Afghanistan defeat Qatar
By Mohammad Qahir
KABUL: Afghanistan cricket team on Sunday defeated Qatar by 191 runs in (ACC) under-19 Asia Cup, at Kuala Lumpur.
Afghan skipper won the toss and chose to bat first, in order to set big score on the board. Afghan squad managed to post 308 runs in 46.4 overs.
Opener Noor-e-Haq scored 53 runs, Shabir Noori added 51 runs while Najibullah Zadran 49 runs and Mohibullah Paak 41 runs to set a high target.
Qatar started well to chase the target, but later the team was restricted and made 117 runs in 30.2 overs.
Afghan skipper Javed Ahmadi sent five players to the pavilion while Shabir Noori and Najibullah Zadran each took two wickets.
Noori was called man of the match.
Media Officer of Afghan Cricket Board (ACB), Ahmad Farid Hotak told Afghanistan Times that after this brilliant victory Afghan U-19 has the chance to enter semi-final if it beat Bangladesh.
Afghanistan lost its opening match against Sri Lanka on Sunday while will take on Bangladesh on June 26 (tomorrow).
The tournament began from June 23 and would end early next month. Total eight Asian nations are participating in the event. Afghanistan is placed in group B along with Sri Lanka, Qatar and Bangladesh, while host country Malaysia, Nepal, India and Pakistan are in group A.
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