Pakistan finishes fifth; Afghanistan wins the plate championship

Afghanistan U19

Melbourne/Cricnepal – Pakistan defeated England U19 by seven wickets to finish fifth position in the ICC U19 Cricket World 2016 in Fatullah on Friday.

Pakistan won the toss and opted to field. England made 264/7 in their 50 overs. Sam Curran (83) was the highest scorer for England while Tom Moores managed 47. Saif Ali and Sameen Gul took two wickets each.

Pakistan chased the target with 41 balls remaining with 7 wickets in hand to finish fifth in the 16 nation tournament. Zeeshan Malik’s 93 (105b, 15×4) and Saif Badar’s unbeaten 75 (80b, 5×4, 3×6) runs took away the game from England.

5th/6th place play-off – Pakistan beat England by seven wickets at Fatullah
England 264-7, 50 overs (Sam Curran 83, Tom Moores 47; Sameen Gul 2-42)
Pakistan 265-3, 43.1 overs (Zeeshan Malik 93, Saif Badar 75 not out, Hasan Mohsin 39 not out)

Meanwhile, Afghanistan clinched the plate championship trophy by defeating Zimbabwe by five wickets in Cox’s Bazar. Afghanistan chased the 216 runs made by Zimbabwe with 19 balls remaining. At one stage, they slipped to 123/5 in 31st over but a 95 runs partnership between Tariq Stanikzai (106) and Rashid Khan (55 not out) turned the game around and won the match by 5 wickets.

Plate Championship final for 9th/10th places – Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in Cox’s Bazar
Zimbabwe 216-9, 50 overs (Ryan Murray 53, William Mashinge 66; Zia-ur-Rehman 3-33, Muslim Musa 3-38)
Afghanistan 218-5, 46.5 overs (Tariq Stanikzai 106 not out, Rashid Khan 55 not out; Jeremy Ives 2-36)

Similarly, Defending champion South Africa U19 ended their campaign by thrashing New Zealand U19 by 138 runs to secure 11th position. South African scored 288/6 in their 50.0 overs and bundled out New Zealand for 150 runs in 38.4 overs.

11th/12th place play-off – South Africa beat New Zealand by 138 runs in Cox’s Bazar
South Africa 288-6, 50 overs (Dean Foxcroft 117, Rivaldo Moonsamy 51, Wandile Makwetu 50 not out; Aniket Parikh 2-33)
New Zealand 150 all out, 38.4 overs (Finn Allen 40; Wiaan Mulder 4-14, Ziyaad Abrahams 2-37)