In the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024, on the last day of Super 6 on 3 February, Pakistan entered the semi-finals by defeating Bangladesh by 5 runs in a low-scoring thrilling match. Earlier, India, Australia and South Africa had already made it to the semi-finals. In the other two matches played today, Ireland created a big upset by defeating New Zealand by 41 runs, while England defeated Zimbabwe by 146 runs in a one-sided match.
In the Group 1 match played in Benoni, Pakistan, playing first, scored only 155 runs in 40.4 overs, but in reply, Bangladesh team was all out after scoring 150 runs in 35.5 overs. It is noteworthy that Bangladesh had to win within 38.1 overs to make it to the semi-finals but they missed it. Pakistan's Ubaid Shah was adjudged player of the match for taking 5 wickets for 44 runs.
In the same Group 1 match played in Bloemfontein, Ireland, playing first, scored 267/9 in 50 overs, in response to which New Zealand scored 131/5 in 32.1 overs, then rain came and after that the match was played. Couldn't go. Ireland won by 41 runs using the Duckworth–Lewis method and Kian Hylton was named player of the match for his innings of 72 runs.
In the Group 2 match in Potchefstroom, England, playing first, scored 237/7 in 50 overs, in response to which Zimbabwe was all out after scoring only 91 runs in 24.5 overs. England's Tazeem Ali was named player of the match for taking 7 wickets for 29 runs.
It is noteworthy that the first semi-final of the Under-19 World Cup 2024 will be played between India and host South Africa on 6 February, while Australia will face Pakistan in the second semi-final on 8 February. According to the points table of Super 6, West Indies stood fifth, England sixth, Bangladesh seventh, Sri Lanka eighth, Ireland ninth, New Zealand 10th, Nepal 11th and Zimbabwe 12th in the tournament.
Apart from this, the last placed teams in each group were Afghanistan at 13th, Scotland at 14th, Namibia at 15th and USA at 16th.
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