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Captain Saad Baig innings helps Pakistan level T20 series 1-1
Sports Bulletin Report MULTAN: Half-centuries by Arafat Minhas and captain Saad Baig and three wickets from Ali Asfand helped Pakistan U19 to a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh U19 in the second T20 match played at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Friday. The two-match T20 series ended with both teams winning a match each. Meanwhile, the solitary four-day match was drawn, while Bangladesh won the three-match 45-overs series by 2-1. Chasing 164 to win, Pakistan were in a spot of bother with three wickets down for 46 runs on the board. Wicketkeeper-batter Saad was joined by Arafat Minhas and the pair added an unbroken 119-run partnership for the fourth wicket to help the home side achieve the target in the 19th over. Saad top-scored for his side with an unbeaten 79 off 50 balls, smashing eight fours and three sixes. The left-handed batter Saad for his match winning innings was named player of the match, while he was awarded player of the series for scoring 107 runs from two outings in the T20 series. Arafat returned undefeated on a 37-ball 50, striking four fours and two sixes. Earlier, after being put into bat, Bangladesh scored 163 for six in 20 overs. Opening batter Jishan Alam top-scored with a 40-ball 73, hitting nine fours and two sixes. Chowdhury Mohammad Rizwan was the other notable run getter with 29 off 28 balls, which included two fours and one six. Pakistan’s left-arm spinner Ali Asfand bagged three wickets, while Mohammad Ibtisam took two wickets. Scores in brief: Pakistan U19 beat Bangladesh U19 by seven wickets Bangladesh U19 163-6, 20 overs (Jishan Alam 73; Ali Asfand 3-31, Mohammad Ibtisam 2-34) Pakistan U19 165-3, 18.2 overs (Saad Baig 79 not out, Arafat Minhas 50 not out) Player of the match – Saad Baig (Pakistan U19) Player of the series – Saad Baig (Pakistan U19)
Bangladesh U19 beat Pakistan U19 by five wickets in first T20
Salman Khan MULTAN: Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby’s all-round show took Bangladesh 1-0 up in the two-match U19 T20 series against Pakistan. Rabby returned two for 15 and scored 38 off 25 as Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by five wickets at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Pakistan managed 143 for eight after Bangladesh elected to bowl. Opener Basit Ali top-scored with 36 off 25 (four fours and a six) and Saad Baig, the Pakistan captain, made run-a-ball 28 (one six and one four). Bangladesh’s Tanvir Ahammed was the pick of the bowler with three for 25. Bangladesh lost four wickets for 69 but solid knocks from middle order batters Mohammad Shihab James, who made unbeaten 41 off 33 (two sixes and two fours), and Rabby took the visitors safely over the line with three balls spare. Mohammad Zeeshan took two wickets for 24. Scores in brief: Bangladesh U19 beat Pakistan U19 by five wickets Pakistan U19 143-8, 20 overs (Basit Ali 36, Saad Baig 28, Arafat Minhas 20; Tanvir Ahammed 3-25, Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby 2-15) Bangladesh U19 149-5, 19.3 overs (Mohammad Shihab James 41 not out, Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby 38, Jisham Alam 24; Mohammad Zeeshan 2-24) Player of the match – Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby (Bangladesh)
Under-19: Parvez Jibon and Ahrar Amin hand Bangladesh 4-wicket win
Sports Bulletin Report MULTAN: Half-centuries by Ashiqur Rahman Shibli, Parvez Rahman Jibon and Ahrar Amin handed Bangladesh four-wicket win in the third and final Under-19 one-day against Pakistan at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Monday. With the win, Bangladesh won the three-match series 2-1. Chasing 221, Shibli, the Bangladesh opener, top-scored in the innings with a sparkling 56-ball 72. He was the only batter in the top five to post a double-digit score and struck 11 fours and two sixes. Jibon and Ahrar paired up when Bangladesh were 113 for five. They added 85 runs for the sixth wicket that took Bangladesh over the line with an over spare.  