Pakistan U16s post first win of series
Date of Event : Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:00PM
Off-spinner Brock Larance claimed one wicket for Australia // Getty

Pakistan Under 16s have claimed their first win of the six-match series against Australia Under 16s, with the hosts holding a 2-1 lead after the first three one-day matches at Melbourne's CitiPower Centre.


The tourists won the toss and sent Australia in, taking control of the game early.


Pakistan reduced Australia to 9-70, as Yash Pednekar (21) was the only player in the top-order to reach 20.


But a last-wicket partnership of 51 between Tanveer Sangha (34 not out) and Brad Simpson (16) helped Australia post 121 before being dismissed in the 40th over.


Haris Khan claimed 5-17 with his left-arm orthodox spin to be the chief destroyer for Pakistan.


In response, Pakistan stumbled early before cruising to a seven-wicket win.


Brock Larance claimed an early wicket, as Pakistan fell to 2-21 and then 3-48.


But Rizwan Syed (46 not out) and Malik Nawaz (42 not out) steadied the ship as Pakistan claimed victory inside 27 overs.


The next match in the series will be played on Tuesday, followed by the fifth and final one-day match on Thursday and a standalone T20 match on Friday.

Last updated: Friday June 29, 2018 9:00AM