Despite setting a measly target of 135, a superb performance with the ball meant Afghanistan just did enough to progress from the Super League quarter-finals. Sri Lanka’s skipper Dunith Wellalage looked like he would pull his team over the line, but it was not to be as Afghanistan edged the islanders to reach the final four, matching their achievement from the 2018 tournament in New Zealand. In the low-scoring thriller, Ijaz Ahmadzai’s stunning direct-hit caught a fair few eyeballs.
Accuracy = 💯
Ijaz Ahmadzai’s stunning direct-hit has been voted the @Nissan #POTD winner from the #U19CWC quarter-final Super League clash between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka 👏 pic.twitter.com/BuDMFvXXMr
— ICC (@ICC) January 28, 2022