KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Afghanistan defeated Nepal by seven-wickets in the semifinal of the ongoing ACC U-19 Youth Asia Cup played at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday.
Nepal who were sent to bat first after losing the toss gave a modest target of 104 runs to Afghanistan after being all out in 28 overs. In return, Afghanistan hit the target in 20.3 overs at the loss of three wickets.
The game was stopped for about two hours due to rain when Afghanistan was 10 runs away from victory.
Anil Shah top scored 50 runs for Nepal. Afghanistan’s Mujibur Rahman alone took six wickets.
Opening batsman Ramanullah Gurbaz of Afghanistan made the highest 77 runs, Ikram Ali 18 and Darbis Abdul Rashool 12 runs not out.
Kamal Singh Airee, Pawan Sharraf and Sandip Lamichhane took one wicket each.
Afghanistan will face Pakistan in the finals on Sunday.