Bloemfontein, January 23: New Zealand knocked Sri Lanka out of the U-19 World Cup with a three-wicket win while Afghanistan joined them in the quarterfinals following a 160-run victory over United Arab Emirates in Bloemfontein on Wednesday (January 22).
Chasing 243, New Zealand needed six runs off the final two balls and number nine Kristian Clarke pulled off a memorable win with a six over deep midwicket, sending his team to the quarterfinals. Sri Lanka had posted 242 for nine.
Afghanistan too advanced to the next stage with their second win in as many games. They were too good for the UAE, bowling them out for 105 after scoring 265 for six.
1️⃣2️⃣ needed from 6️⃣— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 22, 2020
1️⃣0️⃣ needed from 5️⃣
9️⃣ needed from 4️⃣
7️⃣ needed from 3️⃣
6️⃣ needed from 2️⃣
Win with a ball to spare.
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Ibrahim Zadran (87) top-scored with the bat while leggie Shafiqullah Ghafari picked up a five-wicket haul.
Pakistan were stretched by Zimbabwe but they managed to eke out a 38-run win in Potchefstroom. Mohammad Haris (81) top-scored as Pakistan put up 294 for nine. Zimbabwe fought hard courtesy Milton Shumba (58) and Wesley Madhevere (53) but faltered towards the end to be 256 all out.