Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Afghanistan get qualified for U-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand

Afghanistan have qualified for U-19 Cricket World Cup due in New Zealand in 2018 after beating Nepal by 96 runs in final match of the qualifier. 

It was Afghanistan’s 6th win from six matches they played in Division One of Asia qualifier, hosted in Singapore. Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, Afghanistan made 195 before they were bowled out in 47th over. Ibrahim Zadran shined with the bat hitting first century of the tournament for the team. In the chase of 196-run target, Nepal looked crawling as they made only 10 before they lost their first wicket in 5.2 overs. Dipendra Singh Airee’s 48 went in vain as Nepal were bowled out on 99 after 40.3 overs. Yousuf Zazai and Mujeeb Zadran took four and three wickets each respectively to defend their total. With the win, Afghanistan booked their place in the 12th edition of U-19 World Cup due to be held in New Zealand from 13 January to 3 February 2018.