jack Burnham go off the field. Hasan Khan and Saif Badar are on attack now with no wickets yet. Hasan Khan is bowling the 17th over to Sam Curran with just a single from it. Callum Taylor is playing alongside at the non-strikers end. Saif Badar comes into attack for 18th over and off goes Taylor for boundary. Two more singles follow in that over and this turns to be expensive over with four wides.

OUT! JTA Burnham b Hasan Mohsin 2

OUT! TJ Moores c sub (Mohammad Umar) b Saif Ali 47

Pakistan U19 vs England U19, Live Cricket Score: England U19 19/1 in 5 overs | BATTING: Tom Moores 14 (16), Jack Burnham 2 (10): Pakistan won the toss and elected field first. Pakistan are off to a great start with a wicket on their hand already and England not moving in the innings as they expected. Tom Moores and Jack Burnhams are on the crease. Dan Lawrence who was the highest run scorer to go par 150 runs is out with Sameen Gul picking the wicket.

OUT! Dan Lawrence caught by Umair Masood and bowled by Sameen Gul 0

Both England and Pakistan began their campaign with wins. England beat Fiji by 299 runs  in their first match, which set the tone for the rest of the tournament. Pakistan on the other hand registered a comfortable six-wicket win in their first match against neighbours Afghanistan. Pakistan would then go on to beat Canada with ease and also went on to defeat Sri Lanka, who were one of the tournament favourites, before they ran into West Indies in the quarter-final. They however went on to beat Nepal in the fifth place play-off semi-final.

England after their win over Fiji, would go on to beat finalists West Indies and then imbabwe to book their place in the quarter-final against Sri Lanka, which they eventually lost. England however redeemed themselves somewhat and beat Namibia in the fifth place semi-final, which enabled them to qualify for this match.

Squads:

England: Brad Taylor (c), George Bartlett, Jack Burnham, Mason Crane, Sam Curran, Ryan Davies (wk), Aneurin Donald, George Garton, Ben Green, Max Holden, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Moores (wk), Callum Taylor, Jared Warner.

Pakistan:  Gauhar Hafeez (c), Ahmad Shafiq, Arsal Sheikh, Hasan Khan, Hasan Mohsin, Irfan Liaqat, Mohammad Umar, Muhammad Asad, Saif Ali, Saif Badar, Salman Fayyaz, Sameen Gul, Shadab Khan, Umair Masood (wk), Zeeshan Malik

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