Asian Cricket Council’s Asia Cup Anjar-19 has started in Dubai from today. A total of 8 teams including India and Pakistan are playing in this tournament, which are divided into groups of 4-4. The Indian Under-19 team has started its campaign in this tournament with a win. Team India won the match played against Afghanistan Under-19 team at ICC Cricket Academy Ground in Dubai by 7 wickets. In this match, the Indian team saw a brilliant all-round game from Arshin Kulkarni, who took three wickets with the ball and played a brilliant inning of 70 unbeaten runs with the bat.
Afghanistan team was bundled out on a score of just 173.
Uday Saharan, who is captaining the Indian Under-19 team in this tournament, decided to bowl first after winning the toss in this match. The bowlers proved his decision right and sent half of the Afghanistan team to the pavilion till the score of 130. From here, it became very difficult for the Afghan team to reach a contestable score in the match, after which the entire team was limited to 173 runs. While in India’s bowling, Raj Limbani and Arshin Kulkarni took 3 wickets each, Naman Tiwari also took 2 wickets.
Arshin handled one end and returned with victory
Chasing the target of 174 runs, the Indian Under-19 team got the first blow in the form of Adarsh Singh on the score of 22, who returned to the pavilion after scoring only 14 runs. At the score of 32, the team lost the second wicket in the form of Rudra Patel. From here Arshin Kulkarni along with captain Uday Saharan took the score to 73 runs. Captain Saharan was out in this match after scoring 20 runs. After this, Kulkarni and Musheer Khan together did not allow the team to suffer any further setbacks in this match and returned after winning by 7 wickets. While Arshin played an inning of 70 runs in 105 balls, Musheer scored unbeaten 48 runs in 53 balls. With this win, the Indian team is at second place in the points table with 2 points. Now in the tournament, Team India has to play its next match against Pakistan Under-19 team on 10th December.
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