Chasing a manageable 231 in 47 overs, Afghanistan lost the key wicket of opener Nangeyalia Kharote cheaply in the very first over. However, Mohammad Ishaq and Allah Noor have steadied the ship, putting together a fifty partnership. Earlier, England were bailed out from a dicey 136/6 by the rock-solid 95-run partnership between wicketkeeper Alex Horton and George Bell. The duo dug in to give England a sliver of hope as they take on Afghanistan in the first semi-final of the U-19 World Cup.
Innings Break: We have been set a target of 232 runs by the English U19s, thanks to an unbeaten 95-run 7th wicket partnership between Bell and Horton who made half-centuries respectively.— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) February 1, 2022
Over to our batters now..!#FutureStars | #AFGvENG | #U19CWC2022 pic.twitter.com/Db0qlKtnxx