Qadir bowls Pakistan to convincing win
Pakistan Under-19s 151 (Ghumman 41, Mutombodzi 4-27, Chitara 3-30) beat Zimbabwe Under-19s 115 (Waller 29, Qadir 3-41) by 36 runs
It was another convincing showing by the Pakistan Under-19s as they beat Zimbabwe U-19s by 36 runs at the St John's College Ground. After Azeem Ghumman had propped up Pakistan with a watchful 41, the bowlers, led by Usman Qadir, shot out the hosts for 115 by the 37th over.
Put in by Zimbabwe, Pakistan lost Babar Azam early, but a 43-run partnership between Ghumman and Hammad Azam steadied them. While Hammad hit six fours and a six during his 52-ball 36, Ghumman managed just the one boundary in his 83-ball stay. Legspinner Tinotenda Mutombodzi and right-arm fast bowler Tendai Chitara were the stars for Zimbabwe with the ball, picking up four and three wickets respectively, as the visitors were bowled out in the 47th over.
Zimbabwe never looked like having a chance in the chase, as left-arm fast bowler Abdul Ameer and slow left-armer Raza Hasan made light work of the top- and middle-order. Legspinner Qadir then took charge and, though Zimbabwe resisted with a 35-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Mutombodzi and Nathan Waller, his 3 for 41 helped complete the formalities.
The next match is slated for Wednesday at the same venue.