Two contrasting displays of batting shortcomings were seen from Nepal U19 and Afghanistan U19 in their opening matches against India U19 B/A squads respectively in the U19 Quadrangular One-Day series being played at Ekana stadiums in Lucknow.
While few Afghan players managed to hold their own in a tall chase of 328/8 set by India U19 “A” and got bowled out for 188, Nepal batters undid all the good work done by their bowlers by getting bowled out for 121, chasing a below pat score of 161 set by India U19 “B”.
Nepal U19 face “A” squad in their next match while Afghanistan U19 take on “B” squad on the same day on 14th Sep 2018.
India A U19 328/8 in 50 overs (Prabhsimran Singh 104, Pavan Shah 67, Ayush Badoni 52, Yashasvi Jaiswal 35, Abdul Rahmani 4/66, Reyaz Hassan 2/33) beat Afghanistan U19 188 all out in 46.5 overs (Reyaz Hassan 69, Mohammad Ishaq Shirzad 39, Arif Khan Dawlatzai 37, Mohit Jangra 2/17, Harsh Tyagi 2/34, Ayush Badoni 2/34, Yashasvi Jaiswal 2/20) by 140 runs
India B U19 161 all out in 49 overs (Qamran Iqbal 50, Rishabh Chouhan 19, Kamal Airee 3/31, Pawan Sarraf 2/31, Sagar Dhakal 1/24) beat Nepal U19 121 all out in 41.3 overs (Bhim Sharki 30, Kamal Airee 22, Pankaj Yadav 3/22, Shubhang Hegde 3/29, Sahil Raj 2/20) by 40 runs