U-19 World Cup: Pakistan finish 3rd, best-ever show for Afghanistan

Updated: Feb 02, 2018, 09:05 IST | PTI

Two-time champions Pakistan claimed third position at the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 after their third-fourth position play-off match against Afghanistan was washed-out yesterday without a ball being bowled, here

Pakistan players arrive for lunch after their U-19 World Cup match against Afghanistan was abandoned due to wet weather. Pic/ICC
Pakistan players arrive for lunch after their U-19 World Cup match against Afghanistan was abandoned due to wet weather. Pic/ICC

Two-time champions Pakistan claimed third position at the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 after their third-fourth position play-off match against Afghanistan was washed-out yesterday without a ball being bowled, here.

Afghanistan and Pakistan were in Group D and though Afghanistan defeated Pakistan in their opener, Pakistan topped the group after Afghanistan suffered a surprise defeat against Ireland in their last group match. While this is Afghanistan's best finish in an ICC U-19 World Cup after they claimed 16th, 10th, seventh and ninth positions in the 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 respectively, this is the third time Pakistan finished third after 2000 and 2010.

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