Pak U19 vs AFG U19: Green Boys Registers First U19 World Cup Win, Defeats AFG U19 by 181 runs

Pak U19 Registers First U19 World Cup Win, Defeats AFG U19
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In their debut match at the 2024 ICC U19 World Cup in East London, South Africa, Pak U19 vs AFG U19 the green shirts showcased dominance, defeating Afg U19 by a substantial 181-run margin.


In Pak U19 vs AFG U19 Pakistan chose to bat first, the Pak U19 team posted a formidable total of 284, losing nine wickets in the process. Shahzaib Khan stole the spotlight with a remarkable innings, scoring 106 runs off 126 balls, featuring 10 boundaries and three sixes, exhibiting an impressive strike rate of 84.12. Captain Saad Baig also played a crucial role, contributing 55 runs at a brisk strike rate of 105.76, including 3 boundaries and 4 sixes. Riaz Ullah chipped in with a valuable 46 runs, and Ubaid Shah added a quick 22-run cameo.

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Facing Afghanistan’s bowling attack, Khalil Ahmed stood out with four wickets, while Bashir Ahmed claimed two.

In the second innings, Pakistan’s bowlers maintained pressure throughout. Amir Hassan secured one wicket, conceding 24 runs in 4.2 overs with an economy rate of 5.53. Ubaid Shah was impactful, taking 4 wickets in 7 overs, and giving away 26 runs at an impressive economy rate of 3.71. Mohammad Zeeshan contributed by taking 3 wickets for 17 runs in 5.1 overs with an economy rate of 3.40. Ahmed Hussain bowled a tight spell, capturing one wicket, and conceding 16 runs in 4 overs with an economy rate of 4.00.

Pakistan schedule:

Pakistan v Nepal, January 24, East London

Pakistan v New Zealand, January 27, East London

Pakistan U19 squad:

  1. Saad Baig (captain and wicketkeeper)
  2. Ali Asfand (vice-captain)
  3. Ali Raza
  4. Ahmad Hassan
  5. Amir Hassan
  6. Arafat Minhas
  7. Azan Awais
  8. Haroon Arshad
  9. Khubaib Khalil
  10. Mohammad Zeeshan
  11. Naveed Ahmed Khan
  12. Shahzaib Khan
  13. Shamyl Hussain
  14. Muhammad Riazullah
  15. Ubaid Shah



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