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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

Under-19 cricket World Cup 2018: Pakistan awarded third place after rain washes out match

Pakistan were awarded third place on the basis of topping Group D while Afghanistan were second during the Under-19 cricket World Cup 2018.

cricket Updated: Feb 01, 2018 10:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Afghanistan vs Pakistan third place match in Queenstown was washed out on Thursday.
The Afghanistan vs Pakistan third place match in Queenstown was washed out on Thursday.(Cricket World Cup/Twitter)

The third place play-off match of Under-19 cricket World Cup 2018 between Pakistan and Afghanistan was washed out without a ball being bowled at the Queenstown Events Centre on Thursday.

Pakistan were awarded a third place finish as they had finished atop their group, and importantly ahead of Afghanistan, during the league stage.

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Heavy overnight rain and a persistent morning drizzle forced the match to be abandoned. Pakistan had topped Group D while Afghanistan were second. While teams had two wins and one loss each, Pakistan had a far better net run rate.

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During the semi-finals, Pakistan were thrashed by arch-rivals India by 203 runs at Christchurch on January 30 while Australia had defeated Afghanistan by six wickets a day before on the same ground.

The final will be played between India and Australia in Mount Maunganui on Saturday.