New Delhi. The days of Pakistan’s senior team may not be going well. But, the Under-19 team is shining. In the Under-19 World Cup being played in South Africa, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 10 wickets in a one-sided match. This is Pakistan’s third consecutive win in the league stage of the tournament. With this, Pakistan team has proudly reached the Super-6 round of Under-19 World Cup. Pakistan achieved the target of 141 runs in 25.2 overs without losing any wicket.
For Pakistan, both the batsmen Shahzeb Khan and Shamail Hussain scored half-centuries. This is Shamil’s first half-century in the Under-19 World Cup. While Shamail played an inning of 54 runs in 66 balls, Shahzeb scored unbeaten 80 runs in 86 balls. He hit 10 fours and 3 sixes. Earlier, Pakistan had defeated Nepal and Afghanistan in the group stage matches.
Ubaid took the first three wickets of New Zealand
In this match, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. But, the Kiwi team did not like this. Ubaid Shah had destroyed New Zealand’s top order with his fast bowling. Ubaid dismissed Tom Jones, Luke Watson and Snehit Reddy. After losing 3 wickets within thirty runs, the New Zealand team could never recover.
7 New Zealand batsmen could not cross double figures
From the other end, left-arm spin bowler Arafat Minhas also troubled the New Zealand batsmen. Lachlan Stackpole certainly continued the trend of scoring runs from one end. But, New Zealand’s wickets kept falling from the other end and the entire team collapsed for 140 runs in 38 overs. 7 batsmen of New Zealand could not even touch double figures. Minhas also took three wickets for 6 runs in 5 overs. He also bowled 2 overs maiden.