International Nepal U19 Cricket

Nepal faces Pakistan for fifth Place Play-off Semi-final

Melbourne/Cricnepal – Nepal U19 cricket team will play against Pakistan at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah on Tuesday February 9 for the fifth place play-off Semi-final of ongoing ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016.

On Monday (Feb.8), West Indies stunned Pakistan by five wickets to enter semi-finals. They will take on host Bangladesh in the second semi-final in Mirpur on thursday while India meets Sri Lanka in Tuesday’s first semi-final at the same venue.

Pakistan’s defeat prevented an all-Asian semi-final despite wicketkeeper/batsman Umaid Masood’s man of the match-winning performance of 113(114), but the West Indies played better all-round cricket to emerge deserved winner.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe upset the tournament’s defending champion South Africa by eight wickets to enter the Plate Championship final for teams that finished outside the top eight. Zimbabwe will take on the winner of the other semi-final between Afghanistan and New Zealand in the final on 12 February.

In a play-off for minor placings, Scotland defeated Fiji by 76 runs in another Plate match in Cox’s Bazar.

Upcoming matches

9 Feb – India v Sri Lanka, Mirpur (Super League semi-final)
9 Feb – New Zealand v Afghanistan, Cox’s Bazar (Plate Championship semi-final)
9 Feb – Nepal v Pakistan, Fatullah (5th place play/off semi-final)
10 Feb – England v Namibia, Fatullah (5th place play/off semi-final)
10 Feb – Ireland v Scotland, Cox’s Bazar (13th/14th place play/off)
11 Feb – Bangladesh v West Indies, Mirpur (Super League semi-final)
11 Feb – 7th place play/off, Fatullah (teams TBC)
11 Feb – Canada v Fiji, Cox’s Bazar (15th /16th place play/off)

With inputs from ICC Media

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