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ICC U-19 World Cup
Afghanistan clinch Plate title
Sports Reporter
Published :Saturday, 13 February, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 10

Afghanistan U-19 Cricket Team emerged Plate Championship and claimed the ninth position in the 11th ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup beating Zimbabwe U-19 Cricket Team by 5-wicket at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox's Bazar on Friday.
In the day's other matches, Pakistan U-19 Cricket Team defeated England U-19 Cricket Team by 7 wickets and finished fifth in the 5th place play-off match at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah while South Africa Under-19 Cricket Team won by 138 runs against New Zealand Under-19 Cricket Team in the 11th place play-off match at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground in Cox's Bazar.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe
Tariq Stanikzai's unbeaten century helped the ICC associate nation Afghanistan to seal the victory with 19 balls remaining. Chasing a moderate target of 217 runs in the plate final, Afghanistan reached their winning destination scoring 218 for 5.
Tariq, who was adjudged man of the match, scored 106 runs off 142 balls whacking 10 fours and two sixes while tail-ender Rashid Khan hit an unbeaten half century of 55 balls hitting five fours and two sixes.
Jeremy Ives took two wickets for 36 runs while Kundai Matigimu, Brandon Mavuta and Rugare Magarira took one wicket each for Zimbabwe.
Earlier, batting first after winning the toss, Zimbabwe scored 216 runs for 9 in 50 overs riding on the two half centuries by William Mashinge and Ryan Murray.
Mashinge scored 66 off 92 balls with five boundaries while Ryan Murray made 53 runs off 49 balls hitting nine fours and one six.
Zia-ur-Rehman and Muslim Musa picked up three wickets each for 33 and 38 runs respectively.

Pakistan vs England
England scored 264 runs for seven wickets after being sent into bat first.
Sam Curran made 83 runs off 107 balls with 11 fours while Tom Moores contributed 47. Seamer Sameen Gul and Saif Ali picked up two wickets each for 42 and 37 runs respectively.
Opener Zeeshan Malik led Pakistan scorecard with 93 off 105 balls hitting 15 boundaries and he was named the man of the match.
Saif was unbeaten on 75 and the impressive Mohsin made 39 not out as Pakistan won in the 44th over.

SAfrica vs New Zealand
The tournament's defending champion South Africa finished 11th with a huge win against New Zealand.
Dean Foxcroft hit 117 of 137 balls with 13 fours and one six as South Africa piled up 288 for six after being sent into bat first.
In reply, New Zealand could manage only 150 with Finn Allen top-scoring with 40.
Wiaan Mulder claimed four wickets for 14 runs and Ziyaad Abrahams took two for 37.

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