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12 February 201622:12

Zeeshan’s 93 and Saif’s 75 not out helps Pakistan finish fifth

Afghanistan beats Zimbabwe to win Plate Championship final in an historic first ever Plate victory

Zeeshan’s 93 and Saif’s 75 not out helps Pakistan finish fifth
 - Cricket News
Pakistan ended its campaign in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 on a winning note, defeating England by seven wickets in Fatullah on Friday to finish fifth in the 16-nation tournament.

England scored 264 for seven after being sent in to bat with Sam Curran making 83 (107b, 11x4) and Tom Moores contributing 47. Seamer Sameen Gul took two wickets for 42 runs and Saif Ali snapped up two for 37.



Opener Zeeshan Malik led Pakistan’s charge with 93 (105b, 15x4), before Saif Badar and Hasan Mohsin clinched an emphatic victory with an unbeaten stand of 67 for the fourth wicket.

Saif was unbeaten on 75 (80b, 5x4, 3x6) and the impressive Mohsin made 39 not out as Pakistan won in the 44th over.



Afghanistan won the Plate Championship and claimed the ninth position by defeating Zimbabwe by five wickets in Cox’s Bazar.

Chasing Zimbabwe’s 216 for nine, the Afghans slipped to 123 for five in the 31st over before Tariq Stanikzai and Rashid Khan turned the game around with an unbroken stand of 95 for the sixth wicket.



Stanikzai returned unbeaten on 106 (142b, 10x4, 2x6) with Rashid making 55 not out (50b, 5x4, 2x6). For Zimbabwe, Jeremy Ives took two wickets for 36 runs.

The tournament’s defending champion, South Africa, which failed to make the Super League, finished 11th with a 138-run win over New Zealand in Cox’s Bazar.

Dean Foxcroft hit 117 (137b, 13x4, 1x6), Rivaldo Moonsamy made 51 (43b 3x4, 3x6) and Wandile Makwetu scored an unbeaten 24-ball 50 with seven fours and two sixes as South Africa piled up 288 for six after being sent in to bat.

New Zealand was shot out for 150 in reply with Finn Allen top-scoring with 40. Wiaan Mulder claimed four wickets for 14 runs and Ziyaad Abrahams took two for 37.

Summarised scores:

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)

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)

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)

Forthcoming matches

13 Feb - Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, Fatullah (3rd/4th place play-off)

14 Feb - India v West Indies, Mirpur (Final)