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England reach the final of the Under-19 World Cup after 24 years

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England reach the final of the Under-19 World Cup after 24 years

In 1998, England reached the final of the Under-19 World Cup for the first time and won the title.

England defeated Afghanistan by 15 runs with the Duckworth-Lewis system in a thrilling match to end their 24-year wait to enter the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup. Spinner Rehan Ahmed took three wickets in the 46th over when Afghanistan were to score 18 runs in the last ten balls. The team could only manage 215 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 47 overs. England were 231 for six in 47 overs.

England, who finished ninth in the tournament in South Africa two years ago, have made a strong comeback, on the other hand, afghanistan will now play the third-place match at Coolidge. The first match of the Super League semi-finals started late due to rain. England won the toss and elected to bat. Afghanistan’s bowlers got off to a good start and Jacob Bethel, who scored 88 in the quarter-final against South Africa, was dismissed cheaply by Naveed Zadran. Captain Tom Prest was also dismissed early, taking the score to two wickets for 56 runs.

George Thomas scored 50 runs but was dismissed by Noor Ahmed’s brilliant delivery, William Luxton was clean bowled by Izhulhaq Naveed when five wickets fell for 100 runs. After this, it rained again and the match had to be 47 overs. In the end, George Bell and Alex Horton shared a 95-run partnership for England to take the team to 231 runs.

The Afghanistan team had a revised target :

Afghanistan had a revised target of 231 runs from the Duckworth-Lewis system, which required them to start well, but they failed. England fast bowler Josh Boyden took the wicket on the third ball of the innings. Allah Noor eased the pressure by hitting a six as soon as he came and hit eight fours in his half-century innings. However, afghanistan’s innings weakened after mohammad ishaq was run out. Noor was out for 60. Abdul Haddin scored an unbeaten 37 to take the team past 200, but Ahmed bowled brilliantly to give England the victory.

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