England Lions tamed as Pakistan A complete series fightback

30 Jan 2016 14:23

Pakistan A completed a fightback from 2-0 down to win the 50-over series against England Lions with a three-wicket victory in the decider in Dubai.

Kent wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings showed his class on a tricky pitch with 89 from 101 balls but the only real support came from Liam Dawson (48) as the Lions were bowled out for 216.

Dawson then took two for 52 with the ball and Tom Curran also claimed a pair of victims, while Jake Ball bowled economically, taking one for 17 from an eight-over spell with two maidens.

But, ultimately, Zohaib Khan (18 not out) and Mohammad Hasan (20 not out) held their nerve to steer Pakistan A to victory with 13 balls remaining.

It was a reversal of the T20 series between the teams before Christmas, in which the Lions came from 2-1 down to win 3-2 after a Super Over.