Afghanistan set 262-run target against NepalHemant Dhami, Gulsan Jha and Subash Bhandari took two wickets each.
Afghanistan have posted a 262-run target for Nepal in the Asian Cricket Council U-19 Asia Cup match played at ICC Academy Oval-2 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.
Nepali bowlers ripped through the Afghanistan top order after Nepal won the toss and decided to field first.
Nepal’s Gulshan Kumar Jha took the wicket of Afghanistan’s opening batter Wafiullah Tarakhil at 15 runs off nine deliveries in 1.5 overs. Another opening batter Khalid Taniwal scored 10 off 11 before he was caught by Jha off a delivery by Hemant Dhami in 6.2 overs. Dhami struck again in the next delivery, sending Akram Mohammadzai back to the pavilion for a duck.
Jamshid Zadran, who came to third to bat, held the innings for Afghanistan, completing a half-century. Zadran scored 106 runs off 152 deliveries with eight hits to the fence before being retired out in 49.2 overs.
Rahimullah Zurmati made 35 runs off 65 balls as he shared an 81-run partnership with Zadran.
Numan Shah Agha scored 60 runs off 41 balls and shared a 97-run partnership with Zadran to help Afghanistan put 261-10 in 49.3 overs.
For Nepal, Hemant Dhami, Gulsan Jha and Subash Bhandari took two wickets each.
The national U-19 cricket team lost their opening match to Pakistan by seven wickets at the ICC Academy Oval-2 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on Friday.