In a thrilling match on Saturday, Pakistan secured a spot in the semi-finals of the ICC U19 World Cup in Benoni, South Africa, by defeating Bangladesh with a margin of five runs. Pakistan set a target of 156 runs for Bangladesh in match 34 of the tournament. The key to their success was an outstanding bowling performance, with Ubaid Shah leading the charge and limiting Bangladesh to 150 runs.
This victory places Pakistan among the top four teams in the ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup 2024, joining Australia, South Africa, and India in the semi-finals. The upcoming semi-final clash for Pakistan is set against Australia, a team that has maintained an unbeaten record and finished at the top of Group 2 in the competition.
As the tournament progresses, South Africa, securing the second spot in Group 2, is gearing up to face the top team from Group 1 in the semi-finals. India is the likely opponent for South Africa in what promises to be an exciting showdown.
The journey to the semi-finals has been marked by intense competition and remarkable performances, showcasing the emerging talent in youth cricket on the global stage. Cricket enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the semi-final matches, expecting more thrilling moments and competitive cricket in the pursuit of the U19 World Cup title.