U19 World Cup 2022, Pakistan Captain Qasim Akram Creates History, Becomes First Player to Hit a Century | Qasim Akram became the first player to score a century and take five wickets in the Under-19 World Cup; beat Sri Lanka by 238 runs

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Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 238 runs thanks to Kasim Akram’s all-round performance in the match played for the 5th place in the Under-19 World Cup. Qasim Akram scored an unbeaten 135 off 80 balls and also took 5 wickets for Pakistan. He is the only player to do so in the Under-19 World Cup. Qasim scored a century in just 63 balls. He has also become the fastest batsman to score a century in the Under 19 World Cup for Pakistan. Akram hit 13 fours and 6 sixes in his innings of 135 runs.

227 runs partnership between Hasibullah and Qasim Akram
Batting first, Pakistan scored 365 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Apart from Qasim, Hasibullah also scored centuries. He played an innings of 136 runs in 151 balls and he also hit 9 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. Qasim and Haseebullah became the first players from Pakistan to score a century in a single match. Both these players shared 229 runs for the second wicket. Apart from these two, Pakistan opener Mohammad Shahzad also played an innings of 73 runs in 69 balls. His bat hit 7 fours and 2 sixes. He shared an unmatched partnership of 134 runs for the first wicket with Hasibullah.

Pakistan scored 366 runs
While chasing the target of 366 runs, Sri Lanka’s team was reduced to 127 runs. Akram took 5 wickets for 37 runs. On the other hand, Vinuja Runpul played an unbeaten 53 for Sri Lanka. While captain Dunith scored 40 runs. Apart from these two batsmen, none of the players could cross the double figures.

South Africa beat Bangladesh by 2 wickets
On Thursday, the second match was played between Bangladesh and South Africa for the 7th place. South Africa won this match by 2 wickets. Batting first, Bangladesh scored 293 runs for 8 wickets. Ariful Islam played a fine innings of 102 runs. In reply, South Africa chased down the target in 48.5 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. At the same time, Dewald Brevix, who became famous as Baby AB de Villiers, played an innings of 138 runs in 130 balls.

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