Pakistan crush Afghanistan in U19 World Cup 2024

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Pakistan on Saturday started their ICC Men’s Under-19 World Cup 2024 campaign on a winning note as they thrashed Afghanistan by 181 runs.

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Pakistan scored 284-9 after electing to bat first at East London’s Buffalo Park. Shahzaib Khan was the standout performer with this century. 

 

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His 106-run knock came off 126 balls and included 10 fours and three sixes. 

 

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He put on a 92-run partnership on the third wicket with captain Saad Baig who struck a fifty as well. The latter struck 52-ball 55 with the help of three boundaries and four maximums. 

 

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Riaz Ullah chipped in with 46 off 49 balls. His knock included five fours and two sixes.

Khalil Ahmed was the pick of Afghanistan bowlers with his four-wicket haul. 

Afghanistan batters had no response to Pakistan’s pacers Hunain Shah and Mohammad Zeeshan in chase of their 285-run target. The duo took seven wickets as the opposition were dismissed for 103 in 26.3 overs.

 

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Ubaid Shah was the destructor-in-chief for Pakistan with his figures of 4-26 in seven overs. Mohammad Zeeshan bagged three wickets and conceded 17 runs in five overs. 

 

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