Pakistan Beats Afghanistan in U19 World Cup Opener.
Young Greens Unleash Firepower in U19 WC Opener! Pakistan Cruises Past Afghanistan!
Pakistan’s Under-19 cricket team roared into the ICC U19 World Cup with a dominant 181-run victory over Afghanistan in South Africa on Saturday.
The Green Brigade showcased batting prowess and bowling finesse to leave their opponents well behind.
Shahzaib Khan, Pakistan’s batting mainstay, stole the show with a stunning century, anchoring the innings with a masterful display of power and timing.
Captain Saad Baig added fuel to the fire with a quickfire 55, peppering his knock with boundaries and sixes, pushing the total to a commanding 284.
Pakistan’s bowlers then turned up the heat, with Ubaid Shah leading the charge. The pace ace tore through the Afghan batting lineup, claiming a career-best four wickets for just 26 runs in his seven overs.
Muhammad Zeeshan chimed in with a tidy 3/17, leaving Afghanistan reeling at a meager 103.
This decisive victory sets the stage for Pakistan’s next clash against Nepal on January 24, where they’ll look to maintain their winning momentum.
Meanwhile, India also opened their campaign with a convincing win over Bangladesh, overcoming a cautious start to eventually secure a comfortable victory.
With two exciting results already in the books, the U19 World Cup promises to be a thrilling ride filled with young talent and nail-biting matches. Buckle up and get ready for more cricketing action!
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