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U-19 WC: Pakistan by means of to fifth place play-off, UAE and West Indies end on a excessive

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Haseebullah Khan struck a half-century as Pakistan sealed its place within the fifth-place play-off with a six-wicket victory over Bangladesh regardless of a nice hundred from Ariful Islam within the U-19 World Cup.

Bangladesh’s innings was dominated by Islam, who arrived on the crease within the twelfth over along with his aspect on 23 for 3 and set about guiding them to a aggressive whole.

Islam had fallen for single-figure scores in his two earlier innings on this event however rapidly discovered his groove right here and introduced up his half-century with a wonderful six over long-on.

The 17-year-old continued to lose companions – Mehran Mumtaz proving notably potent with three for 16 from his 10 overs – however saved his composure and accelerated on the loss of life, putting three sixes in a single Awais Ali over to maneuver into the nineties.

His century, from 118 balls, arrived halfway by means of the forty ninth over, however Islam fell to the subsequent supply – the ninth wicket to fall in an innings which was ended on 175 with 4 balls remaining.

Muhammad Shehzad and Haseebullah began confidently in reply, including 76 in 19 overs earlier than the previous fell for 36.

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Khan struck 4 fours and 4 sixes earlier than choosing out the deep sq. leg fielder on 78, by which era his aspect wanted simply 36 extra for victory.

Irfan Khan (24) was unlucky to be run out backing up, and Qasim Akram fell for a single, however Abdul Faseeh’s unbeaten 22 noticed Pakistan dwelling with 21 balls to spare.

Pakistan will tackle Sri Lanka within the fifth-place play-off on Thursday, with Bangladesh to play South Africa for the best to complete seventh.

UAE ease previous Eire in Plate remaining 

The United Arab Emirates concluded its best-ever U-19 World Cup marketing campaign with a cushty eight-wicket win over Eire within the Plate remaining.

Eire gained the toss and selected to bat however was rapidly in hassle, falling to 27 for 3 when captain Tim Tector grew to become the second of Jash Giyanani’s two scalps in Tarouba, Trinidad on Monday.

Philippus le Roux salvaged an identical state of affairs in opposition to Canada earlier within the event however might make simply 14 on this event as wickets continued to fall at common intervals, with solely in-form opener Jack Dickson displaying a lot in the way in which of resistance.

The wicketkeeper twice cleared the ropes on his solution to 40 earlier than falling to Dhruv Panashar (two for 15) to depart Eire languishing on 91 for six.

Eire was dismissed for 122 within the forty sixth over, leaving Tector’s aspect determined for early scalps.

Their hopes have been briefly raised when Parashar was clear bowled by Jamie Forbes with the rating on 41, however Kai Smith and Punya Mehra rapidly eased any UAE nerves.

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Smith hit seven boundaries earlier than falling one run shy of a half-century whereas Mehra completed with a flourish, putting the ultimate ball of the twenty sixth over for six to take his aspect previous their goal and his whole to an unbeaten 48.

UAE’s victory secured a ninth-place end, beating their earlier better of twelfth.

Bishop and Wickham centuries safe Eleventh place for West Indies 

Teddy Bishop and Kevin Wickham every struck centuries as West Indies powered to a powerful eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe within the Eleventh-place play-off.

The host nation has had a blended event however got here out decided to complete on a excessive, with Johann Layne rapidly decreasing Zimbabwe to 25 for 2.

Steven Saul and Brian Bennett steadied the ship and when Saul fell for 34, Bennett joined forces with twin brother David to place collectively a superb fourth-wicket stand.

Each handed half-centuries and the partnership reached 102 when Brian was caught behind for 62, leaving his brother to proceed the cost alongside Connor Mitchell.

Bennett completed unbeaten on 77 and Mitchell plundered a 26-ball 42 not out as Zimbabwe completed on what seemed to be a difficult 256 for 4.

However following the early departure of captain Matthew Nandu, Bishop and Wickham made a doubtlessly tough chase look easy.

The pair rotated the strike successfully and located boundaries after they wanted them, with Wickham putting 17 fours to beat his companion to 3 figures.

He quickly fell for 104 whereas Bishop ensured he was there on the finish, ending unbeaten on 112 from 121 balls with 11 fours and a six.

It was left to Rivaldo Clarke to strike the successful runs, which he did by blasting the second ball of the ultimate over for six.

After their playoff match was cancelled as a consequence of COVID-19, Canada completed the event in fifteenth place on account of having a greater internet run charge than PNG from all matches performed within the occasion.

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