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The dream of becoming Pakistan's champion was shattered


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Townsville / Australia: Pakistan team dreaming of becoming champions in ICC U-19 World Cup gets closer to achieving the worst position in history, West Indies also controlled by 16 runs in the fifth-place playoffs semifinal. Offered a non-standard game and the team failed to chase down an easy target of 183 runs, they will now face Bangladesh in the seventh-position match on Friday. According to details, the Pakistani team that won the title in 2004 and 2006 this year gave the nation nothing but disappointment, never before they came in fourth but now they have to play the seventh match.

West Indies' decision to bat first after winning the toss at Andover Park on Wednesday proved to be wrong, with four wickets going up until the half-century, with three of them left-arm pacer Mir Hamza, when the score reached 72. So half the team was off, captain and opener Brathwaite kept one end up but after the completion of the West Indian innings they were run out, they scored 39 runs, then the bowlers slowed down and the last 4. Steven Kataru scored 35 and Davis made 24, Caribbean side scored 182 runs in 49 overs. The hosts took two wickets.

In reply Green Shirts lost 2 wickets for just 20 runs, Sami Aslam and Imam ul Haq were limited to 2,2 runs, Captain Babar Azam and Amrohaid contributed to the innings 51 runs, but then added 3 wickets for 23 runs. Pakistan fell to the back foot again after falling, Babar (38) scored the wicket after being set in the second match, Amroheid scored 31 runs, the team could not handle it and finally came out 166 runs in 48.3 overs. Done, Mohammad Nawaz scored 28, Man of the Match Darwin Davis took three and Jones took 2 wickets.

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