LAHORE – Superb unbeaten ton by Babar Azam helped Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Under-19 XI to score 113-run victory against British Universities Charity XI here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.

Pakistan Under-19 team after electing to bat first piled up 215 runs for the loss of four wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Sami Aslam, who played brilliantly against universities team in the first one-day match and guided his team to victory, scored 32 runs off 19 balls with the help of seven boundaries.

Babar Azam played brilliant knock of unbeaten 121 runs off 65 balls laced with 15 fours and two sixes and earned the man of the match award. Saad Ali was also added 27 runs in team’s total. Though the bowling of Universities XI was not too good but they made Pakistan batsmen struggle and did not allow them to score easily. Mumtaz Habib, Umair Javed, Shahid Ilyas and James Wallace took one wickets each.

British Universities XI, in reply, were bundled out for 102 runs in 19.3 overs. The key scorer for Universities team was Shahid Ilyas who played brilliant knock of 40 runs off 38 balls with the help of six fours. James Wallace scored 18 runs with two fours and one six while Mumtaz Habib remained unbeaten with 14 runs.

Azizullah was the pick of the pack as he chipped in with four wickets for 22 runs while Usman Qadir claimed two wickets for 28 runs.  Ahsan Raza and Zameer Haider supervised the match while Shozab Raza acted as TV umpire.