Jibon, later awarded player of the match, returned undefeated on 57. He faced 59 balls and hit five fours and a six. Amin, the Bangladesh skipper, made 52 off 70, hitting six fours. Pakistan’s Mohammad Tayyab Arif made 87 off 104, smashing eight fours and a six, after Bangladesh elected to bowl. Tayyab walked in the middle with no runs on the board as Mohammad Farooq was dismissed by Rohanat Doullah Borson, who took three wickets. Arafat Minhas continued his good run with the bat with an electrifying 43 at a strike rate of 165 (hitting three sixes and three fours). Arafat was named player of the series – he racked up 171 runs, which included two half-centuries, in three innings at a strike rate of 123, getting dismissed only once. He also took three wickets – two of them in this match.  Uzair Mumtaz hit four fours and a six in his 39-ball 34 before becoming a victim of Mohammad Rafi Uzzaman, who also took three wickets but had the best bowling figures as he gave away only 29 runs, eight less than Borson. Morning rain shaved off three overs from each innings as the match was reduced to 42 overs per innings. The last leg of the tour will see the two sides compete in two T20s on 16 and 18 November at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Scores in brief: Bangladesh U19 beat Pakistan U19 by four wickets Pakistan 220-9, 42 overs (Mohammad Tayyab Arif 87, Arafat Minhas 43, Uzair Mumtaz 34; Mohammad Rafi Uzzaman 3-29, Rohanat Doullah Borson 3-37) Bangladesh 221-6, 41 overs (Ashiqur Rahman Shibli 72, Parvez Rahman Jibon 57 not out, Ahrar Amin 52; Mohammad Zeeshan 2-42, Arafat Minhas 2-43) Player of the match – Parvez Rahman Jibon (Bangladesh)
Pakistan Under-19 beat Bangladesh Under-19 by 128 runs
Sports Bulletin Report Multan: Half-centuries from Arafat Minhas, Mohammad Tayyab Arif and Shawaiz Irfan and three wickets by Mohammad Zeeshan led Pakistan U19 to a 128-run win over Bangladesh U19 in the second one-day at the Multan Cricket Stadium. The win also means the series is level on 1-1 with the third and final 45-over-match to be played on 14 November at the same venue. After being put into bat, Pakistan managed to score 242 for eight in their allotted 45 overs. Mohammad Tayyab Arif coming to bat at number three top-scored for his side with a 98-ball 66, which included six fours and one six. Arafat Minhas batting at number seven returned undefeated on 57 off 41 balls, hitting eight fours and one six. Shawaiz Irfan was other notable run getter for the hosts with a quick-fire 51 off 39 balls, striking three fours and four sixes. For Bangladesh, Iqbal Hossain Emmon and Maruf Mridha bagged two wickets apiece. In return, the visitors were bowled out for 114 in 28 overs. Only three batters – Ashiqur Rahman (42, 36b, 8x4), Sharear Sakib (16, 29b, 1x4) and Iqbal Hossain (11 not out, 12b, 2x4) managed to enter into double figures. Right-arm fast Zeeshan was the pick of the bowlers with match figures of 7-3-20-3. Ali Asfand and Ali Raza took two wickets each. Scores in brief: Pakistan U19 beat Bangladesh U19 by 128 runs Pakistan U19 242-8, 45 overs (Mohammad Tayyab Arif 66, Arafat Minhas 57 not out, Shawaiz Irfan 51; Maruf Mridha 2-43, Iqbal Hossain Emmon 2-45) Bangladesh U19 114 all out, 28 overs (Ashiqur Rahman 42; Mohammad Zeeshan 3-20, Ali Asfand 2-12, Ali Raza 2-29) Player of the match: Arafat Minhas (Pakistan U19)  
Under-19: Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in first 1-day
Sports Bulletin Report MULTAN: Maruf Mridha’s player of the match bowling performance of four wickets for 38 runs and half-centuries by openers Chowdhury Mohammad Rizwan and Ashiqur Rahman Shibli handed Bangladesh a comfortable seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the first of three U19 one-day matches at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Mridha’s splendid opening spell reduced Pakistan to three for three after Bangladesh captain Ahrar Amin decided to bowlat the toss. Pakistan, however, managed to score 202, thanks to brilliant fightback from Arafat Minhas and Uzair Mumtaz. Arafat top-scored with 77-ball 71 not out, smashing seven fours and four sixes, and Uzair scored 57 off 76 in which he hit four fours and two sixes. Mohammad Tayyab Arif was the only player to put up a notable score in the top order with 28. Bangladesh openers Rizwan and Shibli never allowed Pakistan any opportunity of bouncing back with their solid opening stand of 160. Rizwan made 79 off 86 balls, hitting 10 fours and a six, while Shibli made 74 in 112 balls (eight fours). Pakistan’s Ali Raza dismissed both openers, but it was all too late by then as Sharear Sakib (18 not out) and Ahrar (seven not out) took the visitors over the line comfortably with 4.5 overs spare. The second and third one-day matches will be played on 12 and 14 November. Scores in brief: Bangladesh U19 beat Pakistan U19 by seven wickets at Multan Cricket Stadium Pakistan 202 all out, 45 overs (Arafat Minhas 71, Uzair Mumtaz 57, Mohammad Tayyab Arif 28; Maruf Mrdiha 4-38, Mohammad Rafi Uzzaman 2-28) Bangladesh 205-3, 40.1 overs (Chowdhury Mohammad Rizwan 79, Ashiqur Rahman Shibli 74; Ali Raza 2-44) Player of the Match – Maruf Mridha
