DUNEDIN: In an agonizing day for Pakistan cricket, Afghanistan beat Pakistan by five wickets in the opening game of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup on Saturday, after the Green Shirts earlier lost to New Zealand in the third ODI in Dunedin.

Pakistan, batting first, could only manage 188 in the U19 World Cup opener in Whangarei against U19 Asia Cup champions Afghanistan. Opener Rohail Nazir top scored with 81 off 114.
In response, Darwish Rasooli’s 76 not out guided Afghanistan to a five-wicket win against Pakistan.