SHARJAH - Left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar took five wickets as Pakistan Under-19 ran away to their third win on the trot, beating UAE Under-19 by eight wickets. Pakistan bowled UAE out for 104 before opener Sami Aslam powered them to their target with an unbeaten 66-ball 72 inside 20 overs.
Sent in to bat, UAE began well, with openers Chirag Suri and Shivank Vijayakumar taking them to 45 after seven overs. Gohar came on at this point and struck with his first delivery, getting Vijayakumar caught at slip for 22. Gohar took his second wicket in his third over, trapping Suri lbw for 34. Wickets fell regularly after that, and only one of the remaining UAE batsmen got into double figures - Qazi Ayub, who made 11 - as Gohar and left-arm seamer Mohammad Aftab ran through their lineup to bowl them out in 30.3 overs.
BRIEF SCORES: Pakistan Under-19 105 for 2 (Sami Aslam 72*) beat UAE Under-19 104 (Chirag Suri 34, Gohar 5-18) by eight wickets.