ICC U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh and Afghanistan reach quarterfinals

Bangladesh and Afghanistan have reached the quarterfinals of the ICC U-19 World Cup.

Bangladesh and Afghanistan have made their reach to the quarterfinals of the ICC U-19 World Cup. Bangladesh beats UAE by 9 wickets by a D/L method as the game was interrupted by rain.

Bowlers of Bangladesh worked in tandem to limit the UAE to 148. Later on, they maintained the target with 61 balls to spare on Saturday. Putting into bat, the UAE slid to eight for two inside three overs. Skipper Alishan Sharafu and Dhruv Parashar then combined to stabilize the game for UAE, putting in 44 runs for the third wicket.

In order to reach the target, Bangladesh made a good start reaching 86 before losing their first wicket. Hussain contributed 37 runs with his fellow opener Mahfijul Islam scoring 45 runs before the players were taken away from the field due to rain interruption.

Mahjiful was able to make his half-century as the teams came up with a new target of 107. Opener Mahfijul Islam, 64 not out and Prantik Nawrose Nabil joins him in the middle, winning the game and making it to the knockouts.

Bangladesh is now all set to clash against India in the quarterfinals on January 29.

Whereas Afghanistan to a 109 run victory over Zimbabwe at the final game of Group C to obtain a quarterfinal tie with Sri Lanka.

The Afghanistan skipper made 111 runs off 118 balls, including 14 fours and 3 sixes, leading the team to 261 for six wickets. He got dismissed in the final ball of the innings.

Zimbabwe’s right-arm medium bowler, Alex Falao took 3-54 from his ten overs to moving on to eight wickets for the tournament so far.

The Afghan bowlers led by spinner Nangeyalia Khan 4-30 bowled out Zimbabwe for 152 in 36.4 overs.

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