Pakistan Under-19s romped to the semifinal of the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup after beating their Afghan counterparts by six wickets during their Super League quarterfinal match at Willowmoore Park in Benoni yesterday.
Electing to bat, Afghanistan managed to score 189 in 49.1 overs before being bundled out. Afghanistan did not have any big partnerships going as skipper Farhan Zhakil’s 55-ball 40 at the top and another 41-ball 30 from Abdul Rahman at the death helped Afghanistan reach the sub-par total. For Pakistan, right-arm pacer Mohammad Amir Khan shone the brightest with the ball, scalping three for 58.
After the exchange, riding on a 76-ball 64 from opener Mohammad Huraira, Pakistan got over the line with 53 balls to spare. Pakistan will face India in the semifinal in Potchefstroom on February 4.