Pakistan Under-19 have qualified for the quarter-finals of the ICC U19 World Cup in South Africa after defeating their Zimbabwean counterparts by 38 runs. Zimbabwe were skittled out for 255 in pursuit of the daunting 295-run target.
Right-handed batsman Muhammad Haris was the chief architect of Pakistan’s dominant win as he hit a blistering 81 to muscle his side towards a strong position in the contest. Haris smacked four sixes and six boundaries in his contribution of 81 from 48 deliveries that proved to be the main turning point in the match.
After Pakistan struggled to boost the run-rate for a majority of their innings, they were bolstered by the blistering charge from Haris at the end. His stunning efforts bode a positive sign for Pakistan heading into the business end of the tournament.