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Pakistan U-16 Beat Australia By 5 Wickets

Pakistan U-16 recorded a comfortable five-wicket win over Australia U-16 in the first 50-over match of the five-match series at the ICC Cricket Academy.

Batting first, Australia under-16 team bowled out at 170 runs in 44.3 overs. Ahmed Khan and Faisal Akram of Pakistan grabbed three wickets each.

Pakistan chased down the 171-run target for the loss of five wickets in the 40th over to go one-up in the series.

Haseeb Khan was highest scorer for the green shirts with 33 runs.

The second match will be played tomorrow at the same venue.