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Young Afghan Cricketers Make History

On August 27, Afghanistan's under-19 cricket team beat the United Arab Emirates in the Asian Cricket Council's U-19 Elite Cup semifinal in Kuala Lumpur, Malysia. It marked the first time Afghanistan reached the final match of an international tournament.

Afghanistan outplayed Hong Kong by 17 runs to reach the semi-final, with Noorul Haq, Izzatullah and Obaidullah Kunari giving the most impressive performance.

Previously, the Afghan team beat Hong by 17 runs and Malaysia by four wickets in the tournament’s opening match.

Afghanistan will face Nepal in the final.

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