Despite standout performance Pak U19 team need improvement: Sabih.

ISLAMABAD -- Head coach Sabih Azhar believes that despite its recent standout performance against Bangladesh the Pakistan under 19 cricket team still needed improvement.

Pakistan U19 were arriving back home from Bangladesh on Thursday after a memorable tour, where they won in all three formats - four-day, one-day and T20 against Bangladesh U19.

The series which was played in two cities of Bangladesh - Chattogram and Rajshahi from April 30 to May 17, included a one-off four-day, five-match one-day series and a solitary T20 match.

In the four-day match played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram from April 30 to May 3, Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball. Left-handed opening batter Shahzaib Khan scored 174 runs in the first innings, while left-arm spinner Ali Asfand claimed six wickets in the match and nine wickets were shared amongst pacers Amir Hassan and Mohammad Ismail as Pakistan registered a comprehensive 10-wicket win over the hosts.

In the five-match one-day series, the 17-year-old Shahzaib continued his form and was declared player of the series in Pakistan's 4-1 win. The opening batter scored 264 runs from five matches, which included one century and two half-centuries. His opening partner, Azan Awais, topped the batting charts with 269 runs from five outings in the one-day series. Azan also scored one century and two half-centuries in the series.

In the bowling unit, vice-captain and spinner Ali Asfand bagged 10 wickets. Another left-arm spinner Arafat Minhas and fast bowlers Amir Hassan and Aimal Khan snapped eight wickets each. Left-arm pacer Amir's eight wickets from four matches include figures of five for 24, which was the only five-fer by any bowler in the...

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