Australia U16 beat Pakistan U16 to level series
KARACHI: An allround performance by Noah McFadyen and Nivethan Radhakrishnan helped Australia U16 to a threewicket win over Pakistan U16 in the second 50-over match of the five-match series at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
The result left the series tied at 1-1. Pakistan had won the first match on Wednesday by five wickets.
the visitors chased down the target of 192 for the loss of seven wickets in 42.1 overs after their bowlers had done a commendable job to restrict Pakistan U16 to 191 for seven in their allotted 50 overs.
McFadyen and Radhakrishnan shared a match-winning 100-run partnership for the fifth wicket after their team had slipped to 68 for four in the 20th over.
McFadyen counterattacked with some style, hitting one six and nine fours in his 57-ball 59. Radhakrishnan batted equally well for his 59 that came off 85 balls and included nine fours.
For Pakistan, Ahmed Khan and captain Umer Eman took two wickets each.
Pakistan, electing to bat first, were rescued by the seventh wicket pair of Aseer Mughal and Ahmed Khan after their side was reduced to 94 for six in the 31st over. The two added 82 for the seventh wicket to help Pakistan finish at a respectable 191 for seven.