Pakistan Defeat New Zealand in U-19 World Cup 2012
BUDERIM: Former world champions Pakistan U-19 team defeated New Zealand with five wickets in its last round match Thursday at John Blanck Oval in Buderim, Geo News reported.
Pakistan is now set to face its arch-rival India in a mouth-watering quarterfinal clash in ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2012 on Monday, August 20.
Two-time former champion India won their match against against Papua New Guinea by 107 runs in Group C fixture at Endeavour Park 1.
In today’s match, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. New Zealand’s middle order batsman Henry Walsh was the only top scorer with 33 runs while middle order Robert O’Donnell made 29. New Zealand was restricted to 152 runs.
Pakistan’s Zia-ul-Haq took 2 wickets for 27 while Mohammad Nawaz also took 2 wickets for 37 and received man of the match award.
In reply, Pakistan’s middle order batsman Imam-ul-Haq was the top scorer with 40 runs while middle order batsman Saad Ali made 32 paving way to an easy win over Kiwis. Pakistan accomplished the target in 31.2 overs.
Pakistan has now secured the top position with six points in Group B.
England sets 274 (50.0) runs target against Nepal in Group A match. Bangladesh defeated Namibia by 7 wickets in their group match. via: thenews.com.pk
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