Pakistan Under-19 team has earned second win in a row at the Under-19 World Cup 2016 as they defeated the Canadian side by 7 wickets as Hassan Khan picked up 3 wickets and restricted the opposition to 178 whereas Zeeshan Malik scored fifty in the chase.
The 2004 and 2006 Champions Pakistan had beaten Afghanistan in the opening game of the competition and were favourites against Canadians too. The Canadian captain Abraash Khan won the toss and elected to bat first against strong Pakistani bowlers.
Canada lost their first wicket for just 2 runs but for second wicket they had 60 runs partnership. Their opener Bhavindu Adhihetty scored fifty to help his side get off to a good start whereas captain Abraash also contributed 44 runs in the middle-order.
The minnows were 115/3 but then Hassan Khan and Shadab Khan picked up some key wickets and Canadians were in trouble. Hassan got three and Shadab got two wickets as Canadian were bowled out for 178 runs in 48.3 overs as two of their players got run out.
In reply Pakistani opener Zeeshan Malik played a brilliant knock and stayed on the wicket till the end. He scored 89 runs off 122 balls as he hit 9 fours and a six to get his side over the line. Saif Badar got out for 44 and shared 108 runs partnership with Zeeshan.