Pakistan Under 19 Cricket team has started it’s World Cup series with an extensive win over Zimbabwe, beating the opposition with a 115-run margin at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex in Trinidad and Tobago.
Wicket-keeper-batter Haseebullah Khan set the tone of the win by scoring an impressive 135. In his 155-ball innings, he smacked four sixes and ten fours.
Irfan Khan was the other prominent batter, scoring 75 off just 73 balls. He stroked six fours and a maximum.
The Boys in Green posted a gigantic score of 315/9 after Zeeshan Zameer hit three sixes and remained not out on six-ball 21.
Right-arm medium pacer Alex Falao bagged fifer for Zimbabwe. He conceded 58 runs in his nine overs. Mcgine Dube took three for 68 in his 10 overs.
In reply, Pakistan pacers took wickets at regular intervals and didn’t allow Zimbabwe batters to form partnerships. Zimbabwe was bowled out for 200 in 42.4 overs.
Awais Ali’s magnificent six wicket-haul was the cherry on the top.
The Green Shirts will now face Afghanistan in their next clash of the U19 World Cup at the Brian Lara Cricket Ground.