Afghanistan upset Sri Lanka at U19 World Cup

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Under 19 World Cup in Dubai.

Under 19 World Cup in Dubai.

Afghanistan has finished in fourth position after beating Sri Lanka by five wickets at the seventh play off for the U19 World Cup held at ICC Academy Ground 2 in Dubai today.

This marks Afghanistan’s second major win in the tournament, after it shocked Australia by 36 runs. The team also fought hard in a narrow loss to the West Indies by nine runs.

“Usman Ghani took three for 21 and Sayed Shirzad bagged three for 33 as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 114 in 34.3 overs. In turn, Afghanistan raced to victory in under 22 overs for the loss of five wickets with Ihsanullah scoring 37 not out,” according to an update from the ICC.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Plate Championship final – Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 77 runs at Zayed Cricket Stadium

New Zealand 146-9, 50 overs (Brett Randell 51 not out, Shawn Hicks 23; Mosaddek Hossain 4-23, Nihaduzzaman 2-31)

5th/6th position play-off – India beat West Indies by 46 runs at Sharjah Cricket Stadium

India 340-8, 50 overs (Ankush Bains 74, Sanju Samson 67, Shreyas Iyer 66, Deepak Hooda 42, Vijay Zol 30; Gudakesh Motie 3-52, Preston McSween 2-74)

West Indies 294-8, 50 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 112, Nicolas Pooran 54, Tristan Coleman 45; Chama Milind 2-50)

7th/8th position play-off – Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka by five wickets at ICC Academy 2

Sri Lanka 114 all out, 34.3 overs (Priyamal Perera 30, Usman Ghani 3-21, Sayed Shirzad 3-33)

Afghanistan 118-5, 21.2 overs (Ihsanullah 37 not out, Hashmatullah Shaidi 34, Usman Ghani 27; Anuk Fernando 4-50)

11th/12th position play-off – Zimbabwe beat UAE by 84 runs at Abu Dhabi Oval 1

Zimbabwe 205 all out, 50 overs (Luke Longwe 80, Shoun Handirisi 38, Kieran Geyle 27; Moaaz Qazi 3-35, Waruna Perera  2-28, Sajid Khan 2-33)

UAE 121-9, 50 overs (Rohit Singh 30, Kieran Geyle 3-20, Herbert Chikomba 3-21)