Cricket fraternity celebrate Afghanistan U19’s semi-final entry in the ICC U19 World Cup 2018

Afghanistan U19 defeated New Zealand U19 in QFs of ICC U19 World Cup 2018.

Bahir Shah of Afg U19 celebrates their QF win of NZ U19 with Afghan supporters | Getty

Afghanistan U19 created history by defeating hosts New Zealand U19 in the quarter-finals of the ICC U19 World Cup 2018 at Christchurch.

Afghanistan U19 captain Naveen-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz (69) and Ibrahim Zadran (68) added 117 runs in 20 overs. Bahir Shah added 67* and Azmatullah Omarzai scored 66 as Afghanistan U19 scored 309/6 in their 50 overs.

New Zealand U19 had to apply themselves and chase down the total, but Afghanistan U19 bowlers proved too much for the young Kiwis. Katene Clarke made 38 and Dale Phillips hit 31, as Afg bowlers demolished Kiwi batting order.

Mujeeb picked 4/14 and Qais Ahmed picked 4/33 as New Zealand folded up for 107 runs in the 29th over.

Afghanistan U19 won the match by 202 runs and qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC U19 World Cup 2018 and eliminated the hosts from the competition.

Twitter went crazy as the young Afghans made their country and whole of cricketing fraternity proud and we have some tweets for you, celebrating their win.



By Jatin Sharma - 25 Jan, 2018

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