Wash-out gives Pakistan third position in ICC U19 CWC
Feb.1 (CRICKETNMORE) - Two-time champions Pakistan claimed third position at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 after their third-fourth position play-off against Afghanistan was washed-out without a ball being bowled at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown on Thursday.
Afghanistan and Pakistan were in Group D and though Afghanistan defeated Pakistan in their opener, Pakistan topped the group after Afghanistan suffered a surprise defeat against Ireland in their last group match.
While this is Afghanistan’s best finish in an ICC U19 Cricket World Cup after they claimed 16th, 10th, seventh and ninth positions in the 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 events, respectively, this is the third time Pakistan have finished third after 2000 and 2010. Pakistan’s worst performance in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup was in 2012 when they finished eighth.
ICC Media Release