Promising New South Wales allrounders Brock Larance and Tanveer Sangha have produced stand out performances for the Australian Under 16 team in an authoritative nine-wicket victory over Pakistan Under 16s in the second match of the five-game limited-overs series at Junction Oval in Melbourne on Thursday.
Sangha was the star with the ball for Australia as Pakistan was bowled out for just 59 within 20 overs. The Campbelltown-Camden leg-spinner claimed 4-12 from four overs, while Larance completed the win in style with a frenetic 40 not out from 30 balls.
The aggressive opener from Dubbo hit three fours and four sixes during his rampant knock. An unbeaten 48-run second-wicket partnership between Larance and Victorian Yash Pednekar (16 not out) achieved the win in the 10th over. Australia finished 1/61.
Randwick Petersham left-arm orthodox spinner, Mac Jenkins, also snared a wicket. He collected the very tidy figures of 1-3 from 2.3 overs.
The hosts are now just one win away from claiming the series 3-0 after a tense nine-run victory over Pakistan on Tuesday at Junction Oval.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat, but chaos soon ensued as wickets tumbled.
Pakistan lost its first wicket on the third ball of the match and the situation quickly deteriorated for the tourists.
A 23-run second-wicket partnership between Saim Ayub (11) and Muhammad Umar Emman (17) was the highlight for Pakistan. It lost its last nine wickets for 36 in 14 overs.
Sangha dismantled the Pakistan middle to lower-order and was well supported by the Australian quick men. Opening bowlers Western Australian Michael Herbst (3-23) and Victorian Campbell Griffiths (1-16) claimed three of the first four Pakistan wickets to fall.
Larance also had a hand in the key run out of Hassan Kiani (5), who scored an unbeaten 53 from 74 balls, in the first match. He also claimed a catch.