Afghanistan U-19 team stuns India in Youth ODI

India under-19s lost a closely-fought match by two wickets to the Afghanistan under-19 team but won the five-match series 3-2.

While it lost the final ODI, the India under-19 team won the five-match series 3-2. (representative image)   -  REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE

Afghanistan’s U-19 team produced a disciplined effort to script a stunning two-wicket victory over India in a low-scoring fifth Youth ODI here on Saturday.

The five-match series, though, ended 3-2 in favour of host India.

Batting first after winning the toss, India was bowled out for 157 in 49.3 overs at the Ekana Cricket Stadium B ground.

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Vikrant Bhadoriya made 29 and Kumar Kushagra scored 24 for the home team. Noor Ahmad was the most successful bowler for the visitors, picking 3/39, while there were two wickets apiece for Abid Mohammadi and Shafiqullah Ghafari.

In reply, Afghanistan managed to reach the target of 158 in 47.3 overs, with Asif Musazai top-scoring with 42 off 77 balls.

For India U-19, Manav Suthar picked up 3/32 in 7.2 overs.

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