U-19 World Cup 2022: Eoin Morgan hails England’s ‘brilliant performance’ in semis;
After edging Afghanistan by 15 runs in a thrilling match on Tuesday, England became the first side to reach the Under-19 CWC final.
Morgan said everyone was proud of the England U-19 side for the “brilliant performance” in the semi-final.
“I have loved watching our boys do their thing at the #U19CWC2022 No more so than today’s game. Brilliant performance. We’re all very proud. Good luck in the final,” Morgan tweeted.
I have loved watching our boys do their thing at the #U19CWC2022 No more so than today’s game. Brilliant performance. We’re all very proud. Good luck in the final 🦁🦁🦁
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) February 1, 2022
The Young Lions’ spinner Rehan Ahmed was the hero, grabbing three wickets in the penultimate over at a vital time when their opponents needed only 18 runs from the last 10 balls.
England will now meet the winner of the other semi-final between Australia and India in the final on Saturday. A remarkable turnaround from their ninth-place finish in the previous event in South Africa just two years ago.
Afghanistan will compete in the third-place playoff at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.