Pakistan advance to 5th place play-off, while the United Arab Emirates and the Caribbean finish at a high level

UaE ICC U 19 T20Port of Spain: It was a good day to beat second place at the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup, where all three hunting sides came out on top.

Players from United Arab Emirates celebrate it with Plate Trophy after ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Plate final match between United Arab Emirates and Ireland at Queen’s Park Oval on 31 January 2022 in Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago.

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It was a good day to beat second place at the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup, where all three hunting sides came out on top.

Haseebullah Khan’s half-century helped Pakistan secure their place in the 5th place play-off at the expense of Bangladesh, despite a fine tone from Ariful Islam.

The United Arab Emirates convinced winners by eight wickets in the Plate final, Punya Mehra beat the winning runs by 24 overs to overs against Ireland, while the West Indies defeated Zimbabwe by the same margin.

A century between the Bennett twins, David and Brian, gave Zimbabwe hope, but centuries from Teddy Bishop and Kevin Wickham saw the hosts secure 11th place.

Islam ton in vain when Pakistan defeated Bangladesh

Pakistan booked their place in 5th place play-off with a six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in Antigua and Barbuda.

Bangladesh’s innings were dominated by Ariful Islam, who arrived at the rise in the 12th over with his team of 23 for three and set about guiding them to a competitive total.

Islam had fallen for single-digit goals in its two previous rounds at this tournament, but quickly found its track here and brought up its half-century with a brilliant six over long-on.

The 17-year-old continued to lose his partners – Mehran Mumtaz proved to be particularly potent with three for 16 from his 10 overs – but kept his composure and accelerated at the death, beating three sixes in one Awais Ali over to move into the nineties.

His century, from 118 balls, arrived midway through the 49th over, but Islam fell to the next delivery – the ninth wicket falling in an innings, which ended at 175 with four balls left.

Muhammad Shehzad and Haseebullah Khan confidently started in response, adding 76 in 19 overs before the former fell to 36.

Khan hit four fours and four sixes before choosing deep square play at 78, at which point his side only needed 36 more for the win.

Irfan Khan (24) was unlucky to be run out and backed up and Qasim Akram fell for a single, but Abdul Faseeh’s unbeaten 22 gave Pakistan home with 21 balls left.

Pakistan will now host Sri Lanka in 5th place play-off on Thursday, with Bangladesh set to play South Africa for the right to finish seventh.

The United Arab Emirates slipped past Ireland in the plate final

The United Arab Emirates ended their best ever ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup campaign in the style of a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Ireland in the Plate final.

Ireland won the draw and chose to strike, but were quickly in trouble and fell to 27 for three when captain Tim Tector became the second of Jash Giyanani’s two scalps.

Philippus le Roux saved a similar situation against Canada earlier in the tournament but could only make 14 on this occasion as the wickets continued to fall at regular intervals where only the formless opener Jack Dickson showed much in the way of resistance.

Philippe le Roux from Ireland plays a stroke during the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Plate Final match between the United Arab Emirates and Ireland at Queen’s Park Oval on 31 January 2022 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Philippe le Roux from Ireland plays a stroke during the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Plate Final match between the United Arab Emirates and Ireland at Queen’s Park Oval on 31 January 2022 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

The gicketkeeper, who made an unbeaten 78 against Zimbabwe last time, twice managed the ropes on his way to 40 before falling to Dhruv Panashar (two for 15) to leave Ireland, who languished at 91 for six.

Reuben Wilson was the last wicket to fall as Ireland were rejected for 122 in the 46th over, leaving Tector’s side desperate for early scalps.

Their hopes were briefly raised when Parashar was cleared out by Jamie Forbes with the score at 41, but Kai Smith and Punya Mehra quickly eased any UAE nerves.

Smith hit seven boundaries before dropping a run back half a century while Mehra finished with a boom, hitting the final ball in the 26th over six to take his side past their goal and his own total to undefeated 48 .

The victory of the United Arab Emirates secured a ninth place and beat their previous best in 12th place.

Bishop and Wickham centuries secure 11th place for the Caribbean

Teddy Bishop and Kevin Wickham each struck for centuries as the West Indies won an impressive eight-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in 11th-place play-offs.

The host nation has had a mixed tournament but came out determined to finish at a high level where Johann Layne quickly reduced Zimbabwe to 25 for two.

Steven Saul and Brian Bennett stabilized the ship, and when Saul fell for 34, Bennett teamed up with twin brother David to put together an excellent stand for the fourth time.

Both went half a century, and the partnership reached 102 when Brian was caught back in 62, leaving his brother to continue the attack along with Connor Mitchell.

Bennett finished undefeated at 77 and Mitchell looted a 26-ball 42 not out as Zimbabwe finished on what appeared to be a challenging 256 for four.

But after captain Matthew Nandu’s early departure, Bishop and Wickham found a potentially difficult chase to look simple.

The pair rotated the strike effectively and found limits when they needed them, with Wickham hitting 17 fours to beat his partner to three figures.

He quickly fell for 104 while Bishop ensured he was there eventually, finishing undefeated on 112 from 121 balls with 11 fours and a six.

It was left to Rivaldo Clarke to hit the winning runs, which he did by blasting the second ball in the final against six.

After their playoff match was canceled due to COVID-19, Canada finished the tournament in 15th place as a result of having a better net run rate than PNG from all matches played in the event.

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