Aakash Chand takes Nepal U19 to Super 6 after a Dramatic One-Wicket Win against Afghanistan

nepal u19 qualifies for super six in WC 2024

In a heart-stopping clash at the U19 ODI World Cup 2024, Nepal Under-19 clinched a thrilling one-wicket victory over Afghanistan Under-19 on January 26, 2024. The win earned Nepal a spot in the Super Six stage.

Afghanistan set a target of 146, with Allah Mohammad’s 37 off 21 and Naseer Khan Maroofkhil’s 31 off 83. Aakash Chand’s brilliant 5-wicket haul (8-34-5) and Dipesh Kandel’s 2 wickets (8-17-2) restricted Afghanistan to 145/10 in 40.1 overs.

Chasing the target, Nepal faced a tense battle, reaching 149/9 in 44.4 overs. Dev Khanal’s vital 58 off 89 and Dipak Bohara’s 27 off 42 guided them to victory. Afghanistan’s Faridoon Dawoodzai (4.4-21-3) and Naseer Khan Maroofkhil (10-28-2) kept the pressure on.

In a last-over thriller, Nepal secured the win by one wicket, showcasing an unforgettable match that promises more excitement as the U19 World Cup unfolds.

Nepalese cricket fans are in joy as their favourite Nepal U19 cricket team advances to the Super Six stage.

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