U16 Series ends level at 3-3
Date of Event Cricket Australia State Competitions: Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:00PM
Yash Pednekar led the way for Australia with the bat // Arj Giese

Pakistan Under 16s have claimed victory in the sixth and final match of their series against Australia Under 16s in Melbourne, levelling the series at 3-3.


In the standalone Twenty20, which followed five one-day matches, Pakistan scored a seven-wicket win with 16 balls to spare.


Australia lost the toss and was sent in, with all five batsmen at the top of the order scoring 20 or more runs.


Yash Pednekar (37 off 26) and Sam Rahaley (37 off 42) were the equal top-scorers for Australia, with Jet Liebke (24 off 11), Jake Fraser-McGurk (21 off 16) and Brock Larance (20 off 14) all making starts.


The hosts compiled 5-151 from their 20 overs.


In reply, Saim Ayub followed up his unbeaten 161 in the fifth one-day match with 56 off 42 deliveries at the top of the order.


Malik Nawaz (39 off 26) and Syed Mohammed Rizvi (22 not out off 17) also made important contributions.


Ayub finished the series as the leading run-scorer with 281 runs from six innings. Pednekar was Australia's top scorer with 211 runs at an average of 42.2.


Pakistan's Zaman Khan and Australia's Tanveer Sangha shared the leading wicket-taker honours, with eight wickets each.

Last updated: Sunday September 30, 2018 4:43PM