DUBAI: Pakistan’s hopes of winning the Under-19 World Cup title were shattered by South Africa here at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Winning the toss, Pakistan batted first but could not resist against the medium-pace duo of Corbin Bosch and Justin Dill who ran through the top and middle order, nipping out half the side to keep Pakistan to a paltry 131 in 44.3 overs.
Bosch captured four wickets for only 15 runs while Dill and left-arm spinner Yaseen Valli took two wickets each.
Wicketkeeper Clyde Fortuin took six catches behind the stumps.
For Pakistan, Amad Butt top scored with an unbeaten 37 and Zafar Gohar made 22. Both added 45 for the eighth wicket stand.
South Africa chased the easy target losing four wickets in 42.1 overs with the help of a brilliant unbeaten innings of 66 by their captain Aiden Markram and 40 by Greg Oldfield. Both made 71 for the third wicket partnership.
Pakistan’s leg-spinner Karamat Ali claimed two wickets for 24.
At the end of the match, Bosch was named Man-of-the-Match and the winning captain Markram was declared the Man-of-the-Series..