Brisbane, A big hundred by Ben Foakes, a near ton by Daniel Bell-Drummond and some moments of brilliance from the Overton twins Jamie and Craig, delivered an encouraging five wickets victory for England against Pakistan in a warm-up match of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 here.
England won a high-scoring game at Redlands, thanks to 133 off 119 balls from Foakes. The Essex wicket-keeper belted 14 fours and five sixes as he helped his side chase down Pakistan s 281 for six with 36 balls to spare.
Craig Overton was 30 not out after his twin Jamie had taken three wickets and pulled off a key run-out in the Pakistan innings which revolved around a classy century from Saeed Ali.
Saeed hit a neat 100 from 93 balls, including eight fours and a six, before Overton s run-out in the 45th over stymied Pakistan s charge. A solid 79 from No.3 Imam Ul-Haq, nephew of former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, got the Pakistan innings off to a promising start.
Apart from running out Saeed, Jamie Overton picked up 3-22 from seven overs.
England beat Pakistan by five wickets at Fred Kratzman Oval, Redlands
Pakistan 281-6 (Saeed Ali 100, Inam Ul-Haq 79, Jamie Overton 3-22): England 283-5 (Ben Foakes 133, Daniel Bell-Drummond 91, Usman Qadir 2-48)