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Pakistan Defeats New Zealand In U19 CWC 2024

Pakistan Defeats New Zealand In U19 CWC 2024

Pakistan U19’s dominant run continued as they convincingly defeated New Zealand U19 by 10 wickets in their final group match of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2024 held in East London, South Africa.

In pursuit of a target of 141 runs, the Green Shirts showcased their prowess by reaching the mark in just 25.2 overs without losing a single wicket. Openers Shahzaib Khan and Shamyl Hussain orchestrated a match-winning partnership, amassing an unbeaten total of 144 runs. Shahzaib contributed 80 runs, while Shamyl added 54 runs to the scoreboard.

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The early part of the game saw New Zealand U19 winning the toss and opting to bat first. However, this decision backfired as Pakistan’s bowling unit put up a stellar performance. Ubaid Shah, brother of Naseem Shah, and Arfat Minhas emerged as standout bowlers, each claiming three wickets. Their combined efforts played a significant role in limiting the Kiwis to a total of 140 runs.

Ubaid Shah exhibited remarkable bowling skills, concluding with figures of 30-3 in 9 overs. Arfat Minhas complemented this with a superb performance, registering figures of 6-3 in 5 overs. Particularly impressive was Ubaid Shah’s precision in hitting the stumps twice among his three wickets.

The additional support from other bowlers was commendable, with Naveed Ahmed Khan securing 2 crucial wickets, while Muhammad Zeeshan and Ali Asfand each contributing with 1 wicket.

With this resounding victory, Pakistan U19 clinched the top spot in the group, securing their entry into the Super Six stage with ease. The team’s exceptional performance in both batting and bowling has positioned them as a formidable contender in the ongoing U19 Cricket World Cup, reflecting their dominance on the international youth cricket stage.