Four-Day U-19 Match between Pakistan and Bangladesh ends in Draw
Sports Bulletin Report Multan: Sharear Sakib’s century and half-centuries by Mohammad Shihab James and Jishan Alam helped Bangladesh U19 to play out a drawn game against Pakistan U19 in the solitary four-day fixture at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan on Monday. Pakistan and Bangladesh will now feature in three 45-over matches and two T20s from 10 to 18 November at the same venue. Resuming their second innings at the overnight score of 60 for one, in pursuit of 411-run target, Bangladesh managed to score 357 for six in 92 overs when stumps were drawn. Sharear Sakib and Jishan Alam added 166 runs for the third wicket to give their side a chance down the mammoth target.Jishan was the first to return to the hut, scoring 81 off 97 balls, which included nine fours and three sixes. Century maker Sharear was joined by Mohammad Shihab James and the pair knitted 53 runs for the fourth wicket. Sharear was top scorer for his side, scoring 134 off 202 balls, smashing 21 fours. Shihab returned undefeated on a 130-ball 85, striking 11 fours and one six. For Pakistan, Mohammad Ibtisam and Mohammad Ismail bagged two wickets apiece. Scores in brief: Match drawn between Pakistan U19 and Bangladesh U19 at the Multan Cricket Stadium Pakistan U19 224 all out, 68 overs (Mohammad Zulkifal 43, Ali Asfand 41 not out; Rohanat Doullah Borson 3-42, Jishan Alam 2-3, Maruf Mridha 2-29) and 347 all out, 79.1 overs (Saad Baig 119, Wahaj Riaz 117, Haseeb Nazim 53; Mohammad Shihab James 4-24, Rohanat Doullah Borson 2-61, Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby 2-81) Bangladesh U19 161 all out, 56 overs (Chowdhury Mohammad Rizwan 40, Rohanat Doullah Borson 23 not out; Abdul Basit 3-18, Aftab Ibrahim 2-31, Mohammad Ibtisam 2-32, Ali Asfand 2-39) and 357-6, 92 overs (Sharear Sakib 134, Mohammad Shihab James 85 not out; Mohammad Ibtisam 2-66, Mohammad Ismail 2-83)
Schedule announced for Bangladesh Under-19 tour of Pakistan
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Pakistan will host Bangladesh U19 for one four-day and five one-day matches from 4 November till 18 November. Bangladesh will arrive in Pakistan on 1 November and famous Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad will stage the six matches. The tour will begin with the four-day game from 4 November. The five limited overs (45-over) matches will be played between 10-18 November. Bangladesh U19 last toured in November 2007 – which was also the last international U19 tour to the country. The two teams played a four-day match at the National Stadium, Karachi, which ended in a draw, while the tourists won the five 50-over matches– played across Hyderabad and Karachi - 3-2. As per the ICC’s eligibility criteria for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2024, players born on or after 31 August 2004 will be eligible to get selected. Bangladesh will be first junior team and fourth international cricket team to visit Pakistan in 2022 after Australia, West Indies and England senior men’s sides toured earlier this year. Zakir Khan, PCB Director – International Cricket: “2022 has been all about hosting international teams and in this relation, we look forward to welcoming Bangladesh U19 side. While this will be the first junior international series in Pakistan in 15 years, third time in as many years Bangladesh will send their side to Pakistan following their women’s tour in November 2019 and the men’s team for a Test in February 2020. “The U19 series comprising a four-day and five limited-over matches will provide opportunities to players from either side to showcase their skills and earn the nod of their coaches and selectors.  
ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024 Qualification continues
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT Dubai (UAE):-The qualification pathway through to the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 will resume next week, with Oman preparing to host the eight-team Asia Division 2 Qualifier across two venues at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground in Al Amerat. The hosts will welcome young stars from Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand for the eagerly anticipated event which starts on 29 September and features an action-packed schedule of 16 matches over nine days. The Division 2 Qualifier represents the first step on the qualification pathway to the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024, and the two teams that progress to the final match on 7 October will join already-qualified Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal and the UAE in the Asia Qualifier in 2023. The two finalists and the third-best placed team following the event’s conclusion on 8 October will join Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda in next year’s Africa Qualifier. Schedules Asia Division II Qualifier (Oman, 29th September to 7th October): Group A: Oman, Bhutan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Group B: Hong Kong, Thailand, Qatar, Singapore 29 September 2022 Oman v Bhutan 29 September 2022 Bahrain v Saudia Arabia 30 September 2022 Qatar v Singapore 30 September 2022 Hong Kong v Thailand (Schedule of Matches) 1 October 2022 Bhutan v Bahrain 1 October 2022 Saudi Arabia v Oman 2 October 2022 Thailand v Singapore 2 October 2022 Hong Kong v Qatar 3 October 2022 Bhutan v Saudi Arabia 3 October 2022 Oman v Bahrain 4 October 2022 Thailand v Qatar 4 October 2022 Singapore v Hong Kong 6 October 2022 Semi Final 1 – A1 v B2 6 October 2022 Semi Final 2 – B1 v A2 7 October 2022 Third Place Playoff 7 October 2022 Final Africa Division II Qualifier (Nigeria, 30th September to 8th October): Group A: Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Mozambique Group B: Nigeria, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Rwanda (Schedule of Matches): 30 September 2022 Sierra Leone v Botswana 30 September 2022 Nigeria v Rwanda 1 October 2022 Kenya v Ghana 1 October 2022 Malawi v Mozambique 2 October 2022 Botswana v Nigeria 2 October 2022 Rwanda v Sierra Leone 3 October 2022 Ghana v Mozambique 3 October 2022 Kenya v Malawi 4 October 2022 Nigeria v Sierra Leone 4 October 2022 Rwanda v Botswana 5 October 2022 Ghana v Malawi 5 October 2022 Mozambique v Kenya 7 October 2022 Semi Final 1 – A1 v B2 7 October 2022 Semi Final 2 – B1 v A2 8 October 2022 Third Place Playoff 8 October 2022 Final
Vanuatu book their spot at the ICC T20 World Cup EAP Regional Final
SPORTS BULLETIN Islamabad:-It came down to the last match of the tournament, but Vanuatu have secured their second consecutive qualification at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup EAP Regional Final. Coming into the final day, Vanuatu had a two-point advantage over the Cook Islands. However, in front of packed stands at the Vanuatu Cricket Ground, the host nation did enough to win the match and secure next stage qualification in their hunt of a maiden ICC World Cup berth. The hosts went in as tournament favourites and showed their class with two comfortable wins in their first two matches against Fiji and Samoa. Things got a little shaky in the third match when the Cook Islands were able to take the points off the back of a classy knock by Ma’ara Ave. The rest day came at the right time for Vanuatu, allowing them to regroup and go on to claim three wins in a row to progress to the next stage of qualification. The Cook Islands proved to be the surprise package of the Qualifier. Playing in their first ever T20I in this Qualifier and having not played any international cricket since 2014, the team showed their talent and skill by defeating each team once across the double-round robin. Whilst not enough to take the next qualification step, the three wins are sure to spark a resurgence of cricket in the small Pacific nation. Fiji and Samoa played well throughout the Qualifier and have plenty of positive points to take home. Fijian Seru Marutu Tupou topped the wicket takers list with 10 dismissals across five matches at an impressive economy rate of 6.37. All eyes now turn to Japan, who play host to Indonesia and South Korea at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional EAP B Qualifier between 15 – 18 October. The winners will book their final spot at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup EAP Regional Final in 2023
ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024: 11 teams confirmed for 2024
Sports Bulletin Report Dubai (UAE):-Guernsey to host first Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup regional qualifier between 5 – 11 August, with Asia and Africa following in September 24 Division 2 teams aiming to secure eight Regional Qualifier spots. The 15th edition of the event will involve Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe by virtue of their top 11 finish in the 2022 edition. The remaining five spots will be determined by regional qualification. Guernsey will be the first stop on the qualification calendar for the 2024 event. Due to the depth in strength in the Europe, Africa and Asia regions, a two-division qualification pathway will take place with 24 teams competing for eight Regional Qualifier spots. The Europe Division 2 Qualifier starting on 5 August will see eight teams competing in 20 matches over a seven-day period across the island’s four venues. Young stars representing Denmark, France, Germany, Isle of Man, Italy, Norway and Sweden will arrive in Guernsey alongside the hosts to set the ball rolling on another thrilling series of qualification events. The two finalists and the winner of the third-place playoff will all progress to join Jersey, the Netherlands and Scotland in the Europe Qualifier - the second and final stage in the region’s qualification pathway, which will be held in 2023. Speaking on the commencement of the Europe Division 2 Qualifier, Mark Latter, Chief Executive Officer at Guernsey Cricket commented, “Having had to put international cricket on hold for the past couple of years, to be back both playing and hosting is really exciting and we look forward to welcoming all the teams to Guernsey to enjoy the fantastic cricket facilities we have and also the delights of our beautiful island. “For the Guernsey players it is great that they get the opportunity to show their talents in front of their family and friends, and for all it provides the opportunity to make cricketing friendships that will no doubt be rekindled in later years as they progress into their respective senior squads.”