Pakistan and Malaysia both qualified for the semi-finals of the group phase of the CLICO International Under-15 cricket championships on Sunday. Pakistan piled up 416 runs for 6 wickets off 50 overs against ICC Americas Development XI in Guyana. Muhammad Barbar lead the way with a blistering 165 runs and Muhammad Naeem posted 70 runs. Abhijit Joshi made 70 runs in the Americas response of 123 runs all out.
Pavithren Nadaesan took 4 wickets for 23 as Malaysia dismissed the Netherlands for 133 runs. Zubair Asyraf, with 58 runs not out, and captain Keithal Goonasagaran, who notched 57 not out, stroked Malaysia to victory by 9 wickets in the 32nd over.
West Indies Under-15 team is also assured a semi-finals spot following a 103 run win over Ireland at the Queen\s Park Oval. Port-of-Spain. Kraigg Brathwaite was again prominent with the bat, making 98 runs as his side made 220 runs for 5 wickets in 50 overs. Derone Davis then took 4 wickets for 29 runs as Ireland was bowled out for 117 runs.
Bangladesh made 257 runs for 8 wickets, Rakin Ahmed scoring 75 runs and Kumar Dass 64, then bowled out Kenya for just 70 runs. Hasif Hasan took 5 wickets for 11 runs and Shariar Islamd 4 wickets for 10 runs. This win sets up a crucial group match with Ireland on Tuesday to decide the other semi-final qualifier from the Trinidad group.
The semi-finals are in Grenada on Thursday with the final at the Queen's Park Oval next Sunday.