Sports: Cricket: Pak colts clean sweep South Africa 7-0
Karachi:All-rounder Mohammad Haris scored an unbeaten half-century and took two wickets to lead Pakistan U19 to a seven-wicket win against South Africa U19 in the seventh 50-over match played at the Chatsworth Cricket Oval in Durban on Sunday as Pakistan clean sweep the seven-match series 7-0.
Chasing a 183-run target, Pakistan U19 achieved victory inside 38 overs with seven wickets remaining. Mohammad Haris hit eight fours and one six in his unbeaten 55-ball 69 runs.
Haris added 82 runs for the third wicket with Basit Ali (56). Haider Ali (30) provided additional support.
Pakistan captain, Rohail Nazir, who was later declared player of the series, reflecting on the series, said: “I am really happy that we are playing consistently good cricket in the last four weeks. Our team has performed well in all departments of the game, and we have completed a clean sweep in the series.
“I am also satisfied over my personal performance as I was declared best player of the series in last month’s Sri Lanka series and now against South Africa.”
Earlier, after electing to bat first, South Africa U19 was dismissed for 182 in 48 overs. Bryce Parsons top-scored with 37 that came off 57 balls and included one four, while Khanya Cotani scored undefeated 36 off 61 balls and hit four boundaries.
Mohammad Amir was the pick of Pakistan U19 bowlers with figures of three for 40 while Amir Ali and Mohammad Haris took two wickets each for 27 and 21 runs, respectively.
Pakistan U19 had won the previous six 50-over matches by 17 runs, four wickets, six wickets, 88 runs, 116 runs and 60 runs, respectively.