Defeating Sri Lanka by 32 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method), Afghanistan qualified for the quarter-final. Despite losing as early wicket, Ibrahim Zadran (86), Ikram Ali Khil (55), Darwish Rasooli (63) shone to provide Afghanistan with a competitive score of 284 for 7.

Thisaru Rahsmika and Nipun Malinga bagged a couple of wickets each to emerge as the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka.

Rain interrupted the match for quite some time and the reduced target was 235 from 38 overs. However, Afghanistan’s bowling was better. Naveen-ul-Haq led the attack with his 4 for 35 while Azmatullah Omarzai and Qais Ahmad bagged two wickets each. Jehan Daniel top scored with a 48 as Sri Lanka were bundled for 202 in 37.3 overs.

Brief scores:

Afghanistan U19 284 for 7 in 50 overs (Ibrahim Zadran 86, Ikram Ali Khil 55, Darwish Rasooli 63; Thisaru Rahsmika 2 for 64, Nipun Malinga 2 for 56) won against Sri Lanka U19 202 in 37.3 overs (Krishan Arachchige 41, Jehan Daniel 48, Asen Bandara 38; Naveen-ul-Haq 4 for 35, Azmatullah Omarzai 2 for 37, Quais Ahmad 2 for 37)