Pakistan’s U19 Cricket Team Clinches a Thrilling Win, Defeating Nepal by 5 Wickets in the 2024 U19 World Cup

U19 World Cup 2024: The ICC organizes the U19 World Cup every two years to encourage young talent, and this time again, the ICC has hosted the U19 World Cup. The U19 World Cup 2024 took place in South Africa, starting from January 19th, and every match has been filled with exciting moments. In this series, the Pakistan U19 cricket team had an exhilarating victory over the Nepal U19 cricket team, defeating them by five wickets. This match is currently the talk of the town. So let’s delve into the game played between Pak U19 and Nep U19.

Nepal U19 vs Pakistan U19 Match Highlights

Pakistan's U19 Cricket Team Clinches a Thrilling Win, Defeating Nepal by 5 Wickets in the 2024 U19 World Cup

In Match number 14 of the U19 World Cup 2024, Nepal’s U19 cricket team faced Pakistan’s U19 cricket team, resulting in a closely contested battle between the two teams. However, in the end, Pakistan U19 team emerged victorious with 5 wickets remaining. In this match, Dev Khanal, the captain of Nepal U19 cricket team, won the toss and decided to bat first. However, this decision proved to be quite wrong as Pakistani bowlers dominated, restricting their team to a score of 197.

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Batting of Nepal U19 cricket team

In the batting performance of Nepal’s U19 cricket team, Bipin Rawal emerged as the top scorer against the lethal bowling attack of Pakistan’s U19 cricket team, contributing the highest with 39 runs. In his innings, he hit 4 boundaries and 1 six. The second-highest run-scorer for Nepal was Deepak Dumre, who scored 26 runs with 1 six. During this phase, Arafat Minhas from the Pakistan team took the most wickets, dismissing 3 batsmen. Apart from Arafat, Ahmad Hassan and Ubaid Shah also achieved 2 successful dismissals each.

Run Chase by Pakistan U19 team

Pakistan U19 team began their innings chasing 197 runs with a solid partnership from Shamyl Hussain (37) and Shahzaib Khan (37), contributing an impressive 80 runs together and providing the team with a good start. However, as the 22nd over approached, Pakistan faced the first setback with the dismissal of Shamyl Hussain, triggering a sequence of wickets falling. Just two balls after Hussain’s dismissal, Shahzaib also lost his wicket, intensifying the pressure on the Pakistan team.

The batsmen who came under this pressure tried to recover, but in the 26th and 28th overs, 2 wickets fell. Due to the continuous fall of wickets in the Pakistan U19 team, winning became quite challenging for them. However, Azan Awais did not give up and held his ground at one end. Azan Awais played a superb unbeaten inning of 63 runs against Nepal, leading the team to a fantastic victory. Pakistan achieved the target, scoring 201 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 47.4 overs.

Top performers from Pakistan U19 team

Batting: Azan Awais – 63* Runs, Balls – 82, Fours – 6, Sixes – 0
Shamyl Hussain – 37 Runs, Balls – 59, Fours – 4, Sixes – 1
Shahzaib Khan – 37 Runs, Balls – 70, Fours – 3, Sixes – 1

Bowling: Arafat Minhas – 10 Overs, 23 Runs, 3 Wickets, Econ. 2.30
Ahmad Hassan – 3 Overs, 12 Runs, 2 Wickets, Econ. 4.00
Ubaid Shah – 8 Overs, 48 Runs, 1 Wickets, Econ. 6.00

Top performers from Nepal U19 team

Batting: Bipin Rawal – 39 Runs, Balls – 68, Fours – 4, Sixes – 1
Deepak Dumre – 26 Runs, Balls – 58, Fours – 0, Sixes – 1
Dev Khanal – 23 Runs, Balls – 37, Fours – 3, Sixes – 0

Bowling: Aakash Chand – 9 Overs, 34 Runs, 3 Wickets, Econ. 3.77
Dipesh Kandel – 8 Overs, 34 Runs, 1 Wickets, Econ. 4.25
Aakash Tripathi – 2 Overs, 10 Runs, 1 Wickets, Econ. 5.00

Position of both teams in Under 19 World Cup 2024 Points Table

With this victory, the Pakistan team has claimed the top position in the Group Stage of the Points Table in the Under 19 World Cup 2024. Pakistan has been placed in Group D in the Under 19 World Cup 2024, and so far, they have played 2 matches, winning both. With this win, they are leading the points table. Meanwhile, the Nepal U19 team is currently in the third position in Group D due to consecutive losses in 2 matches.

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