a gentle push to mid-on and it'sa Afghanistan who are ACC U-19 Elite champions for the second consecutive time. Fitting that Hashmatullah Shaidi hits the winning runs, makes another 50 too!
On a good batting wicket, UAE were outplayed from the start after choosing to bat, left-arm spinner Zia ur Rehman bowling brilliantly. UAE bundled out for 57 and then it was always going to be Afghanistan's match. Both now move on to the ICC U19 World Cup next year, Afghanistan as the Asia Region winners and UAE as the hosts.
We're waiting for the presentations and will be back with some post-match comments.
Hashmatullah Shaidi's Man of the Match
"So happy to win," says Nasir Jamal Ahmadzai, Afghanistan's captain, "the boys have worked very hard to win this ACC U-19 and we are hoping insha'Allah to do well in the U19 World Cup."
Most Promising Player: Pavandeep Singh (Malaysia); Best Bowler: Avinash Karn (Nepal); Best Batsman: Hashmatullah Shaidi (Afghanistan) , Player of the Tournament: Dan D'Souza (UAE)
And the Afghans are dancing at Kinrara!
The Afghan team gathers on the boundary edge
pushed to long-on
CHANCE, long-on running in, drops the chipped drive
Should be the last over!
another top stroke from the young left-hander
slower ball, spotted, driven hard to mid-on, misfield allows the one
length ball on middle, turned round with immaculate timing to backward square
short outside off, and square cut with so much time to spare it goes well in front of square