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Afghanistan enter U19 World Cup plate finals

Afghanistan enter U19 World Cup plate finals

Afghanistan qualified for the ICC Under-19 World Cup's Plate Championship final with an eight-wicket win over New Zealand.

Cox’s Bazar: Afghanistan qualified for the ICC Under-19 World Cup’s Plate Championship final with an eight-wicket win over New Zealand here on Tuesday.

Aniket Parikh’s all-round display of 48 and two for 20 went in vain as the Afghans bowled out New Zealand for 135 and then raced home in the 28th over.

Tariq Stanikzai scored 50 and captain Ihsanullah Janat made 47 as Afghanistan set up the Plate final against Zimbabwe in Cox’s Bazar on February 12.

“I think we have done well to reach the Plate final and hope the team continues to play good cricket in the final also," said Ihsanullah.

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