[caption id="attachment_682629" align="aligncenter" width="594"]<img class="size-full wp-image-682629" alt="Pakistan had won two of three league matches and finished Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/912022888.jpg" width="594" height="355" /> Pakistan had won two of three league matches and finished Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Persistent rains in Queenstown saw the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-under-19-world-cup-2018" target="_blank">2018 U-19 World Cup</a> third-place playoff between Pakistan and Afghanistan called off without a ball being bowled. As <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/pakistan-under-19" target="_blank">Pakistan</a> had a better net run rate than Afghanistan, they finished at the third spot. Pakistan lost their first game against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/afghanistan-u-19" target="_blank">Afghanistan</a> by 5 wickets. However, they had followed it with wins against Sri Lanka and Ireland to take the top position in Group D. In the semi-final, India thrashed them by 203 runs. <p></p> <p></p>Afghanistan, on the other hand, won almost every game until Ireland stunned them by 4 runs. They were then beaten by Australia in the first semi-final by 6 wickets. Overnight showers delayed the toss and after several inspections the match was abandoned. Afghanistan had a good run against Pakistan prior to the U-19 World Cup. Afghanistan had defeated them in the Asia Cup final last year that they comfortably won by 185 runs. <p></p> <p></p>This was the penultimate clash of the U-19 World Cup. It will be over to the much-anticipated final between India and Australia at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.