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Afghans stun Kiwis to enter semis

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Christchurch, Jan 25:Afghanistan produced a superb all-round effort to stun New Zealand by 202 runs in a Super League quarter-fil at the ICC U19 World Cup here on Thursday.

Opting to bat first, Afghanistan rode on half-centuries from Rahmanullah, Ibrahim Zadran, Baheer Shah and Azmatullah to post a challenging total of 309/6 in their 50 overs.

Mujeeb Zadran and Qais Ahmad then claimed four wickets each as the Afghans bundled out New Zealand for a meagre 107 runs in 28.1 overs.

Zadran returned figures of 4/14 while Ahmad claimed 4/33.

Brief scores: Afghanistan: 309/6 in 50 overs (Rahmanullah 69, Ibrahim Zadran 68, Baheer Shah 67 not out, Azmatullah Omarzai 66; Sandeep Patel 2/13) vs New Zealand: 107 in 28.1 overs (Katene Clarke 38, Dale Phillips 31; Mujeeb Zadran 4/14, Qais Ahmad 4/33). IANS

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