A game that ebbed and flowed and went one way and then the other, Bangladesh came back strongly after losing their way in their innings to post a challenging 240. Post-lunch rain meant the Afghans' target was 220 in 42 overs and even though they made things a little interesting in losing some wickets near the end, their top-order had done enough and the game was ended in fitting style with a six by Najibullah. Bangladesh outfought in the end, really, man for man Afghanistan really wanted this victory more. They now play Pakistan in the semi-final on Thursday with India playing Sri Lanka on Friday, Man of the Match is Javed Ahmadi for his sterling innings and adroit bowling and quite unorthodox captaincy!

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40.3
6
Noor Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, SIX runs, hit straight back over the bowler's head into the sightscreen and that's a momentous victory for Afghanistan
40.2
4
Noor Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR runs, Powerfully hit off the front foot, to the bowler's right and long-off chases in vain
40.1
1
Noor Hossain to Noor-ul-Haq, 1 run, cut down, third man up inside the circle does well to save

END OF OVER:
40 | 4 Runs | AFG19: 212/3 (8 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.30, RRR: 4.00)

  • Najibullah Zadran23 (16b)
  • Noor-ul-Haq11 (12b)
  • Dewan Sabbir6-0-33-0
  • Mosaddek Hossain7-0-30-2

And that's the batting powerplay done, Afghanistan need 8 more to win from 12 balls

39.6
0
Dewan Sabbir to Najibullah Zadran, no run,
39.5
1
Dewan Sabbir to Noor-ul-Haq, 1 run,
39.4
1
Dewan Sabbir to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run,
39.3
0
Dewan Sabbir to Najibullah Zadran, no run,
39.2
1
Dewan Sabbir to Noor-ul-Haq, 1 run,
39.1
1
Dewan Sabbir to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run,

END OF OVER:
39 | 12 Runs | AFG19: 208/3 (12 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.33, RRR: 4.00)

  • Najibullah Zadran21 (12b)
  • Noor-ul-Haq9 (10b)
  • Mosaddek Hossain7-0-30-2
  • Noor Hossain7-0-67-1
38.6
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run,
38.5
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run,
38.4
4
Mosaddek Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR runs,
38.3
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Noor-ul-Haq, 1 run,

After 39 overs, Afghanistan are 208 for 3, twelve wanted off 18 balls

38.2
6
Mosaddek Hossain to Noor-ul-Haq, SIX runs, Hit over midwicket by the right-hander this time, powerful slog sweep
38.1
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Noor-ul-Haq, no run,

END OF OVER:
38 | 15 Runs | AFG19: 196/3 (24 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.15, RRR: 6.00)

  • Najibullah Zadran16 (9b)
  • Noor-ul-Haq2 (7b)
  • Noor Hossain7-0-67-1
  • Mosaddek Hossain6-0-18-2
37.6
2
Noor Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, 2 runs,

Asia Under-19s Cup News

Afghan U19 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st77Javed AhmadiAfsar Zazai
2nd99Shabir NooriJaved Ahmadi
3rd3Noor-ul-HaqShabir Noori
4th44Noor-ul-HaqNajibullah Zadran