Srinagar: Talent is is genes and that is being proven in current case by Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah’s brother Ubaid Shah in the ongoing Under-19 World Cup.
On Saturday, in the last group match vs New Zealand, Ubaid Shah took 3/30 as he made stumps fly high in a devastating opening spell.
The right-arm bowler has been one of Pakistan’s standout performers in the U19 World Cup and the Asia Cup, claiming six wickets in the tournament before today, including four against Afghanistan.
He finished with figures of 3/30 as the Pakistan dismissed New Zealand on 139.
Ubaid Shah bowled a brilliant delivery to opener Luke Watson to remove the off-stump before a booming inswinger carved between No.3 Snehith Reddy’s bat and pad, sending the middle stump flying. In between, he trapped Tom Jones, the other opener, lbw as Pakistan secured a significant early advantage.
Meanwhile, Pakistan convincingly defeated New Zealand by 10 wickets. They chased the target of 140, propelled by Shahzaib Khan’s outstanding unbeaten 80, complemented by Shamyl Hussain’s contribution of 57*.