Three of New South Wales’ finest young cricketers have produced solid performances for the Australian Under 16 team in a seven-wicket loss to the Pakistan Under 16s, at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on Friday, in the only T20 match of the visitors’ tour.
The teenage trio of Mac Jenkins, Brock Larance and Tanveer Sangha all made good contributions with the bat and ball in the final match of the Under 16 International Series which also included five limited-overs matches.
The win to Pakistan meant that both sides finished the six-match International series 3-3.
Larance made a quick fire 20 from 14 balls at the top of the order for the Australians, who were sent in to bat at Junction Oval, and posted 5/151 from its allotted 20 overs.
He scored 75 runs from his limited time at the crease during the series at the tremendous strike rate of 111.9.
Both Jenkins and Sangha took two of the three Pakistan wickets to fall during the successful run chase.
Sangha claimed 1-25 from three overs to finish the series as the equal leading wicket-taker.
He joined Pakistan opening bowler Zaman Khan with eight scalps for the tournament at the very respectable average of 18.75.
The left-arm orthodox spin of Jenkins returned 1-32 in the loss. Western Australian Michael Herbst (1-28) was the other wicket-taker.
Pakistan sealed the victory with the second ball of the 18th over.