India in semi-finals of U-19 Asia Cup: beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets
India in semi-finals of U-19 Asia Cup: beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets, now win the semi-final, there may be a clash with Pakistan in the final Team India defeated Afghanistan by 4 wickets in the thrilling match of the Under-19 Asia Cup. With the win, Team India has made it to the semi-finals of this tournament.
India had a target of 260 runs in the match, which the team achieved in 48.2 overs at the loss of 6 wickets. Harnoor Singh was the top scorer with 65 runs. Chasing Target, Team India had lost 6 wickets for 197, but Raj Bawa and Kaushal Tambe added an unbeaten 65 runs for the sixth wicket to ensure the team's victory. Raj Bawa scored 44 not out off 55 balls and Kaushal Tambe scored 35 not out off 29 balls.
Earlier, batting first after losing the toss, Afghanistan scored 259 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Ejaz Ahmedzai scored 86 and Captain Suleiman Safi scored 73 runs. Rajvardhan Hungargekar, Raj Bawa, Vicky Ostwal and Kushal Tambe took 1-1 wickets for India.
Team India played 3 matches in the league stage and won two. The team finished second in the points table with 4 points. From India's group, the Pakistan team finished first with 3 wins and 6 points in 3 matches. In the semi-finals, Team India can face either group B table topper Bangladesh or Sri Lanka. If the teams of India and Pakistan win their respective semi-final matches, then both can get to see the match in the final.
18-year-old Harnoor Singh has impressed everyone with his batting in this tournament. In the very first match of the tournament, he scored 120 runs in 130 balls against UAE. This innings also included 11 fours. In the second match against Pakistan, Harnoor scored 46 runs in 59 balls in difficult conditions. His bat spoke a lot against AFG as well and he scored a brilliant 65 runs in 74 balls with the help of 9 fours. In the 6 Youth ODI matches played so far, the young opener has scored Fifty + 4 times.
Afghanistan had scored 185 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in the first 45 overs of their innings, but in the remaining 5 overs, the team showed a strong game. In the last 5 overs, the AFG team scored 74 runs for the loss of just 1 wicket. In the last over of the innings too, the Afghan team added 27 runs.
Apart from Ejaz Ahmed 86 and Captain Safi 73 runs, Khyber Wali also played an unbeaten 20 runs in just 12 balls. Both teams- IND: Harnoor Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Sheikh Rashid, Yash Dhul (capt), Nishant Sindhu, Raj Bawa, Aaradhya Yadav (wk), Kaushal Tambe, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar.
AFG: Sulaiman Arabzai, Mohammad Ishaq (wk), Sulaiman Safi (c), Allah Noor, Aijaz Ahmed Azad, Khyber Wali, Ejaz Ahmed Ahmedzai, Izharulhaq Naveed, Noor Ahmed, Bilal Sami, Khaleel Ahmed.