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U19 WC: Afghanistan beat Canada in last match

U19 WC: Afghanistan beat Canada in last match

Feb 01, 2016 - 14:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon defeated Canada in their third and last match in the ICC Under-19 Cricket Worldinfo-icon Cup underway in Bangladesh.

Afghanistan Cricket Board spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News that Canada won the toss and chose to bat in the 50 overs game.

The Canadians could not stay on the crease due to fierce bowling by the Afghans and were bundled out for just 147 runs.

For Afghanistan, Muslim Musa and Shamsur Rahman clinched three wickets each and Rashid grabbed two wickets and Tariq Stanikzai one.

The Afghan under-19s chased the target in the 25th over and won the match by six wickets.

Tariq Stanikzai played well and made 56 runs including nine 4s and one six. Similarly, Ihsanullah contributed 31 runs and Karim Janat 29.  Tariq was the man of the match.

Afghanistan could not advance from group B which also included Pakistaninfo-icon and Sari Lanka, who with second successive wins on Saturday advanced to the Super League quarter-finals of the World Cup along with India and Nepal.

India and Nepal, which took the two top spots in Group D at the expense of New Zealand and Ireland, will clash on Monday in their last league match to decide the group winner.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will play each other on February 3 to determine who tops the group.


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