ACC U-19 Asia Cup Cricket: Nepal lose semifinal to Afghanistan by 7 wickets

File: Nepal U-19 cricket team

Kathmandu, November 17

Nepal on Thursday lost their semifinal match of the ACC U-19 Asia Cup Cricket to Afghanistan by seven wickets, losing the chance to reach the final stage of the regional tournament for the first time.

In the match played in Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia, Afghanistan had achieved the target of 104 runs posted by Nepal at the loss of three wickets in 20.3 overs.

In the first innings, Nepal had scored 103 runs when they lost all wickets in 28 overs. For Nepal, Anil Sah had contributed the highest of 50 runs.

In the group stage, Nepal had made two victories over India and Malaysia, but lost to Bangladesh.

Now, Afghanistan and Pakistan will play the final. Pakistan had defeated Bangladesh to reach the final.

Since 2011, Nepal have not defeated Afghanistan in any cricket match. In today’s match also, the dismal batting performance led the Rhinos to a humiliating defeat.

Published on November 17th, Friday, 2017 1:21 PM

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