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Australia U16 beat Pak to level series

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LAHORE: An all-round performance by Noah McFadyen and Nivethan Radhakrishnan helped Australia U16 to a three-wicket win over Pakistan U16 in the second 50-over match of the five-match series at the ICC Academy in Dubai today. 
The result left the series tied at 1-1. Pakistan had won the first match on Wednesday by five wickets, with the third match to be played on Sunday, January 13, said the information made available by the Pakistan Cricket Board here.
Today on Friday, the visitors chased down the target of 192 for the loss of seven wickets in 42.1 overs after their bowlers had done a commendable job to restrict Pakistan U16 to 191 for seven in their allotted 50 overs.
McFadyen and Radhakrishnan shared a match-winning 100-run partnership for the fifth wicket after their team had slipped to 68 for four in the 20th over.
McFadyen counterattacked with some style, hitting one six and nine fours in his 57-ball 59. Radhakrishnan batted equally well for his 59 that came off 85 balls and included nine fours.
For Pakistan, Ahmed Khan and captain Umer Eman took two wickets each.
Pakistan, electing to bat first, were rescued by the seventh wicket pair of Aseer Mughal and Ahmed Khan after their side was reduced to 94 for six in the 31st over. The two added 82 for the seventh wicket to help Pakistan finish at a respectable 191 for seven.
Ahmed, who was the star performer in the opening match with a three-wicket haul, proved his worth with the bat on Friday when he hit a stroke-filled 55 not out off 52 balls that included three sixes and three fours.
Aseer batted with caution, using 93 balls for his 44 that included two fours.
Kashif Ali was the other notable scorer, hitting six fours in his 31, while Umer Eman (17) and Sameer Saqib (19) added 39 runs for the third wicket.
For Australia, fast bowler McFadyen was the pick of the bowlers when he dismissed both the openers and added Aseer’s scalp to end with figures of three for 42.
Radhakrishnan took two wickets in 10 economical overs in which he gave away 24 runs. Keegan de Koker was the successful bowler, taking two wickets for 32 runs.
Scores in brief: Australia U16 beat Pakistan U16 by three wickets
Pakistan U16 191-7, 50 overs (Ahmed Khan 55 not out, Aseer Mughal 44, Kashif Ali 31; Noah McFadyen 3-42, Nivethan Radhakrishnan 2-24) Australia U16 192-7, 42.1 overs (Noah McFadyen 59, Nivethan Radhakrishnan 59, Shobit Singh 23; Umer Eman 2-27, Ahmed Khan 2-30)
Next match – third 50-over match, 13th January. 

South Africa, first innings
A. Markram c Sarfraz Ahmed b Faheem Ashraf 90
D. Elgar c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas 5
H. Amla c Asad Shafiq b Shadab Khan 41
T. de Bruyn lbw b Mohammad Abbas 49
Zubayr Hamza c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 41
T. Bavuma c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 8
Q. de Kock c Mohammad Abbas b Faheem Ashraf 18
V. Philander lbw b Hasan Ali 1
K. Rabada c Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali 0
D. Steyn not out 2
D. Olivier c Mohammad Abbas b Faheem Ashraf 0
Extras (lb2, nb4, w1) 7
Total (77.4 overs) 262
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Elgar), 2-132 (Markram), 3-154 (Amla), 4-229 (De Bruyn), 5-238 (Bavuma), 6-244 (Hamza), 7-249 (Philander), 8-257 (Rabada), 9-262 (De Kock)
Bowling: Mohammad Amir 15.4-2-36-2 (1nb), Mohammad Abbas 18-6-44-2, Hasan Ali 17-3-75-2 (1w), Faheem Ashraf 15-2-57-3 (3nb), Shadab Khan 10-2-39-1, Asad Shafiq 2-0-9-0

Pakistan, first innings
Imam-ul-Haq not out 10
Shan Masood c De Kock b Philander 2
Azhar Ali c De Kock b Philander 0
Mohammad Abbas not out 0
Extras (lb5) 5
Total (2 wkts, 9 overs) 17
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Masood), 2-6 (Azhar)
Bowling: Steyn 5-1-11-0, Philander 4-3-1-2
To bat: Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali

Match situation: Pakistan trail by 245 runs with eight wickets remaining in the first innings
Toss: South Africa

Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (IND), Joel Wilson (WIN)
TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

 

 

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Loss against India: Resolution seeking resignation of PCB chairman, others submitted

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LAHORE: A resolution was tabled in the Punjab Assembly today seeking removal of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani, Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and other responsible for the defeat against India in ICC World Cup 2019 yesterday.

Pakistan lost against arch-rivals India by 89 runs in the mega clash in Old Trafford, Manchester.

The resolution, submitted by PML-N leader Aziza Fatima, stated that people of the country were angry over Pakistan’s defeat against India.

It further stated that neither the PCB planned for the world cup nor it could induct extraordinary player in the team due to which disappointment prevails among the masses.

The resolution further demanded all the responsible including the PCB chairman and chief selector be removed immediately.

 

 

 

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Sarfaraz stands by decision to field first against India, acknowledges team’s shortcomings

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MANCHESTER: Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has said that his decision to choose field first after winning the toss was ‘good’ for the team as the weather conditions had brought moisturizer to the pitch.

In a post-match press conference following the team’s defeat to India yesterday, Sarfaraz said that Pakistan faced defeat because the team did not perform well in all three departments.

India thrashed Green Shirts with a 89-run victory via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the tournament’s most anticipated group match.

Pakistan loses against India in ICC CWC 2019 by 89 runs

 

 

 

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‘We need to win all remaining games,’ says South Africa skipper

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CARDIFF: Faf du Plessis said South Africa must win all their remaining games if they are to have any chance of reaching the World Cup semi-finals after they notched their first win against Afghanistan on Saturday.

The Proteas endured a torrid start to their campaign in England and Wales, losing their first three matches before a no result against the West Indies.

But the outcome never looked in doubt in Cardiff, with man-of-the-match Imran Tahir taking four wickets as South Africa bundled Afghanistan out for a meagre 125 before cantering to victory by nine wickets.

South Africa skipper Du Plessis said his players had upped their game in the match, which was reduced to 48 overs per side after two rain delays.

“Hopefully this is a real confidence booster for everyone on the team,” he said. “And there’s a little bit of weight that you feel that’s off your shoulders now, so now the guys — we know what’s lying ahead.

“We need to win every game that we play. But today was a really good step in the right direction.”

South Africa, missing injured paceman Dale Steyn, lost to England, Bangladesh and India before picking up a point in their rain-ruined match against the West Indies.

Their win on Saturday lifts them to seventh in the 10-team table after five matches but their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals by reaching the top four are remote, with New Zealand and Australia still to come in their remaining four games.

South Africa took their time in chasing down their target but Afghanistan, who look out of their depth at the World Cup, did not have the weapons to trouble their opponents.

Hashim Amla (41 not out) and Quinton de Kock (68), put on 104 for the first wicket before Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib had De Kock caught by Mohammad Nabi.

Amla and Andile Phehlukwayo saw South Africa over the line as they reached their revised target of 127 in the 29th over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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