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Afghanistan U-19s beat Ireland in warm-up ahead of WC

Afghanistan U-19s beat Ireland in warm-up ahead of WC

Jan 23, 2016 - 17:52

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon under-19 cricket team defeated Ireland in a warm-up encounter ahead of the ICC Under-19 Cricket Worldinfo-icon Cup in Bangladesh.

The Afghans won the toss and chose to bat in the 50 overs game and set the rivals 278 runs target for the loss of all wickets, said Farid Hotak, the Afghanistan Cricket Board spokesman.

For Afghanistan, Ihsanullah Janat struck a wonderful century and made 133 runs followed by Tariq with 40, Rashid Khan 32 and Karim Jannat 24.

Hotak said Ireland could not chase the target and were bundled out for just 151 runs and Afghanistan won the friendly match by 126 runs.

Karim Jannat and Ziur Rahman shared two wickets each and Rashid Khan, Muslim Musa, Zahir Khan and Shamsur Rahman, Tariq and Nijat Masoud clinched one wicket apiece.

Ihsanullah Jannat was the man of the match.

The Afghanistan under-19 side left for Bangladesh on Tuesday to participate in the World Cup commencing from January 27.

Afghanistan are placed in Group B with two-time champion Pakistaninfo-icon, strong contender Sri Lanka and Canada in the 16-nation tournament that featuresinfo-icon nine Test-playing nations and seven Associate and Affiliate Members -- Afghanistan, Canada, Fiji, Namibia, Nepal, Ireland and Scotland.

Teams have been divided into four groups with the top two in each advancing to the Super League quarter-finals and the other two qualifying for the Plate Championships.


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