U-19 World Cup 2022: Winning and losing is part of cricket, says Afghanistan skipper Suliman Saifi;

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U-19 World Cup 2022: Winning and losing is part of cricket, says Afghanistan skipper Suliman Saifi;

Afghanistan skipper Suliman Saifi expressed disappointed when his team was defeated by England in the semi-final of the ongoing U-19 Cricket World Cup 2022.

After edging Afghanistan by 15 runs in a thrilling match. England became the first side to reach the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup final.

“Very difficult time. Momentum (was) with us. We played some great knocks. We are a good team. Winning and losing is part of cricket. Congratulations to England,” said Saifi after the game.

The Young Lions’ spinner Rehan Ahmed was the hero. After grabbing three wickets in the penultimate over at a vital time. When their opponents needed only 18 runs from the last 10 balls.

Therefore, England will now face the winner of the other semi between Australia and India on Saturday in the final. However, a remarkable turnaround from the previous tournament just two years ago in South Africa when they finished ninth.

As for Afghanistan they will head to the Coolidge Cricket Ground for the third-place playoff.

Wednesday 2 February match

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