Afghanistan booked their place within the semi-finals of the continued ICC U19 World Cup after beating Sri Lanka in a thriller on the Coolidge Cricket Floor in Antigua on Thursday. Regardless of being bowled out for a below-par complete of 134, Afghanistan pulled off a dramatic win, and have become the primary Afghan crew at any degree to succeed in a World Cup semi-final. Following their historic win, the Afghanistan gamers celebrated in a novel means. The gamers carried out the ‘Attan’, which is a conventional dance and has a really particular place within the nation’s tradition.
The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) took to Instagram and shared a video of the Afghanistan gamers’ celebration.
Watch: Afghanistan cricketers dance to rejoice their dramatic win over Sri Lanka in U19 World Cup
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) additionally shared a sneak peek of the crew’s post-match celebrations on Twitter.
Have fun the win boys!!
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) January 27, 2022
— Afghan Cricket Affiliation – ACA (@Afghan_cricketA) January 27, 2022
After being put in to bat first, 4 of Afghanistan’s high 5 batters had been shocked by Sri Lankan bowler Vinuja Ranpul, who’s efforts left them reeling at 26 for 4 at one stage.
Allah Noor and Abdul Hadi stitched some necessary runs, including 47 for the fifth wicket, earlier than the previous was dismissed for 25.
Noor Ahmad then partnered Hadi because the pair added one other essential 48 runs to take their rating previous the 130-run mark.
Chasing a 135-run complete, Sri Lanka had been diminished to 43 for seven at one stage earlier than skipper Dunith Wellalage steadied their ship, scoring 34 runs throughout a 69-run partnership with Raveen da Silva.
Nonetheless, his dismissal forty first over noticed Sri Lanka finally being bowled out for 130.
Afghanistan will face England within the first semi-final on the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, on February 1.
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