Get ready for an exciting encounter as Pakistan Under-19 (PK-U19) takes on Afghanistan Under-19 (AF-U19) in Match 5 of the Under 19 World Cup 2024 at Buffalo Park in East London. This highly anticipated tournament features 16 teams divided into four groups, with both Pakistan Under-19 and Afghanistan Under-19 placed in Group D. The head-to-head record favors Pakistan Under-19 with a 4-1 advantage over Afghanistan Under-19 in the last five years, setting the stage for an intriguing battle.
Pakistan Under-19’s last warm-up match against England Under-19 ended in a closely contested encounter. England Under-19 secured a nine-run victory in the D/L method, with the overs reduced. Pakistan Under-19 posted a total of 172 runs for the loss of all wickets in 33 overs in response to England Under-19’s 183 runs for six wickets in 34 overs. Shahzaib Khan’s 38 runs and Ahmed Hussain’s 44 runs were notable contributions, while Naveed Ahmed Khan chipped in with crucial wickets, taking two in the match.
Afghanistan Under-19 enters this fixture following a convincing warm-up match against England Under-19. Afghanistan Under-19 posted a formidable total of 238 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 50 overs. Numan Shah’s 65 runs and Sohail Khan Zurmati’s 52 runs were pivotal in setting up the win. The bowlers, led by Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar’s five-wicket haul, bundled out England Under-19 for 171 runs in 39 overs.