Pakistan juniors lose one-day series to BD.

LAHORE -- In a disappointing display, Pakistan lost the one-day series decider to Bangladesh by four wickets at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Monday.

As the morning rain reduced the match to a 42-overs-a-side affair, Ashiqur Rahman Shibli, Parvez Rahman Jibon (57 not out) and captain Ahrar Amin (52) struck half-centuries to help Bangladesh clinch the three-match series 2-1.

Pakistan looked in command when Bangladesh slumped to 113-5 but a responsible sixth-wicket partnership of 85 between Ahrar and Jibon steered Bangladesh home with an over to spare.

Chasing 221, Bangladesh opener Shibli top-scored with a sparkling 56-ball 72 which included 11 fours and two sixes.

Jibon was later named player-of-the-match for his knock featuring five fours and a six.

Bangladesh's decision to bowl first paid dividends as Pakistan lost an early wicket of Mohammad Farooq without scoring to Rohnat Doullah Borson, who took three wickets.

Tayyab Arif then stabilised the Pakistan innings scoring a 104-ball 87 with eight fours and a six. In-form Arafat Minhas helped Pakistan reach a respectable 220 with a belligerent 43, hitting three sixes and three fours.

Arafat was later named player of the series - he racked up 171 runs, which included two...

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