Pakistan -19 Under team has secured fifth position in the Under-19 World Cup after trouncing the England-19 Team by 7 wickets in their last match of the event as they chased the 265 runs in target in just 43.1 overs due to fifties from Zeeshan Malik and Saif Badar.
The 2004 and 2006 World Champions had suffered the only defeat of the tournament against West Indies in the Quarterfinals. They had defeated Nepal in fifth position playoffs semifinals whereas England had beaten Namibia after losing to Sri Lanka in Quarterfinals.
Pakistani captain Gauhar Hafeez chose to field first after winning the toss and it proved out to be a good decision as they got first wicket in the first over. No.3 batsman Jack Burnham added only 2 runs but other opener Tom Moores played a good innings of 47 off 39 balls.
Callum Taylor and Sam Curran had 52 runs partnership but then Taylor was dismissed after scoring 33. Curran went on and scored 83 runs off 107 balls. Captain Brad Taylor scored 37 runs and remained not out to take his team's total to 264/7 in 50 overs. Sameen Gul and Saif Ali took 2 wickets each for Pakistan.
Pakistan's opener Zeeshan Malik was in brilliant form and scored 93 runs off 105. He had 115 runs partnership for the third wicket with Saif Badar who remained not out till end and scored 75 runs off 80 balls. Hassan Mohsin was also not out as he scored 39 runs off 36 balls.