Papua New Guinea – 235 all out in 50 overs:
(Charles Amini 63, Lega Siaka 50, Dogodo Bau 30; Luke Jongwe 3-38, Kieran Geyle 3-44, Peacemore Zimwa 2-30)
Zimbabwe – 223 all out in 49.1 overs:
(Luke Masasire 68, Kieran Geyle 42, Nyasha Mayavo 36; Kabua Vagi Morea 3-26, Chris Kent 2-26, Alei Nao 2-55)
Player of the match – Charles Amini (PNG)
Zimbabwe lost to Papua New Guinea in a 13th Place Play-Off Semi-Final of the Plate Championship in the International Cricket Council Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
They were beaten by 12 runs in the match played at the W.E.P. Harris Oval in Brisbane, Australia, today (Tuesday the 21st of August, 2012).
Charles Amini was instrumental in the PNG innings with his man-of-the-match 63 runs as his side scored 235.
Responding, Zimbabwe were dismissed for 223.
In other Plate Championship play-offs, Afghanistan beat Scotland by 126-runs while Nepal beat Namibia by 39 runs.
The Plate Championship is the lower tier of the global youth cricket showcase and Zimbabwe were relegated there after defeats by India and the West Indies in the qualifiers for the Super League stage.
This was after they had won their first match, beating Papua New Guinea by 104 runs with vice-captain Kevin Kasuza putting up a player of the match tournament by scoring 97 runs.
In the top tier, Australia took a huge stride in its quest for its fourth ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup title when it became the first side to seal a place in the final, after defeating South Africa by four wickets at the Tony Ireland Stadium.
Australia overcame a late charge by South Africa to achieve its target of 192 with nine balls and four wickets to spare.
The final is on this Sunday, with Australia playing the winner of Thursday’s second semi-final between India and New Zealand. The loser of that semi-final will meet South Africa in the third-place play-off on Saturday.