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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
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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.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 10:23 IST