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Pakistan finish third in U19 Cricket World Cup

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 8, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 week ago
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Posted: Feb 8, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 week ago
Pakistan finish third in U19 Cricket World Cup

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Pakistan finished third in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup after the third position play-off against New Zealand on Saturday was abandoned due to rain.

The game was called off without a single ball being bowled and Pakistan finished third courtesy of more wins in the group stage.

The final will be an all-Asian affair as defending champions India play Bangladesh on Sunday.

Pakistan started off with a 10-wicket victory over Scotland before beating Zimbabwe by 38 runs to secure their place in the quarter-finals. Their final round-robin fixture against Bangladesh was abandoned due to rain.

Rohail Nazir’s men picked up a six-wicket win against Afghanistan in the quarter-final before bowing out of the competition following a 10-wicket loss to India.

On the other hand, New Zealand’s first game of the tournament against Japan was abandoned due to rain. The Black Caps went on to beat Sri Lanka by three wickets. They suffered a 44-run defeat under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) Method.

They advanced to the quarter-final stage where they beat West Indies by two wickets before getting eliminated by Bangladesh in the semis after losing by six wickets.

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