LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 12th Jan, 2017 ) : NCA Youth XI, rode on a quick fired century (105) by their captain Nasir Nawaz , beat the visiting Malaysian team by six wickets in the last one day match to make a clean sweep of 3-0 in the series here on Thursday at Gadaffi stadium. The home side won the opening match by seven wickets followed by six wickets win to outplay the touring side in all departments of t5he game. The Malaysian side is on a ten day preparatory visit of Pakistan and they will play two T20 matches.
The touring captain Ahmed Faiz won the toss for third successive time and elected to bat first. The visitors piled 272 for the loss of six wickets in 45 overs with Ahmed scoring a magnificent unbeaten 139. The home side answered with 273 for 4 in 37.3 overs for a superb win. The home team inning builder Nasir Nawaz played a breezy knock to underline his talent with a variety of shots consuming 67 balls, hammering a dozen of fours and three mighty sixes before openers provided a solid platform to the run chase and scored 50 runs inside eight overs.
The openers Zaid Alam and Abdullah Shafiq scored 66 and 35, respectively. Zahid stroked five fours and two sixes in 62 balls to complete a well deserved half century. Muhammad Saleem added 37 Haris Sohail scored 21 off 12 balls with two sixes before getting out to the leg-spinner Rashid Ahad who took 2 wickets for 64 runs in nine overs. Rashid two for 64 and Shukir 1 for 42 and Wafiq one for 46 were the other wicket takers from Malaysia.
Earlier, Malaysian teams' top scorer Ahmad helped his side to post a good total, smashing 13 fours and six sixes in 125 balls and offered maximum resistance by making light of the home bowling. Syahadat Ramly (29) and Syed Aziz (20) were the other notable scorers of the visiting side. Nasir Nawaz, who also captained Pakistan U-19 team in the Junior Asia Cup recently while talking to APP in his post match comments said, "It was a good match practice for the home team which was mainly consisted of U-19 players.
The visitors had given a great fight and it was a good omen that the our batsmen were chasing the target well. I hope the U-19 players will learn a lot from the series and rejuvenate them for the upcoming junior World Cup". Brief scores. Malaysia: 272-6-10 in 45 overs (Ahmed Faiz 139*, 13x4s, 6x6s, 125 balls, Syed Aziz 20, 4x4s, 1x6, 22 balls, Syahadat Ramly 29, 3X4s,45 balls, Salman Irshad 3-58, Nasir Nawaz 2-51Haris Sohail 1-31 ). NCA youth XI: 273-4 in 37.3 overs (Nasir Nawaz 105*, 12x4s, 3x6s, 67 balls, Zahid Alam 66, 5x4s, 2x6s, 62 balls, Muhammad Saleem 37*, 5x4s, 38 balls, Haris Sohail 21, 2x6s, 12 balls, Rashid Ahad 2-64, Shukri 1-42, Wafiq Irfan 1-46). Umpires: Abdul Muqeet & Muhammad Basit ,Scorer: Azhar Hussain.