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ACC U19 Asia Cup

Afghanistan under 19 beat Pakistan under 19 by 85 runs in the Asian Cricket Council's Under 19 Asia Cup in Colombo.

Earlier, sent into bat in a 46-over-a-side match because of the rain delay, Afghanistan scored 162 in their allotted 46 overs. Sediqullah Atal scored 29 while Rahmanullah 27. For Pakistan Farhad Munir and Aamir Ali claimed three wickets each while Abbas Afridi bagged two.

Chasing 163, Pakistan could only muster 78. Eight of Pakistan's players could not make it to double figures. For Afghanistan Shafiqullah Ghafari claimed three while Fazal Haque, Abidullah Taniwal, Noor Ahmed claimed two wickets each.

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