U19 World Cup 2024: Pakistan Notches Second Win, Defeats Nepal

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U19 World Cup 2024: Pakistan Notches Second Win, Defeats Nepal
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In the 2024 ICC U19 World Cup 2024 held in East London, South Africa, Pakistan secured their second win by defeating Nepal with five wickets remaining.

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Bowling first, Pakistan restricted Nepal to 197 runs. Arafat Manhas took three wickets, while Ubaid Shah and Ahmad Hassan claimed two each. Nepal’s Bipin Rawal is top-scored with 39 runs.

During the chase, opener Shamyl Hussain and Shahzaib Khan contributed 37 each, but the star was Azan Awais with an unbeaten 63. Ahmad Hassan and Haroon Arshad played crucial innings to guide Pakistan’s 2nd victory in the ICC U19 World Cup 2024.

In an earlier match on January 21, Pakistan dominated Afghanistan, posting 284/9. Shahzaib Khan’s impressive century and Saad Baig’s fifty were highlights. The bowling effort, led by Ubaid Shah’s 4-wicket haul and Mohammad Zeeshan’s 3-wicket performance, ensured a convincing 181-run victory.

The article also highlighted Amir Hassan’s tight bowling, conceding 24 runs in 4.2 overs. Ubaid Shah’s impactful 7-over spell resulted in 4 wickets, while Mohammad Zeeshan took 3 wickets for 17 runs in 5.1 overs. Ahmed Hussain, bowling 4 economical overs, took one wicket.

Pakistan U19 squad

Saad Baig (captain and wicketkeeper), Ali Asfand (vice-captain), Ali Raza, Ahmad Hassan, Amir Hassan, Arafat Minhas, Azan Awais, Haroon Arshad, Khubaib Khalil, Mohammad Zeeshan, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Shahzaib Khan, Shamyl Hussain, Muhammad Riazullah and Ubaid Shah.

Pakistan schedule

Pakistan v New Zealand, January 27, East London

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