ICC U-19 World Cup, Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 33 runs
30 January 2015, Nirapad News: Sri Lanka Under 19s have beaten Afghanistan Under 19s by 33 runs in the 10th Match of ICC Under-19 World Cup at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday (January 30).
Winning the toss, Sri Lanka Under-19s captain KIC Asalanka elected to bat first in the Group B match that began at 9:00 in the morning (local time).
They managed to score only 184 runs due to tight bowling of Afghanistan.
KIC Asalanka hit 71-run while WIA Fernando, WMK Bandara and PWH de Silva took 30, 20 and 20 runs respectively.
Shamsurrahman picked up three Lankan wickets while Zahir Khan and Karim Janat took two wickets each.
While chasing the target of 185-run, young Afghans managed to score 151 runs losing all wickets from 44.5 overs.
Waheedullah Shafaq was the top scorer. He hit 47 runs while Karim Janat and captain Ihsanullah took 40 and 23 runs respectively. No other Afghan batsmen could reach double digit.
Sri Lanka won their first match against Canada while Afghanistan lost their first match to Pakistan.