Hindustan Times – Afghanistan’s U-19 cricket team created history in the final of the Asia Cup U-19 tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday as they dismantled Pakistan by 185 runs to win the tournament.

Summary

  • Afghanistan’s U-19 cricket team created history in the final of the Asia Cup U-19 tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday as they dismantled Pakistan by 185 runs to win the tournament.
  • Pakistan chose to field first in the final but Afghanistan notched up a 61-run stand between Rahman Gul and Ibrahim Zadran.
  • However, Ikram Faizi, the wicketkeeper and leading run-getter in this tournament, stitched partnerships with the middle order and notched up a magnificent 100 to boost Afghanistan to 248/7.
  • Mujeeb’s haul summed up the domination of the Afghanistan bowlers in the tournament, becoming the second bowler to take a five-wicket haul.
  • Mujeeb, who was the leading wicket-taker in the series and was named the Player of the tournament added that he had bowled with spirit which was the main reason for his hauls against Pakistan.


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