In their first-ever ICC U19 World Cup game in 2024, Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 181 runs on Saturday in East London, South Africa. The Men in Green chose to bat first and scored 284 with nine wickets lost.
Pakistan beat Afghanistan in their first U19 World Cup match
With a score of 106 runs in a superb innings, Shahzaib Khan was the player who stood out. With an impressive strike rate of 84.12, his durable knock, which covered 126 balls and featured 10 boundaries and three sixes, was impressive.
In addition to being a vital member of the batting lineup, captain Saad Baig scored an impressive 55 runs. With a fast strike rate of 105.76, he hit three boundaries and an astounding four sixes during his innings.
Ubaid Shah had a brilliant 22-run cameo, and Riaz Ullah made a vital 46. The standout bowler for Afghanistan was Khalil Ahmed, who took four wickets, while Bashir Ahmed took two. Pakistan exerted constant pressure on their opponent early in the second innings. With an economy rate of 5.53 over 4.2 overs, Amir Hassan took one wicket and gave up 24 runs.
Ubaid Shah made a significant contribution, bowling seven overs, taking four wickets, and giving up 26 runs at a remarkable economy rate of 3.71. He made a major contribution to his team’s bowling performance by holding the opponents under strain.
With an economy rate of 3.40, Mohammad Zeeshan took 3 wickets for 17 runs in 5.1 overs. After bowling four overs at an economy rate of four dollars and conceding sixteen runs while getting one wicket, Ahmed Hussain had a tight spell.