Afghanistan’s U-19 team produced a disciplined effort to script a stunning two-wicket victory over fancied India in a low-scoring fifth Youth One-Day International in Lucknow on Saturday.
The five-match series, however, ended 3-2 in favour of hosts India.
Batting first after winning the toss, India were bowled out for 157 in 49.3 overs at the Ekana Cricket Stadium B ground.
Vikrant Bhadoriya made 29 and Kumar Kushagra scored 24 for the home team. Noor Ahmad was the most successful bowler for the visitors, picking 3/39, while there were two wickets apiece for Abid Mohammadi and Shafiqullah Ghafari.
In reply, Afghanistan managed to reach the target of 158 in 47.3 overs, with Asif Musazai top-scoring with 42 off 77 balls.
For India U-19, Manav Suthar picked up 3/32 in 7.2 overs.
This series is the final assignment for the youngsters ahead of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in January. The squad is expected to be announced on Sunday.
(With PTI inputs)